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Councilor Marcus Lundy to Host Student Symposium at Jackson Olin High School on Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                           Thursday, March 9, 2017

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – It’s not often that students have an opportunity to offer visionary ideas for their communities, but when these opportunities are offered, forecasting the geographical structure of their communities may be possible. Today at 12:30 p.m., the Regional Planning Commission will give a presentation to Jackson-Olin High School students about the Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan. This presentation will give students an open platform to share their thoughts with city leaders and zoning specialists on what they want their community to look like in five, ten and even 20 years from now. Councilor Marcus Lundy, whose district includes Jackson Olin, said he believes that feedback from students is a vital part of planning for the future.

“The plan is to really listen to the students. There will be an eclectic mix of students there at Jackson Olin participating and I think their recommendations should be heard by the folks here at the City because they really have their finger on the pulse of what tomorrow is going to look like,” Councilor Lundy said. “That age group, they’re going to be the leaders that shape our communities in the next 15-20 years so why not get their input on the framework today.”

WHO: Councilor Marcus Lundy with Regional Planning Commission

WHAT: Hosting a Symposium with Jackson Olin High Students to Discuss Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan

WHEN: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: P.D. Jackson Olin High School, 1300 Avenue F, Ensley Birmingham, AL 35218

For more information and details please contact Leslie Smith at 205.277.7858. For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Perry at 205.908.7392.