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Breaking Down the Budget: Birmingham City Council Inviting the Public To Learn More About Upcoming Budget Through Town Hall Meetings

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Wednesday May 20, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- Do you know what’s being proposed in the upcoming 2016 budget? Here’s you chance to see how the money is being allotted. The Birmingham City Council is making it easy for you to learn about the budget by bringing the budget to you. Four community town hall meetings will be held during the month of June. During the meetings residents will be presented with an outline of the budget, and they will have the opportunity to ask questions about what is being proposed.

“We are very serious about consistently being transparent with the public about our goals to operate a budget that is fiscally wise,” President Johnathan Austin said. “It is my hope that by taking the budget out into the community, we will provide everyone with a better understanding of what we believe is best for the city.”

The budget hearings will take place at the following locations:

Friday, June 5th at 6 p.m. (Parkway Christian Church)

9753 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL 35215

Monday, June 8th at 6 p.m. (New Pilgrim Baptist Church)

708 Goldwire Pl SW, Birmingham, AL 35211

Tuesday, June 9th at 6 p.m. (Bethel Baptist Church – Pratt City)

1708 Spencer Ave, Birmingham, AL 35214

Wednesday, June 10th at 6 p.m. (Avondale Elementary School)

4000 8th Ct S, Birmingham, AL 35222

In addition to the town hall meetings, a public budget hearing will be held on May 28th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers. Residents can also view a copy of the proposed budget on the city’s website using the following link.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.254.2036 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.