District 6 News

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson and Community Leaders Celebrate the New Hope Community Development Center Grand Opening

October 21, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Saturday October 21, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— Councilor Sheila Tyson is inviting all citizens to celebrate the New Hope Community Development Center Grand Opening in the heart of the West End Community. Attendees will have a chance to tour the new facility and take home some […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Celebrate UAB Legacy Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

August 18, 2017

Hundreds gathered under the 70-foot-high pavilion built to house the newly resurrected University of Alabama at Birmingham football team. The crowd of fans, donors, and students cheered loudly as the group of elected officials, CEOs, and coaches cut the ribbon in unison, marking the official opening of the sprawling new facility. The football team could […]

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Councilor Tyson: Loveman Village Redevelopment a ‘Shot in the Arm,” for Community

August 16, 2017

Across the street from several recently razed lots near Loveman Village, Councilor Sheila Tyson spoke to citizens and members of the media about the important economic opportunities that will come when the public housing community in District 6 is redeveloped. The $23 million project — of which $17 million has been secured through a low-income […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Invites Citizens to Enjoy a Relaxing Sunday Evening at Jazz in the Park

August 13, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                        Sunday, August 13, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—Fun in District 6 continues as Councilor Sheila Tyson invites everyone out to Jazz in the Park at the West End Walking Trail […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Promotes Health and Fitness at the Sistah Strut Warm Up Walk 

August 12, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Saturday, August 12, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— The weekend is here and today, August 12th at 10:30am, Councilor Sheila Tyson is […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host District 6 Town Hall Meeting and Address State of Neighborhood Revitalization

June 1, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                            June 1, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson and Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Give Out Free Bags of Starbucks Ground Coffee

May 11, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Thursday, May 11, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham get Ready to take home some of the finest ground coffee and coffee beans all for FREE! Join Councilor Sheila Tyson, Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt and Miracle Deliverance Church of God In Christ for the FREE […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Prepare to Give Greetings and Celebrate the Civil Rights District as a National Monument

April 14, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                     Friday April 14, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Saturday Birmingham City Councilors will join hundreds of citizens from near and far to celebrate their collaborative efforts with the City of Birmingham and U.S. Representative Terri Sewell to make sure Birmingham’s rich history will never go untold. […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Took Concerns of the Community to Capitol Hill and Addressed Local Needs in Federal Budget

April 3, 2017

What an exciting week on Capitol Hill as Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt joined forces with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) to push against proposed cuts in the federal budget to essential programs such as Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health and improving quality of life for the nation’s […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Helps Send Birmingham City Schools’ Students to Washington D.C. for Black Women’s Roundtable National Summit

March 30, 2017

It’s not often that city leaders have the opportunity to expose students to a different realm of leadership on Capital Hill, but when they do, many reap countless benefits. As part of her quest to educate and empower citizens, especially young women, Councilor Sheila Tyson enlisted sponsorship for twelve female students from Parker and Wenonah […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Helps Send Birmingham City Schools’ Students to Washington D.C. for the Sixth Annual Black Women’s Roundtable National Summit

March 30, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Thursday March 30, 2017 Contact: Chiara E. Perry Phone: 205-908.7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL –National Women’s History Month is almost over, and Councilor Sheila Tyson wants to make sure all women make their mark. Today through Sunday, Councilor Tyson along with twelve female students from Parker and Wenonah High Schools began their journey […]

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URGENT HIGH IMPORTANCE Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Press Conference at Tom Brown Village on Domestic Violence

March 26, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                           Sunday March 26, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: (205) […]

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Students in District 6 Receive a Lesson in Aviation

March 20, 2017

It’s not everyday that a helicopter lands right in your community, but thanks to Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson and Bishop Demetrics Roscoe of Living Church Ministries, students at Washington Elementary got a front row seat. Students received a lesson on aviation hoping to spark their interest of becoming professional pilots. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 3/20 – 3/24

March 17, 2017

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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GEAR UP Summer Program Registration Begins

March 15, 2017

Summer vacation is right around the corner and there’s one program gearing up to help propel your child towards a life of success. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs is offering free summer camp programs. The GEAR UP summer camp program offers more than 25 programs at a […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 3/13 – 3/17

March 10, 2017

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 3/6 – 3/10

March 3, 2017

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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A New Medical Center Opens in District 6

March 1, 2017

A new medical center is now open in Birmingham! The new Cahaba Medical Care Center, located in the heart of District 6 is structured to provide high quality, comprehensive, and compassionate care for all residents. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson, who serves as the Councilor for the district, which Cahaba Medical Care resides in, couldn’t be more excited […]

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Birmingham Careers Launch New Program

March 1, 2017

There’s a new program in Birmingham available for students that’s absolutely free. The Birmingham City Council launched Birmingham Careers to ensure that youth in the City of Birmingham are equipped with all the tools necessary to land thousands of high paying technology jobs right out of high school. Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin says […]

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Birmingham Careers Launches Today, Securing Nearly 5,000 Jobs for Students

February 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                 Thursday, February 23, 2017 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov Birmingham – Did you know that according to U.S. Labor Department projections, 63% of all new jobs created between now and 2020 would not require a college degree? In knowing this, the Birmingham City Council wants to make sure that our youth are equipped with all the tools […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Invites Citizens to Participate in the 2017 Prom Dress Giveaway

February 22, 2017

Prom season is arguably the height of students’ high school glory years. It’s the first ‘red carpet’ to thousands of America’s favorite elegant dances and is lauded as one major characterization of high school culture. The celebratory and creative themes of prom often make for unmatched dreamy nostalgia as parents all over the nation get […]

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14th Annual Wenonah High School Unity Breakfast Taking Place This Week

February 20, 2017

It’s one of the most highly anticipated events for proud students along with their parents and residents alike. Wenonah High School’s 14th Annual Unity Breakfast will take place this Friday and it’s an event that you do not want to miss. The event, spearheaded by Wenonah High School staff under the leadership of principal Regina Carr-Hope, […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 2/20 – 2/24

February 17, 2017

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Councilors Stand Firm to Make Education a Top Priority

February 15, 2017

Across the United States, city leaders and organizations have turned their attention to collectively investing resources and implementing a wide range of strategies in an effort to dramatically improve student achievement through educational funding. Education, being a vital part of any community, is an ongoing movement of transformation proving to be an invaluable asset for […]

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Residents in District 6 Travel Through History

February 13, 2017

Empowering residents in the community has always been a passion for Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson. That’s why Councilor Tyson and citizens in District 6 traveled through history as she hosted a number of black history programs educating youth throughout District 6. Councilor Tyson says the goal of these events were not only to inspire […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 2/13 – 2/17

February 10, 2017

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Quality Food and New Jobs Land in Downtown Birmingham

