Mayors of Alabama’s largest cities to gather in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama’s 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues.

A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which begins Sunday and continues Monday. The mayors of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Auburn, Dothan, Decatur and Madison are expected to attend.

Combined, the cities’ total population makes up more than 20% of Alabama’s population of about 5 million people.

The leaders are expected to discuss issues including a proposal that would provide greater oversight of people accused of violent crimes. They also could talk about topics including the distribution of sales taxes from online purchases.

The group of mayors last met in the summer in Mobile and discussed gun violence.

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