District 9 News

Birmingham City Council Week Ahead Tease 08.18.17

August 18, 2017

 

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy to join Leaders and Citizens of District 9 to present the 2017 Summer Jam Series Finale

August 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Friday August 18, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy and District 9 is pleased to announce Downtown […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Questions Status of Enon Ridge Housing Development Project

August 15, 2017

At Monday’s Economic Development, Budget and Finance committee meeting, Frank Dominic, Executive Director of the Bethel Ensley Action Task Force (BEAT), spoke about the organization’s work in the Enon Ridge community. Councilor Marcus Lundy questioned the timeliness of the project which has been in discussion since he took office in 2013. “The contract came before […]

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Birmingham City Council Approves Inland Fresh Seafood Business Expansion in Ensley

July 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                     Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 Chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL –It is an opportunity for revitalization in an area that has not seen new business in over 30 years, Inland Fresh Seafood Corporation of America is bringing industrial businesses and jobs to the Ensley community and the Birmingham […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Commends Star Athlete and Top Academic Student Zikiria Williams on her Signing Day

May 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Thursday, May 18, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL -Exceptional students are always to be commended when excelling, even on the basketball court. For Zikiria Williams, who has achieved over 1,000 points in her basketball career, those efforts will pay off today as she signs for a full […]

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Ensley Eats Sparks New Lunch Time Buzz Driving Interest for a Community Comeback

May 10, 2017

Ensley is indeed alive and well and patrons of the beloved yet historic district proved that at the first Ensley Eats, where some of Birmingham’s local food trucks and vendors gathered in downtown Ensley to host delicious lunch ‘grab and go’ options fit for citizens’ busy work days. Councilor Marcus Lundy couldn’t have been more elated […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Helps Cut the Ribbon at New Community Safe Room in Smithfield Estates

May 8, 2017

Taking cover during dangerous storms and the tornado season can be a frightening process for citizens, especially for those who aren’t sure if their homes are equipped to provide protection to escape strong winds and even high-powered tornadoes. Safe rooms are often used during these instances as a room or structure specifically designed and constructed […]

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One Purpose, One Vision, One Pratt – Councilor Marcus Lundy Joined City Leaders to ‘Turn the Dirt’ on the New Community Development Park

April 26, 2017

It was a great day in District Nine and Councilor Marcus Lundy couldn’t be more delighted to break ground and celebrate the future of Pratt City as residents are still united in their ongoing quest to revitalize Pratt City after tornados reeked havoc in the community on April 27, 2011. Dozens of residents poured in to show their […]

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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 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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Jackson-Olin High School Students Discuss Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan

March 16, 2017

Students in District 9 are taking a proactive approach when it comes to revitalizing their community. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy and the Regional Planning Commission visited students of Jackson-Olin High School to discuss the Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan. The presentation gave students a platform and the opportunity for the first time to share their thoughts […]

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

March 9, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                           Thursday, March 9, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 […]

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Residents and Non-Profit Organizations Help to Transform District 9

March 9, 2017

Eight projects, six neighborhoods, one day! With more than 200 volunteers on hand, this year’s District 9 Day of Service was a huge success. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy collaborated with a number of non-profit organizations cleaning up neighborhoods, painting benches, clearing bushes and other beautification efforts in District 9. For more information about everything the […]

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Have You Heard? 2017 Birmingham Black Restaurant Week Is Now Underway!

March 8, 2017

Birmingham continues to make its mark as a signature city for lively food, culture and entertainment. With new restaurants continuing to open their doors here’s a chance to check out the new venues by participating in Birmingham Black Restaurant Week. Birmingham Black Restaurant Week is a dining opportunity for Black-owned restaurants and eateries to offer […]

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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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Jackson-Olin High School Student Sets the Bar High in District 9

February 7, 2017

When it comes to making plays on and off the court, Zikiria Williams is your girl. Zikiria Williams, a player of the Jackson Olin High School Mustang Girls Varsity Basketball team reached a career high of more than one thousand points, the most recorded in the history of Jackson Olin High School. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus […]