February 9, 2017

The anticipation was at an all time high as hundreds of shoppers eagerly awaited the opening of a first class grocery store downtown. The Birmingham City Council along with downtown residents and workers gathered to cut the green ribbon for the opening of Publix Supermarket. Until now, downtown Birmingham was considered to be a food […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Outline Plans For A New Stadium

February 8, 2017

UAB football is back and better than ever. With the 2017 football season just months away, The Birmingham City Council got a chance to tour the new UAB football facility that is slated for completion by July 1st. Councilors also discussed ways in which they can continue to support the football program in the future, and […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 2/6 – 2/10

February 3, 2017

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Birmingham City Councilors Approve Sanctuary City Resolution

February 2, 2017

‘Land of the free and home of the brave’ is what many Americans are echoing across the country in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order placing a temporary travel ban on citizens traveling from seven Muslim-majority nations to the U.S. In the midst of the emotional chaos, millions of citizens are choosing to stand for […]

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Residents in Birmingham Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 1, 2017

It was a day of remembering one of our nation’s most dedicated Civil Rights activists. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for nonviolence in the many faces of racial adversity. For many of the youth of the City of Birmingham, it marked the fulfilling of commitment to work out their differences and abstain from any […]

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The Birmingham City Council Continues to Tell Birmingham’s Story

January 23, 2017

There are many stories that go untold everyday, but thanks to the efforts of the City of Birmingham and U.S. Representative Terri Sewell the story of Birmingham will never go untold. In one of his lasts actions as President, Barack Obama signed a proclamation naming the Birmingham Civil Rights District a national monument. This makes […]

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New Starbucks and Comfort Inn Headed to District 8

January 20, 2017

A new Starbucks and Comfort Inn are headed to District 8 creating a new shopping facility that both residents and those visiting the Crossplex can enjoy. Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Steven Hoyt, who serves as the Councilor for the District which this facility resides in says he couldn’t be happier to see construction of this […]

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Birmingham City Council and State Legislators Lay Out Plan for Birmingham Ahead of Legislative Session

January 18, 2017

Reducing crime, improving education, and revitalizing neighborhoods continues to be top priority for the Birmingham City Council. Just weeks before the regular session begins in Montgomery, the Birmingham City Council is making sure they remain top priority for Alabama lawmakers as well. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Former Intern Student of the Birmingham City Council Internship Program Details How the Program Helped Him

January 5, 2017

Making an impact in the lives of young people continues to be the focal point for the Birmingham City Council. That’s why each year the Birmingham City Council provides a number of well-deserved students with the opportunity to gain knowledgeable information on how local government is ran through the Birmingham City Council Internship program. We were able […]

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Councilor Tyson Gifts Hundreds of Families With Thanksgiving Baskets!

November 23, 2016

District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson wants to make sure that families in her district have an unforgettable holiday. She recently teamed up with Judge Elizabeth French and Chief Deputy District Attorney Danny Carr to providing over 400 boxes of food to feed a family of up to seven. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Receive the “Citizen of the Year” Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Alpha Phi Chapter

November 12, 2016

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Birmingham City Councilors Encourage Residents to Join the Commemoration of Veteran’s Day Through Acts of Service

November 9, 2016

As we experience a turning point in our nation’s history, the Birmingham City Council is encouraging everyone to pay tribute through acts of service and honor those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. This year’s Veteran’s Day observance will begin with a Memorial Service on November 10th at 4:30 p.m. at […]

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The Birmingham City Council Urges Residents to GO VOTE!

November 8, 2016

Today is a pivotal day in American history and the Birmingham City Council urges all citizens to go vote. If you haven’t yet figured out where your polling place is on Election Day — which is Tuesday, November 8 — Google can help you find it. There are three easy ways to find this information through Google. […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Educate Citizens on Amendment 14

November 7, 2016

On November 8th you will not only be voting on the next president, but you will also vote on local issues and statewide amendments that affect you directly. Birmingham City Council members are making sure residents of Birmingham know exactly what they are voting for when it comes to Amendment 14. Amendment 14 could have a direct impact […]

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The Birmingham City Council Commemorates 75 Years of the Magic City Classic By Hosting Numerous Free Events

November 1, 2016

75 Years of Success….including continuous economic impact, new opportunities for development, and a lifetime of memories and that’s just to name a few! To celebrate decades of the historic Magic City Classic, city leaders came together to host a number of free events for both residents and fans alike. For more information about everything the Council […]

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The Magic City Classic Celebrates 75 Years of Rich Culture and Tradition!

October 28, 2016

For 75 years a historic football matchup between Alabama A&M and Alabama State universities has taken center stage in Birmingham. This historic game is the longest continuous rivalry in the state of Alabama. History shows that the first game between the two schools was played in 1924. This uninterrupted, annual tradition first began in 1945 […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson and Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. Present Old School Magic City Classic Concert

October 25, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The historic Magic City Classic game takes place in Birmingham this weekend and to commemorate 75 years, city leaders are hosting an array of events to welcome in visitors and to bring together residents from around the city. […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Helping Citizens Combat Flu Season

October 14, 2016

It’s that time of year where citizens are taking preventative measures to avoid getting the flu and Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is doing her part to aid in these measures. Councilor Tyson teamed up with Walgreens this week to help educate the community and provide a free flu shot clinic open to Birmingham City Employees and the public at […]

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The Birmingham City Council Returns to the Neighborhoods to Break Down the 2016 – 2017 Budget

October 6, 2016

After hosting a budget tour to gain feedback from the public on what they would like to see included in the $426 million dollar budget, Birmingham City Councilor members went back into the neighborhoods to show residents how there tax dollars are being put to use to cleanup communities, improve schools, and reduce crime activity. During the tour residents not only gained […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Host Tenth Annual Party With a Purpose

September 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                            Friday , September 30, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp […]

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Birmingham Citizens Strut for a Good Cause!

September 28, 2016

With the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month just a day away many citizens are taking steps to help bring awareness to breast cancer in the City of Birmingham. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson recently strutted for a good cause to support women of color impacted by breast cancer during the 5th anniversary of Brenda’s […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Participate in the 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Sistah Strut Race

September 24, 2016

Studies show that about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016 alone, over 300,000 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed in women, not including the nearly 3,000 additional cases that are expected to be diagnosed in men. With epidemics like […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Join City Leaders for Launch of the ‘On the Porch’ Neighborhood Initiative

September 23, 2016

It is a known fact that a positive city image draws visitors, residents, businesses, and employees to communities, which ultimately strengthens city services. In knowing this the Birmingham City Council is focused on bringing new life into all 99 of Birmingham’s neighborhoods. Next week Councilors will visit communities to launch the “On the Porch” initiative. […]

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District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson Joins West End Community in Honoring Senior Citizens

September 2, 2016

Senior citizens in District 6 have played such a vital role in a number of communities, and residents in West End are doing their part to show them tha they are appreciated. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson teamed up with Urban Ministries and a number of others to feed senior citizens and residents for the 3rd Annual […]

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District 6 Residents Celebrate Rich Southern Heritage During Annual Titusville Day!

