District 8 News

Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Joined City Leaders to Break Ground at the CrossPlex Village for Starbucks and Comfort Inn and Suites

July 17, 2017

Today marked another momentous occasion for the Ensley community as citizens gathered to break ground on more economic development. Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt joined Mayor William Bell, Developer Bob Nesbitt, and neighborhood officers from the Five Points West Community for the groundbreaking of the Comfort Inn and Suites and Starbucks portion […]

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Birmingham City Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Partners with Bush Hills Neighborhood for Back to School Shoe Giveaway

July 14, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                 Friday, July 14, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—The summer is almost over and school is just about to begin. To ensure students […]

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Birmingham City Council Connecting Community Citizens Budget Tour Stop #2 Kicks-Off Tonight at the Birmingham Crossplex at 6pm

June 27, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— Managing the citizens tax dollars is the duty of the Birmingham City Council and […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Host the 6th Annual Man Up Breakfast

June 16, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Friday, June 16, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 Chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – It’s an event you don’t want to miss! Come on out and enjoy a beautiful Father’s Day weekend at a power packed event of engagement, uplifting and mentoring at the 2017 Man Up Breakfast with Council Pro Tem […]

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Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt’s Education with a Purpose Scholarship Continues to Change Lives in its Fifth Year

June 9, 2017

On June 6th, eleven graduating seniors from Birmingham High Schools stood in the Council Chambers holding large checks, while members of the Council beamed at them with pride. The students were recipients of “Education with a Purpose” scholarships, which have awarded more than $27,000 to 28 students since its inception in 2013. The scholarship program […]

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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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Five Points West is on the Move! Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Continues to Engage the Community at the BJCTA and Southwest Framework Public Involvement Meetings

May 4, 2017

Birmingham is a city constantly on the move; all while realizing an evolving culture, heightened global interests, and vast economic development opportunities. Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt recently joined community leaders to get their input on the rapidly evolving community at the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) public involvement meeting to discuss the […]

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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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Talladega College Announces Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt as Alpha Chi/Honors Convocation Guest Speaker

April 12, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                             April 12, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt will have the distinct honor of introducing the next members of honorary students of Alpha Chi Honor Society and delivering a motivational speech in efforts to help them reach their next levels […]

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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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Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Host District 8 Town Hall Meeting

March 22, 2017

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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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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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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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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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District 8 Ends the Year With Huge Announcements!

December 22, 2016

The western side of Birmingham can now look forward to revitalization and new developments coming to their community. The Birmingham City Council recently approved the $3.74 million infrastructure package for the Crossplex retail and commercial development during Council Meeting. This approval gives Chilton Contractors the green light to start the site infrastructure work for the mixed used […]

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Residents of Belview Heights Come Together to Combat Crime in Their Community

December 12, 2016

A call to take their neighborhood back. That’s what residents in District 8 are doing under the leadership of Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Steven W. Hoyt. A joint neighborhood association meeting was recently held with neighbors, local leaders, and law enforcement officials. With the help of the Council approving new LED lighting and shot spotters in the City […]

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Citizens are Encouraged to Attend the Annual Comprehensive Plan Implementation Progress Meeting on November 15th

November 15, 2016

Birmingham is a city consistently impacting communities by providing resources that set the pace and evolve the standards for a better quality of life, heightened global interests and immeasurable economic development opportunities. In 2012, with community support in tow, the City of Birmingham created its own Comprehensive Plan the first since 1961 and the first […]

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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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10th Annual Party With a Purpose Lives Up to It’s Name!

October 6, 2016

There aren’t many places that you can go where you can dance alongside your Mayor and your Councilman and this year’s 10th Anniversary of Party With a Purpose proved to be the best to date! The weather was perfect as thousands of neighborhood citizens and volunteers gathered for the annual event. Birmingham City Council President […]

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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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A Really Cool Facility Could Soon Be Coming to Birmingham!

