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Next on the Mobile Tour for the Road to Revitalization: A Stop in District 6

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                Monday, October 19, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– The Road to Revitalization continues tonight with a stop in District 6. To follow the progress of the revitalization efforts, Councilors initiated a mobile tour to visit neighborhoods in their district. During this tour, Councilors are meeting with residents in their communities to discuss the revitalization efforts that are being made using the $6.5 million that was budgeted for neighborhood cleanups. The second stop on the tour will take place tonight at 6 p.m. tonight in District 6 at 613 Cotton Avenue SW, near the walking track.

“This tour will give us a inside look at where we stand on certain projects within each district,” Councilor Sheila Tyson said. “Specifically I’m looking forward to hearing from residents on their thoughts concerning the progress that has been made. This feedback will ensure that we are on the right track to transforming our neighborhoods into communities that we can all be proud of.”

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 recently approved 4 additional contractors to speed up the process of revitalizing our neighborhoods.

What: Road to Revitalization Tour

When: Monday, October 19, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Where: 613 Cotton Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 (Near the walking track)

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