August 28, 2016

Endless amounts of fun is what its all about during the 32nd annual Titusville Day in District 6. Birmingham City Councilor Shelia Tyson along with neighbors, family and friends, gathered together to celebrate the community’s growth and rich southern heritage in the city of Birmingham. Residents say Titusville is not just a community but more […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Attend Annual “Titusville Day”

August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, August 19, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Neighbors, family and friends often come together to fellowship in the rich southern heritage of the South. This Saturday, August 20th, Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson will help resonate the richness of that southern heritage as the […]

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This Month in Riding With Sheila: Councilor Sheila Tyson Takes on Uber!

August 10, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is always on the go and this time she’s taking advantage of the newest ride sharing service in Birmingham. Councilor Tyson took a ride in Uber this month for her 4th installment of “Riding with Shelia.” Councilor Tyson who serves on the Transportation Committee says Uber is a great means […]

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Riding With Sheila: Councilor Sheila Tyson Will Join an Uber Official for a Ride to City Hall

August 1, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Monday, August 1, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – “Riding with Sheila” kicks back off again this month and for the 4th installment of the series Councilor Sheila Tyson will take an Uber Ride to City Hall for Tuesday’s Council Meeting. An official from Uber’s corporate office […]

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21ST ANNUAL R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally Proves to Be Successful Again As They Send Hundreds of Students Back to School With the Tools to Excel

July 26, 2016

Whenever communities come together to encourage youth and supply them with tools to succeed as they prepare to pursue their education, the rewards can be priceless. Monday, More Than Conquerors Faith Church, situated in the heart of District 6, hosted their 21st Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally. The Back to School Rally provided students with free book […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Holding Third Session in Women’s Empowerment Series

July 22, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, July 22, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – “I Am My Sister’s Keeper.” That’s the message that Councilor Tyson is spreading as she prepares to host her 3rd session of her Women’s Empowerment Series. As a part of the series Councilor Tyson is meeting with women in public […]

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Zoomania! Residents Enjoy Free Day at Zoo Thanks to Birmingham City Councilors

July 15, 2016

The fun was endless and every where in sight! From the safari to zipping to feeding the animals residents in Districts 5 & 6 got to enjoy a unique experience at the zoo thanks in part to City Council President Johnathan Austin and Councilor Shelia Tyson. Councilors say the opportunity to be able to provide […]

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A Hidden Jewel Within District 6 Making a National Impact

July 14, 2016

There’s a hidden jewel within District 6….that touches not just local residents but people all over the country. Did you know that the Golden Flake facility is located right here in Birmingham? Birmingham City Councilwoman Shelia Tyson was invited along with the Titusville Civitan Club to tour the golden flake foods facility for an inside look […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Pushes Community to Get Involved with Housing Authority Standards During Women’s Empowerment Series

June 22, 2016

‘Your Change is Coming’ that’s the message that was shared at the latest forum hosted by District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson as a part of her Women’s Empowerment Series. During the forum that was held in the Loveman Village Housing Community, residents voiced their concerns on some of the changes that they would like to […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Holding Second Session in Women’s Empowerment Series

June 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, June 17, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – “I Am My Sister’s Keeper.” That’s the message that Councilor Tyson is spreading as she prepares to host her 2nd session of her Women’s Empowerment Series. As a part of the series Councilor Tyson is meeting with women […]

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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency Awards Birmingham with Huge Grants

June 6, 2016

The push to redevelopment communities in Birmingham City continues to grow as Birmingham City Councilors look for additional resources that will aid in a greater Birmingham. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded two grants within one week of each other to the City of Birmingham. Both grants totaled $600,000. Councilor William Parker says the grants will help empower communities and spark […]

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Birmingham City Council Pledges the $5 Million Savings Will be Returned Back to the Neighborhoods

June 4, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                             Saturday, June 4, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – In wake of recent news, that the City of Birmingham has $5 million due to cost savings, the Birmingham City Council is ready to return those funds back to the areas that needs them the most. This pledge to […]

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New Senior Living Facility to be Unveiled in District 6

May 27, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson has a passion for serving and promoting the benefits of a balanced quality of life to all constituents especially her beloved senior citizens. On Saturday May 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. she will join community leaders and cut the ribbon for the new upgrades at the Princeton Towers II senior […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Join City Leaders and Launch “On the Porch’” Neighborhood Initiative

May 26, 2016

Gone are the days when all it took to have a safe community was local cops on the beat. Now, neighborhoods must deal with countless issues that can become overwhelming when reaching solutions. In light of these issues, City leaders continue to build upon existing strengths and improve the reality of all the people who […]

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History Still Being Made at Rickwood Field!

May 13, 2016

There is proof that there is still an abundance of life at one of the oldest baseball parks in the United States and its right in the heart of Birmingham City. The Alabama State Hornets and The Alabama A&M bulldogs faced off in the 2nd Magic City Diamond Classic at the historic Rickwood Field. For more […]

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Birmingham City Councilors “Zyp” Through Birmingham!

May 11, 2016

From Memorial Park to city hall, City Councilors zyped through the City of Birmingham with one purpose in mind. With more than 400 Zyp bikes deployed around Birmingham city through an initiative of Rev Birmingham, Councilors took on the challenge of encourage residents to participate in the bike share program in hopes of maintaining health […]

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Birmingham City Council Re-elects Councilor Johnathan Austin to Council President; Elects Councilor Steven Hoyt to President Pro-Tempore

May 10, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – In accordance with the recent changes made to the Mayor-Council Act by the Alabama Legislature, which in part required the City Council to hold leadership elections at today’s Council Meeting, the Birmingham City Council voted today re-electing Councilor […]

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Birmingham City Council Inviting the Public to Zyp With Them to Tuesday’s Council Meeting

May 9, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Monday, May 9, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Your Tuesday commute into downtown may involve some new faces as Birmingham City Councilors plan to Zyp into City Hall for Tuesday’s Council Meeting. Councilors will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Memorial Park located at 524 6th Ave […]

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New Series Works to Educate Women Through Community Forums

May 5, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is putting forth new initiatives to work with the community to help them come up with solutions to deal with problems that for so long have plagued their environments. First on her agenda…is a new series entitled, ‘I am My Sister’s Keeper’ which is a forum that is organized to […]

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Celebrating the Champs! Fans Come Together in Downtown Birmingham To Honor the Wenonah Lady Dragons

May 4, 2016

It was a setting fit for champions as fans came together to celebrate the Wenonah Lady Dragons as three time 5A Basketball Champions. The Lady Dragons, under the leadership of Coach Emanuel Bell, defeated Tuscaloosa’s Central High during the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s basketball finals. Players of the team say they could not be more thrilled to […]

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Birmingham City Council Approves Funding for the Reinstatement of UAB’s Football Program

