Road to Revitalization: Councilors Initiating Mobile Feedback To Gain One on One Feedback From Residents on the Status of Cleanup Projects
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Contact: Brittany Sharp
BIRMINGHAM, AL – As we move along the Road to Revitalization, Birmingham City Councilors are adamant about ensuring that the $6.5 million dollars they included in this year’s budget is used properly to ensure that neighborhood cleanup projects are completed in a timely manner. To follow the progress of the revitalization efforts, Councilors will participate in a mobile tour to visit neighborhoods in their district. During this tour, Councilors will be able to meet with residents in their communities to discuss the efforts that are being made. The first stop on the tour will take place tonight at 6 p.m. in District 9 at Gaines Chapel AME Church, located at 1607 Daniel Payne Drive.
“It is our responsibility as elected leaders to ensure that all of our communities are clean and safe environments in which residents can live comfortably,” Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. said. “The funding that my colleagues and I put in place to ensure that our neighborhoods are revitalized was the beginning steps, and we are committed to staying on top of each project to see the fruition of this budget line item.”
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. 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. Additionally, Councilors approved 4 additional contractors during today’s Council Meeting that will help to speed up the process of revitalizing our neighborhoods. 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.
For more information, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at (205) 721-5369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.