September 28, 2016

A fun and unique facility could be coming to the Magic City soon and Birmingham City Councilors hope to put the gear in motion. President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt visited Full Blast Recreation Center in Battle Creek, Michigan to tour the multi-purpose recreation facility in hopes of bringing something just as extraordinaire to the city […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Moving Start of “On the Porch” to Central Park Community

September 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Monday, September 26, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – In light of the tragic shooting that claimed the life of a child in the Central Park community, Birmingham City Councilors are now shifting the start of the “On the Porch” initiative to District 8. The new neighborhood-involved […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Calls For DNC Travel Vote to Be Rescinded

September 6, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt is asking for a travel vote concerning his attendance to the Democratic National Convention to be rescinded. A vote on Councilors travel to the DNC passed with a 6-2 vote […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Converge on DNC In Hopes of Putting Birmingham’s Goals on the Radar for the Next Democratic Presidential Nominee

July 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The 2016 Democratic National Convention is in full effect, and while many attendees are anticipating the announcement of the party’s presidential nominee, Birmingham City Councilors have another agenda in mind as they look to interact with national officials attending […]

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Free Financial Literacy: Renasant Bank Providing Business Owners with Tips to Receive Entrepreneurial Success

July 13, 2016

Building a successful business is usually done by trial and error, with numerous obstacles to climb. Often times, when many owners first launch their brand, most days are consumed with cleaning up errors from the initial trials and inevitably learning new lessons in overall management. Representatives from Renasant Bank along with the Birmingham Business Resource […]

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President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Hosts 5th Annual Man Up Breakfast

June 23, 2016

Empowering, motivating and engaging dialogue among young African American men in the City of Birmingham is what the Man Up Breakfast is all about.  President Pro-Tem Steven Hoyt held his 5th annual Man up Breakfast to recognize people in Birmingham who are making a positive impact on the lives of young men but most importantly to uplift the youth by giving them […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Hosting 5th Annual Man Up Breakfast

June 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Friday, June 17, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – I Just in time for the Father’s Day weekend, Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt is inviting the public to join him in celebrating all that fathers and male role models do. The fifth annual “Man Up” breakfast will […]

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10 for 10! Education With a Purpose Thrives During 10 Year Mark

June 8, 2016

As tuition at colleges and universities continue to surge ahead enhancing education opportunities for students in the Birmingham City school district continues to be the focal point for city leaders in Birmingham. Pro Tem Councilor Steven Hoyt continues to be an advocate as he furthers his efforts in providing scholarship funding to students through Education With A Purpose. Originated […]

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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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Birmingham City Leaders Work to Propose Cost Effective Measures to Help City of Fairfield Restore Public Transportation

June 1, 2016

Public transportation is the lifeline of most cities as many citizens rely on the convenient and cost effective system to make a living.  In the United States it is a crucial part of the solution to the nation’s economic, energy, and environmental challenges ultimately helping to bring a better quality of life to everyone. Recent […]

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Birmingham City Council President Proposes Solutions to Restore Transit Services to Fairfield Terminated by the Birmingham Jefferson Transit Authority

May 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            Thursday, May 26, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – In wake of a recent announcement by the Birmingham Jefferson Transit Authority (BJCTA), the Birmingham City Council is proposing new solutions to restore terminated services. Wednesday, the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) voted to stop bus service in […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Hosting Essay Contest To Honor Outstanding Fathers

May 23, 2016

According to an article in the Journal of Family Psychology, a study examining father involvement found that father-child contact was associated with better socio-emotional and academic functioning. The results indicated that children with more involved fathers experienced fewer behavioral problems and scored higher on reading achievement. In recognition of the important role fathers’ play in […]

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Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Awards Over $10,000 in Scholarships to Area Birmingham

May 20, 2016

Scholarships are often a lifeline toward continual accomplishments to many students who aspire to further their education. According to 2010 Trends in College Pricing report by College Board, since the year 2000 public four-year tuition and fees have increased more than 5 percent annually above inflation. Tuition at public two-year colleges and private four-year colleges […]

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City Leaders Join Mayor Bell and Officers to Recognize National Police Week

May 16, 2016

Their service and commitment to our city is something that we are thankful for everyday, but this week the city of Birmingham is joining the nation to honor those who work day in and day out to keep our communities safe. As they tackle the injustices of random crime, purposeful intimidation of threats and simple […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Birmingham Through Vulcan’s Eyes!

May 12, 2016

Red Mountain Park now has a clear vision on what’s in store for the city of Birmingham thanks to their newest attraction. Red Mountain Park recently unveiled the Schaeffer Spectacles, a sculpture sponsored by Schaeffer Eye Center.  The steam punk safety glasses was created to reflect the history of Vulcan. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing […]

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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 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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Birmingham City Councilman Steven Hoyt to Award Students with Over $10,000 in Scholarships

April 29, 2016

Media Advisory                                                                                  Friday, April 29, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Today marks the beginning of a series of exciting opportunities within the Birmingham City Schools. A number of students will be receiving college scholarships through a nationally recognized program established by Councilor Steven Hoyt. In its fourth year, “Education with […]