May 4, 2016

UAB football is coming back and thanks in part to support from the Birmingham City Council. Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council approved a resolution for a funding agreement with the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Under this agreement the City will provide funding in the amount of $2,500,000.00, payable […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Kicks Off Women’s Empowerment Series

May 2, 2016

Crime, drug usage, and educational underperformance are all widely associated within public housing and Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson wants to do more than just advocate. She is also putting forth new initiatives to work with the community to help them come up with solutions to deal with problems that for so long have plagued […]

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Councilor Tyson Inviting the Public To Celebrate District 6 Athlete Who Is Participating in the NFL Draft

April 29, 2016

Media Advisory                                                                                       Saturday, April 30, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Women’s Empowerment Series

April 29, 2016

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Birmingham City Council to Host Offsite Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Video Details

April 23, 2016

The City Council wants to keep you, the citizens more informed on issues that affect your community. Birmingham City Council is set to hold an offsite meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, April 26 at Avondale Elementary. Council members are looking forward to reaching a number of citizens through a meeting that is more convenient for you. […]

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Birmingham City Council Makes National Headlines Again!

April 21, 2016

MSNBC is interested in how Councilor Sheila Tyson views some important issues that will affect many nationwide. To learn more about where she stands on those issues, they recently interviewed her for an article that highlighted her civic participation, and what she’s doing to bring more awareness to different issues, specifically with our youth. CLICK HERE […]

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Birmingham City Council to Host Offsite Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 18, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                  Monday, April 18, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov 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, […]

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Cooper Green Ballpark Opens to the Public, Unveiling Exciting Opportunities

April 14, 2016

After years in the making Birmingham residents can now take delight in a new state-of-the-art ballpark. Five full-size baseball fields recently opened to the public at the Cooper Green Park. Little league baseball teams were eager to take the fields, which featured a modern day concession stand and press box. City leaders say the complex will host a number of […]

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New Rotary Trail Lights Up Downtown Birmingham

April 11, 2016

This is what a resurgent Birmingham looks like! On the heels of new hotels going up, and buildings being renovated, there’s now something else to add to the list of why Birmingham is truly a magic city. The new Rotary Trail was recently dedicated before hundreds of spectators eager to see Birmingham’s latest trademark. For more information about everything the […]

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Painting the Picture to Success: Women Leaders Paint Their Vision For Birmingham

April 5, 2016

Women are leaders, women are innovators, and most importantly women are visionaries. To celebrate the contributions that women make to Birmingham, leaders were invited to take part in a visionary event during which their ideas for Birmingham, were brought to life through art. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Partners with Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity to Provide Energy Assistance to Residents

March 31, 2016

As the temperatures continue to fluctuate and people are having to go from turning on their heat to turning up their air, a local organization wants to make sure residents in Jefferson County are comfortable in their homes. This week residents, who needed assistance paying their energy bills, were able to take part in an Energy […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Working with Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity to Provide Energy Assistance to Residents

March 29, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                       Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – As the temperatures continue to fluctuate and people are having to go from turning on their heat to turning up their air, a local organization wants to make sure residents in Jefferson County are comfortable in their […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inspires Mentees to Tap Into Their Greatness at 5th Annual Black Women’s Roundtable Women of Power

March 21, 2016

As women continue to make strides on international scales, it is important that young women recognize their value as they begin to excel into the real world. That is why Councilor Sheila Tyson felt it was imperative that the young women of Parker High School accompany her to the 5th Annual Black Women’s Roundtable Women […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Appear on International Show “Al Jazeera”

March 11, 2016

The fight to push minimum wage is making the national spotlight once again. International news network, Al Jazeera recently paid a visit to highlight all of the efforts that Birmingham City Councilors are doing to ensure that a livable wage is obtainable for all. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing […]

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A Conversation About Our Past, As We Continue Building On Our Future

March 8, 2016

Where does Birmingham currently stand, and how to do we continue to excel at the next level? That was the topic of discussion during a forum that was held in honor of Black History Month.  The panel included City Councilors as well as former Councilors, and community leaders who are shaping what Birmingham will be […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Partners with Congresswoman Terri Sewell to Address Voting Inequalities at Restore the Vote Congressional Forum

March 7, 2016

Dozens of members from the United States Congress along with statewide and local elected officials landed in Birmingham over the weekend to organize efforts and address the current state of voting rights in America. Restore the Vote, a national legislative effort to mobilize support for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, drew leaders and […]

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Cooking With the Council: Birmingham City Councilors Take on New Role

March 3, 2016

Birmingham is rich in history, and much of that history is due in part to our “seasoned residents.” As the Birmingham City Council looks to continue building on that history, they are looking to learn from some of our senior citizens about their part in creating Birmingham’s past, and what they would like to see […]

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Birmingham City Council Presents: A Conversation About Our Past, As We Look to Continue Building On our Future

February 29, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Where does Birmingham currently stand, and how to do we continue to excel at the next level? That’s the question that Birmingham City Council wants you to answer during a special panel discussion taking place at 6 p.m. […]

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Cooking With the Council: A Lesson in the Kitchen With Our Seasoned Residents

February 24, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham is rich in history, and much of that history is due in part to our “seasoned residents.” As the Birmingham City Council looks to continue building on that history, they are looking to learn from some of […]

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Birmingham City Council Stay the Course and Gain Support of Both Residents & Businesses

February 23, 2016

The Birmingham City Council has once again displayed that a new paradigm is underway. After learning about state legislator David Faulkner’s move to try and prevent the minimum wage increase approved by the Council, a new ordinance was proposed that would make the increase go into effect on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. That ordinance was […]

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Demolition Begins at Larkway Gardens Ending an Era of Blight

February 22, 2016

It’s a sight that many have longed to see for years, and now that wish has become a reality. After nearly two decades a sitting idle and causing numerous problems for the community, the eyesore known as Larkway Gardens is no more. At the call of Councilor Sheila Tyson who advocated for the demolition long before […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Presents the 2016 State of Black Colleges and Historical Universities Summit

February 18, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                     Thursday, February 18, 2016 Contact: Chiara E. Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- When a community embraces influencing the younger generation on the importance of attending college, great potential along with a myriad of socioeconomic benefits can be realized. Today, Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson along with the National Coalition on […]

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A Big Victory for District 6: Larkway Gardens to be Demolished Today

February 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                  Wed, February 17, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – It’s a sight that many have longed to see and today their vision will become a reality. The public eyesore known as Larkway Gardens will be demolished at 9 a.m. clearing way for revitalization in a […]

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Connecting Nonprofits: Birmingham City Council Pulls Off First Ever Nonprofit Tour

February 4, 2016

The first ever Nonprofit tour, “Paving the Way for Birmingham’s Greatest Assets” provided resources to those who help others in our community. Nonprofits are essential for continued growth so the Birmingham City Council embarked on these meetings to assist the hundreds of organizations who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for citizens in […]