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Residents in District 9 Lay Out Plans for the Future

February 3, 2017

From transformative leadership workshops to providing input, residents in District 9 are taking the driver seat when it comes to how they envision their community. Residents took part in the transformative leadership workshop hosted by Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy. Councilor Lundy says its important that residents in Birmingham have a stake in the ground when […]

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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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Councilor Marcus Lundy Motivates Wilkerson Middle and Community Leaders at 2nd Annual Black History Luncheon Program

January 27, 2017

Reflecting on the accomplishments of black heritage is a key factor in American History and students at Wilkerson Middle School knew just how to tell the stories of leaders who paved the way for freedom in our nation. This morning students put their best foot forward to welcome guests including community leaders during a Black […]

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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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Councilor Lundy Brings Hope to Birmingham Residents During Thanksgiving Holiday

November 24, 2016

A glimpse of hope is what Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy sought to give during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Knowing the need in those in the community, Councilor Lundy teamed up with various churches in District 9 to distribute 100 turkeys and nonperishable items to residents of Birmingham. Councilor Lundy says giving back to residents […]

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New Program Launches in Birmingham to Help Students Attend College

November 8, 2016

There’s now a program in the city of Birmingham that not only benefits all students in the Birmingham City Schools system, but parents of these very students as well. GEAR UP which stands for gaining early awareness and readiness for Undergraduate programs is a grant awarded by the U.S Department of Education to high risk […]

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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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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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Ensley Continues to Tell It’s Story and You’re Invited to Learn More!

October 26, 2016

To some Ensley is merely a crime ridden, impoverish place but to others who live in the community ensley is home. Hoping to be the voice of the community the junction, a radio project spearheaded by Wbhm 90.3 seeks to tell their story. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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New Doors Are Opening for Minority & Women-Owed Businesses Within the City of Birmingham

October 14, 2016

New doors are opening for minority and women-owned businesses within the City of Birmingham. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy, Chair of the Economic Development, Budget & Finance Committee, is working to change the misrepresentation of minority businesses who operate in Birmingham, and a recent contract is showing what can be done when businesses of all […]

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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 Meeting with Group from Bremen, Germany to Discuss Possible Economic Development Opportunities

September 8, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Wednesday, September 8, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – A delegation of professors and project managers from Bremen University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Germany, are visiting Birmingham this week in an effort to strengthen the Bremen-Alabama relationship through an existing cooperation between Bremen UAS, the University […]

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Summer Jams 2016 Gives Attendees an Up-Close Look at Revitalization in Ensley!

August 28, 2016

The highly anticipated event began three years ago and since then this initiative has become bigger and better each and every year. Councilor Marcus Lundy says that Summer Jams promotes unity among residents in District 9 and helps celebrate the revitalization of Ensley’s historic downtown. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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“Let’s Pass the Budget”: That’s The Message from Birmingham City Councilors

August 22, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            Monday, August 22, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Nearly one week after verbally coming to terms on the 2016-2017 budget, Councilors are eagerly waiting for Mayor Bell to put the budget ordinances on the agenda so that a vote can take place. Councilors met with the […]

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Highly Anticipated “Summer Jams” Returns to Ensley This Weekend!

August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, August 19, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The highly anticipated Summer Jams returns to Ensley this weekend with a stellar lineup of nationally renowned recording artists. The event began three years ago as an initiative by District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. to promote […]

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Pratt City Unveils New Development Plans

August 19, 2016

Residents of the Pratt community are now a few phases closer to the future they have been hoping for after tornado storms struck their community in 2011.  Designs were recently unveiled for the new Pratt Park. Residents say they are excited to see what this new development will bring to their community. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Birmingham City Councilors Ready to Help Kick-Off Annual Innovation Week!

August 19, 2016

As technology continues to shape our culture, more companies continue to find creative ways to thrive in a competitive market. With business incubators as a major variable for aspiring entrepreneurs to realize success, the Innovation Depot is one of the best methods to break ground and build concepts that will turn into success stories. Serving to […]

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Established in 1899…Ensley Looking to Show Everyone That The Area is Alive Again!

