The Office Birmingham City Council, District 4
The duties: The nine-member council is the legislative arm of Birmingham city government. It enacts legislation, adopts budgets and decides on policies for the city during weekly council meetings. One councilor is elected from each of nine districts to serve a four-year term.
The area: District 4 includes Airport Highlands, Brownsville Heights, Brummitt Heights, Maple Grove, Penfield Park, parts of Echo Highlands and Killough Springs, Pine Knoll Vista, East Birmingham, Inglenook, Kinston, part of North Avondale, North East Lake, part of Wahouma, Collegeville, part of Fairmont and North Birmingham, Harriman Park, Norwood, Woodlawn and South Woodlawn.