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu to Visit Birmingham, Discuss Importance of City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu will join Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin at Buck Mulligan’s Public House, a restaurant in Birmingham, Ala., to discuss an ordinance approved by the Birmingham City Council last year to raise the city’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour by July 2017. The owner […]

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Birmingham City Council to Hold Final Session for Nonprofit Tour

February 3, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              January 26, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Nonprofits are essential to Birmingham’s growth and in recognizing that, the Birmingham City Council is looking to assist the hundreds of organizations who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for citizens in Birmingham. Today, the Birmingham City Council […]

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Birmingham City Council Launches Nonprofit Tour: Paving The Way for Birmingham’s Greatest Assets

January 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              January 26, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Nonprofits are essential to Birmingham’s growth and in recognizing that, the Birmingham City Council is looking to assist the hundreds of organizations who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for citizens in Birmingham. Today, the first Nonprofit […]

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Birmingham City Council To Honor Birmingham Foot Soldier Washington Booker, III

January 20, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                             January 20, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilors will remember one of Birmingham’s most notable civil rights activists today. Washington Booker, III passed away this morning after suffering a battle with pneumonia. Washington served as the co-chairman of the Civil Rights Activist Foot […]

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Road to Revitalization Continues: Birmingham City Councilors Vote to Appropriate Settlement from BP Oil Spill to Neighborhood Improvements

January 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              January 19, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilors are continuing to stand on the promise they made to revitalize neighborhoods. Today Councilors approved an ordinance that will appropriate nearly $300,000.00 into the 99 neighborhoods that exists within Birmingham. The money comes from a settlement from BP, which […]

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“Riding With Sheila” Kicks Off in District 6

January 16, 2016

District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson will be riding the bus to council meetings in an effort to increase awareness about the MAX bus system in Birmingham. www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org

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Riding With Sheila: Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Join Her For a Ride on the Max Buses

January 12, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – You may have heard […]

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New Year, New Demolition: Birmingham City Councilors Make Way for New Developments in West End

January 7, 2016

It’s no secret that communities thrive at their best without the plague of dilapidated houses and heinous building structures. The West End community, Birmingham’s own diamond in the rough, is ready to thrive again as citizens are anxious to rebuild and re-claim this jewel of territory and it begins with removing the long overdue Larkway […]

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Larkway Gardens Will Soon Be No More: Birmingham City Council Votes to Demolish the Long-Overdue Eyesore in District 6

January 5, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The wait is over! After working non-stop to remove the eyesore in the West End community known as Larkway Gardens, the Council voted unanimously today approve demolition of the buildings, giving residents the victory that they’ve long waited […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Bringing in the Holiday Season by Ringing Bells at Various Salvation Army Kettle Locations

December 2, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 Brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, Ala. – As the holiday season approaches, Birmingham City Councilors will be taking on a new role as they participate in the Salvation Army Red Kettle program as bell ringers. Councilors will be at various locations throughout the City of Birmingham this […]

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Economic Development, Enhanced Education, and Better Transportation Options Lead the Discussion During the Annual Legislative Agenda Meeting

December 2, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – As local legislators prepare for the 2016 legislative session, Birmingham City Councilors are doing their part to ensure that items relevant to Birmingham are front and center for the next session. A joint meeting organized by Birmingham […]

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Birmingham City Council’s “Nine Acts of Kindness” Continues With District 6

November 24, 2015

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project continues this time with a visit to Booker T. Washington K-8 School in District 6.  Through the “Nine Acts of Kindness” campaign, each Councilor is donating much needed school supplies to each school in their district to show our appreciation for our students and teachers as we pause to […]

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Just In Time For The Holiday Season: Councilor Sheila Tyson to Kick Off Annual FREE Flu Shot Clinic

November 9, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            Monday, November 9, 2015 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL –  Before winter takes her official toll, it’s not too late to get your flu shot! Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is continuing her quest with Walgreens to educate the community and bring good tidings of health to everyone this […]

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Classic Week Boosts Economy While Providing for Those in Need

November 2, 2015

Celebrations during “Classic” week invited people to enjoy themselves and spend time in Birmingham, which provides an economic impact of over $20 million, but this year’s event also provided for those in need. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Ole School Concert as a Part of the Classic Festivities

October 27, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is asking you to take a trip down memory lane as she prepares to host her annual Ole School Concert during the historic Magic City Classic week. The concert will take place THIS EVENING at […]

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The Best is Yet to Come: Legion Field Undergoing Major Facelift In An Attempt to Revamp the Old Gray Lady

October 20, 2015

A new scoreboard, revitalized parking operations, and stadium amenities are a few of the numerous changes on the rise at Birmingham’s favorite past time stadium Legion Field, also known fondly to many as the ‘Old Gray Lady’. Today Birmingham City Councilors voted on the consent agenda to approve a resolution approving the appointment of TSE […]

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

October 19, 2015

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 […]

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On Your Mark: Birmingham City Councilors Pull Out Their Tennis Shoes in Support of Race for the Cure

October 17, 2015

Linn Park was a sea of pink this morning as family and friends came together to honor the fight of many breast cancer survivors at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In the sentiments of this occasion, Birmingham City Councilors Lashunda Scales, Sheila Tyson, and President Pro Tem Jay Roberson joined in on […]

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A Big Victory for Birmingham City Councilors! Unanimous Vote Clears the Way for Demolition of Abandoned Property Known as Larkway Gardens

October 14, 2015

The wait is over! After working non-stop to remove the eyesore in the West End community known as Larkway Gardens, Councilors finally received the victory they’ve been waiting for. A unanimous vote during this week’s Council Meeting declares the property a nuisance thus allowing for the buildings to be demolished. Residents of Oakwood Place and […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Take a Stand Against DMV Closings in the State of Alabama

October 12, 2015

‘Injustice any where is a threat to justice everywhere’ were the sentiments of what elected officials, leaders and constituents shared with the Greater Birmingham community on the recent notification that over 30 Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices will be closing in the state of Alabama. Eight of the DMVs closed in the state are […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Approve More Weed Abatement Contracts and Set Out to Engage Residents on Progress

October 7, 2015

With the recent announcement of the hiring of additional contractors, Birmingham residents can expect to see faster completion dates for revitalization projects. During Tuesday’s Council Meeting, Birmingham City Councilors approved resolutions accepting the bids of Triple H Ground Maintenance, LLC, Southeastern Conveyor Services, Inc., Xtreme Brush Cutters, and T.H. Lawn Service to address the abatement […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Join Her for the 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Sistah Strut Race

September 25, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                Friday, September 25, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 Brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– It is reported that every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Alarmingly, there are nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. alone. With statistics such as these on […]

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Birmingham City Council Approves Funding to Provide Housing for Low-Income Families

