Birmingham City Council to Host Offsite Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY Monday, April 18, 2016
Contact: Brittany Sharp
BIRMINGHAM, AL– In an effort to increase engagement with the citizens concerning issues that affect their neighborhoods, the Birmingham City Council will hold an offsite meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Avondale Elementary located at 4000 8th Ct S, Birmingham, AL 35222. Pre-Council will begin at 5:30 p.m., with Council Meeting immediately following at 6 p.m. Council President Johnathan Austin says he looks forward to being able to reach more citizens through a meeting that is more convenient for the general public.
“Taking the meetings to our communities is an opportunity for us as a Council to present the citizen’s business directly to the citizens,” President Austin said. “We’re going to do it systematically and get around to all nine districts that the Council has been elected to serve. I think it’s important to let the citizens know how we conduct their business and then give them an opportunity to speak on any issues that may affect them.
People who wish to speak at the Council Meeting must sign-up on the speakers list by 5:45 p.m. at Avondale Elementary. Speakers can begin signing up at 5 p.m. The Council Meeting will be streamed on the Council’s live streaming channel on Ustream. To access that channel, please CLICK HERE. The television broadcast of the Council Meeting will be shown Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Channel 340 with Brighthouse.
What: Birmingham City Council Offsite Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Pre-Council: 5:30 p.m.; Council Meeting: 6 p.m.
Where: Avondale Elementary School: 4000 8th Ct S, Birmingham, AL 35222
For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Director Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.