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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 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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Birmingham City Councilman Steven Hoyt Inviting the Public to Take Part in Bush Hills Clean-Up Day

April 15, 2016

Media Advisory                                                                               Saturday, April 16, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov What: Spring Cleanup for the Bush Hills Neighborhood When: Saturday, April 16th from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Where: Corner of Bush Blvd. and Pike Road across from the Alma Dennis Park More Information: For more information please contact Neighborhood President Dora […]

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LED Lighting Ready to Light Up the City of Birmingham

April 11, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              April 11, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham streets will soon be brighter, making way for safer communities. District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt will join Mayor William Bell at 7 tonight to unveil the new LED street lights. The first phase of installations will take place […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Making National Airwaves

March 10, 2016

The work that is being done by Birmingham City Councilors is being recognized nationally. MSNBC featured the Council on the “Chris Jansing” show during a recent visit to Birmingham. To see the interview in it’s entirety and to learn more about what the Birmingham City Council is doing, please click on the video link to […]

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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 Emphasize the Importance of Reading During Dr. Seuss Week

March 3, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Valerie Abbott along with council colleagues Marcus Lundy, Steven Hoyt and Lashunda Scales put on their Dr. Seuss hats this week and read to excited students at various elementary schools in the City of Birmingham for Dr. Seuss week.Noted as one of the most anticipated weeks to millions of smiling faces across […]

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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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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Visits Birmingham to Acknowledge Local Minimum Wage Efforts

February 8, 2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu made his way into the Magic City to learn more about what’s being done locally to increase minimum wages. His visit comes after Birmingham city Councilors voted to raise minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 thus making Birmingham the first southern state to raise minimum wage to a […]

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Bush Garden Green Space is Set to Debut in District 8

February 5, 2016

More communities are building green spaces within their landscaping, and for good reason. Studies show that using green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air all while providing shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and they even reduce erosion of soil that can often seep into our […]

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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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New Details Concerning I-20/59 Bridge Project to Be Unveiled at the Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee Meeting

February 1, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Monday, February 1, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilors will hear from ALDOT representatives today as they seek clarity on what the next steps are in the I-20/59 Bridge Project. The meeting will take place immediately following the Public Safety/Transportation Committee in the Council Chambers. […]

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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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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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Birmingham City Councilors to Join City Leaders in Hosting Christmas Eve Luncheon for the City’s Police Department

December 24, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Thursday, December 24, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – As the holidays draw near, and many prepare to spend time with family and friends, there is one group of men and women who will be working to ensure that everyone in Birmingham enjoys a safe holiday. To say […]

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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 8

November 24, 2015

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project continues this time with a visit to Central Park Elementary School in District 8.  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 reflect […]

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Honoring Our Former Leaders: Councilor Steven Hoyt Inviting the Public To Participate in

November 14, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                     Saturday, November 14, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– Honoring our former leaders is a task that Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt has always been adamant about. Their leadership has paved the way for the Birmingham that we get to experience everyday, and today their work will […]

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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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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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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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9th Annual Party With A Purpose Shows That Rain, Sleet, or Snow The Community Is Committed to This Purpose

October 5, 2015

Constituents are often lauded for their dedication when participating in special community events. This weekend Councilor Steven Hoyt was able to experience that dedication as citizens came out in droves in despite the rain to help kick-off the 9th Annual Party With A Purpose Event at Ensley Park. Councilor Hoyt said he was very pleased […]

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9th Annual Party With a Purpose a Success

October 5, 2015

Violence doesn’t stop just because it is raining, and it didn’t keep District 8 from combating it either. The 9th Annual Party With a Purpose brought people together from all over the Southeast. And despite some rain, the music, free food and fun celebrated this community’s commitment to reducing violence. While this was another successful […]

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Party With a Purpose to Combat Violence

October 1, 2015

The 9th Annual “Party With a Purpose” is this Saturday Oct. 3rd from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ensley Park. Formed in partnership with Anthony Marino of Marino’s Grocery and a ton of community partners, this special event offers an example of an intentional “purpose” to stop violence. Over the years, Councilor Steven Hoyt […]

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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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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 Councilor Steven Hoyt Celebrates the Evolving Progress in the City of Birmingham and Urges the Media to Show Balanced Reporting

September 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE                       Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL- Councilor Steven Hoyt believes the only way to continue to build Birmingham and promote the value of its rich southern amenities is through collaborative efforts with the media. In celebrating the consistent progress and development happening […]