September 24, 2015

Non-profit organizations are a vital part of our communities. Birmingham City Councilors often rely on their enormous variety of services to contribute and impact the lives of many in need. On Tuesday, Birmingham City Councilors voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a joint commitment with the nonprofit agency United […]

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Action Plans Are Set: Councilor Sheila Tyson’s Community Meeting Drew Hundreds of Concerned Citizens, Block Watch Captains Were Recruited on Site

September 24, 2015

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson doesn’t hold back any efforts when gathering citizens together to promote change. Tuesday night was no different as hundreds of residents, including neighborhood officers and youth leaders gathered together to address the issues of a recent string of crimes in the West End area at a special called community meeting […]

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Community Meeting in District Six Addresses Recent Violence

September 23, 2015

Recent violence in District six prompted Councilor Sheila Tyson to get community leaders together to see what can be done to help residents feel safe. Police representatives were also on hand to talk about what is being done to curb shootings in the area. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to hold Community Meeting and Announce Reward to Address Violent Incidents in Area

September 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday September 22, 2015 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson knows the strength of power in numbers. With that wisdom she is holding a community meeting scheduled for tonight, September 22nd at 6 p.m. to address recent violent incidents in the West End […]

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Councilors Keeping an Eye on Progress of Clearing Overgrown Lots

September 22, 2015

Community pride is being restored all over Birmingham thanks to $6.5 million councilors approved in the budget to tear down abandoned homes and cut overgrown lawns. Councilor Sheila Tyson has been keeping tabs on the progress and in a matter of days neighbors have seen houses torn down, weeds removed and trees that were blown […]

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Roadways, Interchanges and Corridors: Birmingham City Councilors Hone in On Regional Travel and Traffic Concerns

September 21, 2015

Birmingham City Councilors recently approved an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cost Sharing Agreement between the City of Birmingham, and surrounding municipalities. This agreement between the City of Hoover, the City of Irondale, the City of Leeds, the City of Mountain Brook, the City of Vestavia Hills, the Birmingham Water Works Board, Jefferson […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Continue to Raise Bar on Drawing National Events to the South with FIFA Women’s Cup Championship Event

September 20, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Sunday, September 20, 2015 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- It’s finally here! Fans and soccer mania enthusiasts from all over the world are in Birmingham to witness the 2015 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Women’s Cup Championship. The number one ranked United States National Soccer Team will […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Meet With Mayor William Bell Concerning Status of Capital Projects

September 11, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, September 11, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Birmingham City Council will meet with Mayor Bell today to receive an update on all of the city’s capital projects. Today’s meeting follows a moratorium that was put in place earlier this week by Councilors. The moratorium […]

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Birmingham City Council Calls for Moratorium on Capital Projects: Demanding Full Transparency from Mayor Bell

September 8, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – It’s evident, Birmingham is without a doubt on the rise. However, as the city continues to move in a progressive direction, the Birmingham City Council is working diligently to strengthen public trust in local government by the action […]

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“Rescue Ship” Restoration- Willie Perry Car Project Underway

August 12, 2015

“Batman” is back in Birmingham, well,  his car is. The Willie Perry car, known as the “rescue ship”, is about to get a complete restoration thanks to efforts by Councilor Sheila Tyson.  In the 1980’s, Willie Perry took his 1971 Ford Thunderbird  and outfitted it with gadgets galore earning him the nickname “Batman of Birmingham”. […]

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Porsha Williams to Headline Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson’s 3rd Installment of the National Initiative Known

August 7, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Friday, August 7, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Attend Willie Perry Day at Old Car Heaven As Efforts Continue to Restore the “Batmobile”

August 3, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                              Monday, August 3, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– Birmingham has a rich history of birthing many citizens who become catalysts for change. Willie Perry also known as Birmingham’s own Batman, took change into his own hands literally and set out on missions to help those in despair. […]

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Over 600 District 6 residents enjoyed a free day at the Birmingham Zoo thanks to Councilor Sheila Tyson

July 31, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo’s wildlife got a big visit from over six hundred local residents. Councilor Sheila Tyson’s second annual day at the zoo brought in adults and children from District 6 free of charge. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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District six health fair helps over 2,000 residents

June 28, 2015

Keeping residents healthy, happy and wise was the goal behind the District six health fair.  Councilor Sheila Tyson helped sponsor the event at Princeton Towers which brought out more than 2,000 visitors.

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Inaugural “Pappa Jack Baseball Classic” pulls in huge crowd & “Sportskid of the Year” Mona Davis

June 27, 2015

Rickwood Field has seen its share of amazing athletes, and now the “Sportskid of the Year”, Mona Davis, is added to that list. The inaugural “Pappa Jack Youth Baseball Classic” brought a crowd from all over the country to watch Davis and the Youth Birmingham Black Barons. Ron Jackson, better known as “Pappa Jack”, was […]

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Play Ball: Birmingham Welcomes the 2014 Sports Kid of the Year Mo’ne Davis to the Magic City

June 24, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                       Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson to host First Annual District 6 Health Fair for Seniors

June 19, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                              Friday, June 19, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson believes in the health and well-being of all constituents especially her beloved senior citizens. On Friday, June 19, 2015, she will join with top area health care resource facilities, financial and insurance institutions and […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” Women of Power Summit” featuring Hollywood Star Vivica A. Fox

May 14, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Thursday, May 14, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson hands out free clothing to residents in District 6 as part of the 2015 Hope Fair

April 26, 2015

Councilor Sheila Tyson is providing residents of Loveman Village one of the basics of life. Hundreds of free clothes were distributed in District 6 as part of the 2015 Hope Fair. Sponsored by Sixth Avenue Baptist Church’s “Women on Mission” group, there was also nutritional education, health screenings, job placement information and parenting workshops. For […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public To Take Part in a Series of Financial Freedom Workshops

April 18, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Saturday April 18, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– According to JumpStart: Making the Case for Financial Literacy, 65.1% of Americans consider themselves “very” or “highly” knowledgeable when it comes to personal finance. However, a majority of Americans (52%) do not regularly review their credit report each year and […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Joining Local Church to Provide School Essentials for Children in Loveman Village

April 18, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Saturday April 18, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- School may be coming to an end soon, but Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson wants to make sure that when the next school year rolls around, students in the Loveman Village community will be prepared for new beginnings. Councilor […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson Inviting Public to Attend White House Initiative Meeting at Lawson State Community College

April 9, 2015

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Councilor Sheila Tyson hosts UAB watch party as they beat Iowa State 60-59

March 20, 2015

The Uptown district was crammed with green and gold as city leaders cheered on the UAB Blazers during their win over Iowa State 60-59 in the NCAA basketball tournament. Councilor Sheila Tyson coordinated the event and says it was a great opportunity to show support for UAB’s athletic program. For more information on everything The Birmingham City Council is doing visit […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Attend the Titusville Framework Plan Meeting

February 27, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Friday, February 27, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– Here’s your chance […]

