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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                                                                               Thursday May 28, 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 your chance to see how the money is being appropriated, and voice your opinions in what you would like to see in the new budget. The annual public budget hearing will take place today at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Residents who wish to voice their concerns about the budget must sign-up between 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. A copy of the proposed budget can be viewed on the city’s website using the following link. In addition to the public budget hearing, the Council will be bringing the budget to the community. 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:

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

Thursday, June 11th at 6 p.m. (Parkway Christian Church)

9753 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL 35215

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