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Road to Revitalization: Schedule Unveiled for Mowing Projects in Each District

PRESS RELEASE                                                                      Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilors say residents in their districts can soon expect to see the fruition of the $6.5 million that they included in this years budget for neighborhood cleanup. A mowing schedule has been released that outlines when services will begin in each district. To access that schedule, please click HERE. This is a tentative schedule as weather or unforeseen circumstances could cause a delay. Councilors say they are glad to see that the work has begun to cleanup neighborhoods and this schedule is a sign that we’re moving on the Road to Revitalization.

“We are looking forward to seeing work begin in each our districts as this has been a huge priority to us after learning about issues in our communities during our budget tour that we hosted prior to putting the budget in place,” President Johnathan Austin said. “We are committed to seeing these projects through completion to ensure that the entire $6.5 million is used to cleanup our neighborhoods.”

Councilors stood true on their promise to revitalize each district by passing a budget that includes $3.5 million dollars for weed abatement, $3 million dollars for property demolition, and a 3% cost of living [COLA] raise for all city employees. For a look back at how councilors crafted the budget please view this video produced by the Birmingham City Council Office of Public Information.

For more information, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at (205) 721-5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.