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Lockway Gardens safety concerns has Councilor Sheila Tyson requesting demolition of abandoned apartments

January 31, 2015

District six Councilor Sheila Tyson says Lockway Gardens is a blight on Birmingham’s  west side.  She is asking for funding by the city council to have it demolished.  Councilor Tyson says residents started abandoning Lockway Gardens in 2008 before it was officially closed down the next year. Neighbors say this massive complex is unsettling with […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson hosts recent “Selma” premiere & discussion for District six residents

January 24, 2015

The Birmingham Premier of the film “Selma” allowed District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson to continue fulfilling her role as a political leader and grassroots activist by hosting an event for several hundred movie-goers. Political Pioneer Dr. Richard Arrington applauds Councilor Tyson’s work as the Birmingham ambassador for the film. Councilor Tyson invited residents from both Princeton […]

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Free Flu Shot Clinic Alert

December 5, 2014

District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson is helping educate and protect residents against the flu. Councilor Tyson is hosting a series  of free flu shot clinics around the area.  The first free clinic is specifically for homeless residents.  It’s Sunday, December 7th at 11 a.m.  The clinic will be at the Church of the Reconciler located […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Provides Thanksgiving Assistance for Family of Missing Woman

November 17, 2014

Birmingham Councilwoman Sheila Tyson joined “The Friends of Real Estate” in providing Thanksgiving Assistance to the family of missing Fairfield woman Kierra Stubbs. Stubbs was last seen on April 24th after driving to a Boost Mobile store on 3rd Avenue to meet a man whom she called a friend who offered to help her repair the […]

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Councilwoman Sheila Tyson to Provide Thanksgiving Assistance for Family of Missing Fairfield Woman

November 13, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                               Thursday, November 13, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp […]

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UAB Homecoming Parade Brings Back Memories for Councilor Sheila Tyson

October 15, 2014

UAB’s Homecoming Parade brought back fond memories for District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson.  Her brother’s and sisters grew up around what is now the booming campus.  Tyson participated in this year’s parade. She rode in a 1967 blue Imperial Chrysler convertible. Tyson says she is proud to represent a district which includes Birmingham’s largest employer. […]

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Ready, Set, Build! Entire Playground Built in One Day for District 6

October 9, 2014

There was a marathon six hour playground build at Hemphill Elementary School. District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson joined 200 volunteers  who greeted her with hugs, handshakes and words of gratitude including Mayor William Bell and School Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon for being one of the key reasons this project became a reality. She helped secure […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to ‫‪Receive the ‬‬ 2014 Spirit of Democracy Affiliate of the Year Award ‬‬

October 6, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, AL – A big honor for Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson. She has been selected to receive the 2014 Spirit of Democracy Affiliate of the Year Award. The Spirit of Democracy Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to creating balance in the democratic process and supporting the […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting Public To Join In On The KaBOOM! Build for Hemphill Elementary School

October 2, 2014

Birmingham, October 3, 2014 – Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson will soon be adding the title of builder to her resume! On Saturday, October 3, 2014 she’ll be joining  more than 200 volunteers from ForestersTM, Birmingham City Schools, United Way of Central Alabama, and non-profit KaBOOM! to create a new play space that will serve […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Participate in the 44th Annual Legislative Conference

September 23, 2014

PRESS RELEASE                                                   Contact: Brittany Sharp                         Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov   Tuesday, September 23, 2014 –  (Birmingham, Al) – The Congressional […]

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16th Street Baptist Memorial

September 18, 2014

The memory of Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Carol McNair was honored on the final day of Empowerment Week. At 10:22 on September 15th 1963 … the four little girls lost their lives when a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The crime galvanized the nation and the civil rights movement. District […]

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Birmingham City Council Heightens Outreach Efforts for Birmingham’s Hispanic Community

September 18, 2014

PRESS RELEASE               Thursday, September 18, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage month, Birmingham’s City Council has begun an initiative to provide outreach and information in Spanish to its Hispanic Community. Efforts to reach to the Hispanic community have started […]

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Empowerment Week

September 11, 2014

Birmingham is celebrating the future while remembering the past. Empowerment week is getting underway on Thursday. The event is in honor of the 1963 civil rights movement. There will be a memorial at the 16th Street Baptist Church, as well as, music festivals, and a panel discussion on racial and social justice, equality and economic […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Attend the “30th Annual Titusville Day”

September 5, 2014

PRESS RELEASE       Friday, September 5, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Neighbors, family and friends often come together to fellowship in the rich southern heritage of the South. On Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson will help resonate the richness of that southern heritage as the Titusville […]

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Equipping Educators-City Leaders Meet

September 4, 2014

The setting doesn’t include desks, students or chalkboards, but learning was in progress when Birmingham City Councilors and school board members had a luncheon to discuss educating students at an optimum level. Providing the best tools for educators and students requires a collective effort by local and state officials to find the resources needed. Part […]

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Birmingham City Council Planning Meeting To Hear the State of the Birmingham City School System

August 29, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Friday, August 29, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—Council President Johnathan Austin makes it his duty to abide by the new paradigm of collaboration and communication not only with the Birmingham City Council and Mayor’s Administration but also with the Jefferson County Commission, Birmingham Board of Education, and area legislators. To […]

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Birmingham City Council to Take on National Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate to Local ALS Chapter

August 26, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- The Birmingham City Council is committed to making differences in the Greater Birmingham and surrounding communities. As many prepare to say goodbye to the summer season, councilors will join the cause and undergo a “cool” challenge to raise funds for a […]

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Birmingham City Council to Meet with Area Legislators at Legislative Agenda Meeting

August 25, 2014

PRESS RELEASE  Monday, August 25, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL-In efforts consistent with shifting the paradigm of moving the City of Birmingham forward, the Birmingham City Council will have their next City of Birmingham Legislative Agenda Meeting Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Birmingham Civil […]

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Councilwoman Sheila Tyson to Host Telephone Town Hall Meeting

August 25, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Monday, August 25, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, Ala. — Councilwoman Sheila Tyson (District 6) will host a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting Aug. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call participants will receive an update on current District 6 projects, followed by a question and answer segment with Councilor […]

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Birmingham City Council to Vote on Proposed Resolution to Rescind Insurance Hikes

August 8, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, August 8, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- In an effort to find a solution to the increase in rates for Birmingham city employees and retirees, councilors have asked that a resolution be added to Tuesday’s agenda that would rescind the most recent benefit changes. During a special called […]

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Working Together Under a New Paradigm: Training Session Planned for Mayor Bell and City Council

August 1, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Friday, August 1, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- In keeping with the new paradigm that has been set by Mayor Bell and the Birmingham City Council, a training session will be held to highlight the vision for collectively moving the city forward. The session, involving Mayor Bell, City Councilors, Committee […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Join Reverend Al Sharpton for the Grand Opening of NAN Headquarters

