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Councilor Scales presents “BIG Picture” Vision At Eastern Area Town Hall Meeting

PRESS RELEASE    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Contact: Julius White

Phone: 205-873-4894

Julius.white@birminghamal.gov 

BIRMINGHAM, AL-With eastern area business re-development as the main topic and holistic growth opportunities on the agenda, Councilor Lashunda Scales will share her district’s ‘big picture’ vision at two Town Hall meetings scheduled on Monday, September 15, 2014 and Monday, October 27, 2014.

Councilor Scales maintains that eastern area development is vital to the City’s overall success due to following:

  • Presently, the city’s most densely populated area
  •  Large historical tax base
  •  Surrounded by three high traffic intrastates – Gadsden Highway 11; Intrastate 75
  •  Parkway East; Highway 79 – Pinson Valley Parkway
  •  Prime real estate for business growth opportunities

“Residents want and need quality of life benefits to sustain communities,” stated Councilwoman Scales. “We are bringing governmental, educational, corporate stakeholders and law enforcement officials together to provide us with practical framework solutions and to inform us how to secure creative funding opportunities to accomplish our goals. Major restaurant franchises, choice grocery stores along with industrial and retail establishments can manifest when we work jointly for the common good of our city,” Councilor Scales said.

September 15, 2014 speakers include:

Congresswoman, Terri Sewell – 7th Congressional District, D; Birmingham Police Department; Birmingham City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Craig Witherspoon; Mac Underwood, General Mgr. Birmingham Water Works; Greg Barker, Sr. VP of Marketing & Economic Development – Alabama Power Co.; James M. Bailey, CEO,Atlanta Market – Operation HOPE, Inc.

 Please be advised that residents DO NOT have to live in District 1 to participate.

Event details

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014

Place: Northeast YMCA (628 Red Lane Road)
Doors Open:   6 p.m.

Meeting Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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Date: Monday, October 27, 2014

Place: Huffman High School (950 Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35215)
Doors Open:   6 p.m.

Meeting Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more information concerning the town hall meetings, please contact Councilor Scales office at (205) 254-2294 .