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Marino’s grocery store expansion surges economic development in District 8 while addressing food desert concerns

September 14, 2015

District 8 houses some of Birmingham’s most valuable treasures of economic development. From the world renown Birmingham Crossplex sports facility to the bustling energy of diverse restaurants that touts Birmingham’s most robust cuisines, Birmingham’s west side is without a doubt scheduled for a comeback and business owners are taking notice. In the eyes of life-long […]

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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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Birmingham City Council Councilor Steven Hoyt Inviting The Public To Family Movie Night at Fairview Park

August 7, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                      Friday, August 7, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean that summer fun is over! Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt is inviting the public to take part in a free family movie night sponsored by Southern Growth. The event […]

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District 8 “Man-Up Breakfast” inspires young men to love & preserve family values

July 9, 2015

Food, fellowship and family were key elements for the 4th annual  Man-up breakfast. District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt believes a father or male figure can make all the difference in a young man’s life. Love, preserving family values and bridging the gap with law enforcement were part of the discussion this year.  

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Councilor Steven Hoyt to Engage Young Men in Mentoring and Networking Activities During Fourth Annual Man Up Breakfast

June 19, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    Friday, June 19, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Councilor Steven Hoyt is asking boys and men alike to suit up and come join him for the Fourth Annual Man Up Breakfast kicking off Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 8 a.m. at the Birmingham Crossplex. The annual event […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt to Lead Panel on Action Steps in “Forum on the Future of the African-American Community”

March 20, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            Friday, March 20, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Birmingham City Councilor Steven […]

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A new fire station and training facility planned for District eight’s five points west neighborhood

February 10, 2015

A new fire station in District eight was the hot topic at Councilor Steven Hoyt’s town hall meeting at the Crossplex. Birmingham Fire Chief Charles Gordon spelled out the proposed plan for improved protection in the five points west neighborhood. They will combine fire stations #20 and the historic fire station # 24 that currently serve that […]

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Possible Relocation of Fire Station in District 8 Prompts Town Hall Meeting Addressing Safety Concerns

February 2, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Monday, February 2, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– As new businesses continue to come to the District 8 Area, Councilor Steven Hoyt wants to ensure that safety concerns aren’t an issue for residents. To address those concerns, Councilor Hoyt will host a town hall meeting today at […]

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Public Safety First- Enforcing Liquor License Laws

January 9, 2015

 A function of the Public Safety Committee is to monitor what’s happening in Birmingham’s bars, restaurants and clubs in order to keep residents as danger free as possible. Revocation of business licenses that are not in compliance is not easy. Councilors say police reports, eye-witness accounts from customers and even neighbors are investigated to deal with possible […]

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Economic Boost – Captain D’s Opens in Five Points West

December 1, 2014

The Five Points West community just got a economic boost with the opening of a new Captain D’s restaurant on Bessemer Road. District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt says the restaurant follows the success of the Applebee’s Restaurant.  He says this is just the start of more economic expansion. For more information go to www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org or […]

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Councilor Steven Hoyt Welcoming a New Business to Five Points West

November 14, 2014

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Friday, November 14, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- District 8 thrives continually in economic […]

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Combating Violence-Party with a Purpose 2014

October 7, 2014

After many candle light vigils for those killed in District 8, Councilor Steven Hoyt wanted to do something that mattered after blowing out the candles. For 8 years he and many others have done that by providing a party with a purpose. The “purpose” is to combat violence. Since its inception, there hasn’t been an act of […]

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Councilor Steven Hoyt to Host Eighth Annual Party with a Purpose

October 4, 2014

PRESS RELEASE                                                                             Saturday, October 4, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—Educate, engage, have fun! That’s the goal for Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt as he prepares to host thousands of neighborhood citizens and volunteers at the “Eighth Annual Party With a Purpose.” This neighborhood event will take place Saturday, […]

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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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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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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 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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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 Steven Hoyt Inviting the Public To Third Annual “Man Up” Breakfast

June 12, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday, June 12, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Just in time for the Father’s Day weekend, Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt is asking men to join him in celebrating all that fathers do. The third annual “Man Up” breakfast will be held Saturday, June 14th from 8 to 11 […]

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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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“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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Councilor Steven Hoyt to Host District 8 Town Hall Meeting

May 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday May 28, 2014 Press Release Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-254-2036 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- Councilor Steven Hoyt is inviting the public to attend a town hall meeting for District 8. The meeting will take place Thursday May 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Birmingham Crossplex. Councilor Hoyt will be joined by the […]

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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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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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