July 29, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- City Councilor Sheila Tyson is continuing her efforts to stand up for voter rights. Councilor Tyson will join Reverend Al Sharpton on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. for the grand opening of the National Action Network (NAN), Freedom Summer […]

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Birmingham City Council Committed to Improving Transportation Options That Will Keep Citizens Safe

July 21, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Monday, July 21, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- As new transportation options become available, the Birmingham City Council is committed to increasing those services for citizens. A vote will take place during tomorrow’s council meeting that will improve rules for taxicab drivers, with the goal of keeping citizens safe […]

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City Council Looks To Increase Economic Development

July 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday July 18, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Builders looking to build in Birmingham may soon have an easier process to go through. A resolution from the economic development committee will go before the council Tuesday that will streamline the authorization process for professional service and […]

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Disabled Veterans to Hold Flag Retirement Service in District 6

July 11, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday July 11, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, Ala. — The Disabled American Veterans of Birmingham Chapter 4 will hold a flag retirement and disposal service Saturday, July 12 at 12:00 p.m. at the chapter headquarters located at 238 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham. The flags–which have reached the […]

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Flying High to Seek New Opportunities

July 8, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- With the revamp of the Birmingham Airport, now is the perfect opportunity to highlight areas of economic development that are available within and around the airport. To do this, Birmingham City leaders, along with 21 municipalities, including mayors, councilors, and commissioners […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host District 6 Health & Wellness Fair

June 28, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday June 28, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Councilor Sheila Tyson is encouraging you to get fit and stay healthy! In an effort to push her dedication of having a healthy lifestyle, Councilor Tyson is inviting all citizens out to the District 6 Health & Wellness Fair. […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Participating in Health Policy Leadership Academy

June 20, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, June 20, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- A big honor for Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson. Councilor Tyson is currently amongst a local delegation who are visiting Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the Environmental Health in All Policies Leadership Academy (HiAP), a convening of healthcare professionals and municipal […]

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Birmingham City Council Passes Budget Ahead of July 1st Deadline

June 10, 2014

Press Release Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- For the first time in four years the Birmingham City Council has passed a budget not just on time, but ahead of time. The 2014-2015 fiscal year budget passed by a majority vote during Tuesday’s council meeting. Councilors have been working […]

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Birmingham City Council Set to Meet to Approve 2014-2015 Operating and Capital Budget

June 5, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday June 5, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- As the 2014-2015 fiscal year draws nearer, the Birmingham City Council is working tirelessly to ensure that a budget is in place. The council received the mayor’s proposed Operating and Capital Budget on May 13th, a week earlier than required by […]

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Birmingham City Council to Hold Final Budget Workshop

June 2, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday June 2, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- As the 2014-2015 fiscal year draws nearer, the Birmingham City Council is working tirelessly to ensure that a budget is in place. The council received the mayor’s proposed Operating and Capital Budget on May 13th, a week earlier […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Hosts FREE Birmingham Zoo admission for Youth Groups in District 6

May 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday May 30, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL- Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson will host youth organizations tomorrow May 31, 2014 from 9am to 5pm with free admission to the Birmingham Zoo. Lunch will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Safari Café and […]

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“Council Connecting Community Citizens” Birmingham City Council to hold Final Budget Hearing

May 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday May 29, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL- The Birmingham City Council is cordially inviting all citizens within the City of Birmingham and surrounding areas to join them for the final budget hearing tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Don Hawkins Park and Recreation Center, 8920 Roebuck Blvd. This […]

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Birmingham Public Library to remember the late Birmingham City Council President Maxine H. Parker

May 21, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday May 21, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– After temporarily closing last fall of 2013 for renovations, the Inglenook Library will reopen on Thursday, May 22, 2014 with a grand reopening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The address is 4100 40th Terrace North. In 2013, the Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Hold Budget Hearings for 2015 Budget

May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday May 21, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Birmingham City Councilors will meet today to hear from the public about the 2015 budget. The annual hearing for the City of Birmingham will begin at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Both the council and […]

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Budget Talks at the Ballpark Birmingham City Council to hold Budget Hearings at Regions Field

May 14, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday May 14, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL- The Birmingham City Council is cordially inviting all citizens within the City of Birmingham and surrounding areas to participate to join them at Regions field for an educational experience that will outline how the city’s budget process works. This first […]

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Show-Cause and Public Hearings Set Regarding the Revocation of the Good Friends Business License

February 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, Alabama – The Birmingham City Council today unanimously approved a resolution setting a Show-Cause Hearing regarding the issue of revoking the business license(s) of Good Friends Chinese and Seafood Restaurant, located at 1720 Dennison Avenue. The Show-Cause Hearing will take place on Tuesday, March […]

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Birmingham City Council Supports State Legislation Allowing Cities to Sell Car Tags

January 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today passed a resolution supporting proposed state legislation by Representative Paul Demarco that would allow cities to sell vehicle tags and collect a fee. The resolution, sponsored by Council President Pro-tem Jay Roberson, is calling for the city […]

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Birmingham City Council Leader & Neighborhood Members Visit Spartanburg, South Carolina

January 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: John Long – 205.490.4524 Alice Gordon, Skye Connect Inc. – 205.520.8989 BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LEADER & NEIGHBORHOOD MEMBERS VISIT SPARTANBURG FOR FACT FINDING TOUR ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Nearly 40 neighborhood coalition members, community advocates, City of Birmingham Department heads, elected officials, EPA staff and members of the media […]

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ALDOT Officials to Provide I-20/59 Update at Special Called Committee Meeting

January 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – There will be a special called meeting of the Birmingham City Council’s Transportation and Communications Committee Wednesday, January 15, 4:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers. Officials from the Alabama Department of Transportation will update the Council on the proposed I-20/59 bridge replacement […]

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Council Approves Legislative Agenda / Work Session Set for Thursday

January 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today voted to adopt the 2014 City of Birmingham Legislative Agenda. The adoption of the agenda comes before a second work session scheduled with state lawmakers this Thursday and the 2014 session of the Alabama State Legislature begins […]

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Birmingham City Council Passes New Food Truck Ordinance

December 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today passed a new food truck ordinance, establishing new regulations by which the different types of mobile food service businesses can operate. The new ordinance creates food zones, establishes operating restrictions from brick-and-mortar restaurants, sets operating hours and […]

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Birmingham City Council Passes New Zoning Regulations for Payday Lending and Title Pawn Businesses

December 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today approved new zoning rules for payday and title lending businesses operating within the city limits. The latest regulations require that new payday and title pawn businesses operate at least 2,000 feet from existing operations of comparable industry. […]

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Birmingham City Council Appropriate Funding to Demolish Downtown Eyesore

November 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council Tuesday approved $750,000 in funding to demolish the long-vacant, downtown eyesore; Adams Inn, located on 10th Street North alongside Interstate 65. Now that the funding has been approved, the asbestos abatement and bidding process can begin. Demolition is […]

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