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Breaking Down the Numbers: Birmingham City Council’s Post Budget Tour Begins Today

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Monday, September 19, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Cleaner neighborhoods, enhanced schools, and safer communities, that’s the goal for this year’s budget and here’s your chance to learn exactly how the nearly $426 million dollar budget will be used to address those areas. After hosting a budget tour to gain feedback from the public on what they would like to see included in the budget, Councilors are now going back into the neighborhoods once again to break down the numbers. The annual post budget tours will kickoff tonight at 6 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 980 Huffman Road, Birmingham, AL 35215.

“My colleagues and I worked extremely hard to analyze each line item in this year’s budget to ensure that we could properly address each of the concerns that we heard during our pre-budget tours,” Council President Johnathan F. Austin said. “Now it is time for us to return back to our communities to detail how the funding will be used to resolve our city’s most pressing issues. It is my hope that in addition to educating the public, these tours will also give us the opportunity to gain feedback from the public on what we can do to keep them updated on the progress that’s being made throughout the year.”

The post budget tours will take place at four locations throughout the city over the next two weeks. The locations as well as the dates and times for each post budget tour are listed below:

Tuesday, September 19, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

980 Huffman Road

Birmingham, AL 35215

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Oxmoor Valley Community Center

1992 Wenonah Oxmoor Rd

Birmingham, AL 35211

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6 p.m.

16th Street Baptist Church

1530 6th Ave N

Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Harrison Park Recreation Center

1615 McMillon Ave SW

Birmingham, AL 35211

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