August 15, 2016

Established in 1899, the ties within Ensley run deep and now those who call the beloved area their home are looking to show everyone else that Ensley is indeed alive! The annual District 9 Summer Jams series will take place this Saturday, August 20th in Downtown Ensley on corner of Avenue F and 19th Street! The fun will kick off […]

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Birmingham City Council and Mayor Bell Agree To Verbal Budget Agreement; Further Talks Scheduled

August 12, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, August 12, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – An approval of the 2016-2017 budget is one step closer to becoming a reality. Members of the Birmingham City Council met with Mayor William Bell today in an attempt to layout what both sides would like to […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Ask Hard-Hitting Questions Concerning the Proposed TRANE Contract

August 2, 2016

As the Birmingham City Council continues to seek new and innovative ways to ensure that resources in the City of Birmingham are being utilizing efficiently, City Councilors are also striving to guarantee that minority-owned businesses located in Birmingham are reaping those benefits as well. Early last month Councilors asked hard hitting questions during the Committee […]

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Save the Date: Summer Jams Coming to Ensley on August 20th!

July 27, 2016

Ensley is family. Ensley is home. Ensley is alive…and we’re inviting you to come see for yourself! District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy presents Summer Jams 2016! The event will take place Saturday, August 20th in Downtown Ensley on corner of Avenue F and 19th Street! The fun will kick off at 2pm. Summer Jams is free to the public and will include food and street vendors, grand […]

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Birmingham Host National Baptist Convention of America International Inc.

July 1, 2016

Birmingham continues to be a staple city for conventions this summer and city leaders could not be more thrilled. The National Baptist Convention of America hosted their 2016 Convention in the Magic City this week. More than 4, 000 people attended this four- day convention, which consisted of a number of activities such as workshops, worship services, and specialty sessions […]

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One Purpose, One vision, ONE Pratt!

June 27, 2016

One purpose, one vision, one Pratt. Pratt City residents are still united as ever as they continue their efforts in revitalizing Pratt City after tornados swept through their community in 2011. Residents attended the One Pratt Picnic to discuss the possibilities of new projects being developed in their community.  City leaders along with the Tom Leader Group were all in attendance to discuss plans and […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy to Participate in National Baptist Convention Taking Place in Birmingham

June 23, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Thursday, June 23, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – A huge conference is coming to Birmingham thanks in part to District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy. The National Baptist Convention of America Int’l, Inc. (NBCA), a fellowship of Baptist churches, will be hosting their annual Congress of Christian Education […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Pay Tribute to Former Councilor Leroy Bandy

June 8, 2016

Family and friends will come together today to remember a former councilman who was a true servant at heart. Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Bandy will take place at 12 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, Pratt City located at 415 Avenue G Birmingham, AL 35214. Mr. Bandy, who served on the council from 1997 to […]

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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 Council Mourns the Loss of a Former Councilman

June 2, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                  Thursday, June 2, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilors are offering their condolences to a former councilman. Former District 9 Councilor Leroy Bandy who served on the council from 1997 to 2001 passed away on Tuesday. Current District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy said Bandy […]

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Break the Silence: Stop the Violence New Program Works to Offer Alternative Programs to Youth

May 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    Friday, May 13, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The push to end violence in Birmingham continues to grow and Birmingham City Councilors are committed to finding solutions that will encourage communities to be a part of the change that they want to see. A mentor program […]

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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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New Project in District 9 Aims to Teach Residents About Urban Gardening

May 5, 2016

Ensley is Alive and well as Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy took to the plow with community leader Brian “Voice” Hawkins as a part of the Color Project, an initiative that uses public art, gardens, light and sound to address issues of health disparities and overall safety in Ensley. The project also uses tilled mini […]

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Triumph Over Tragedy: Pratt City Celebrates Growth Following 2011 Tornadoes

May 3, 2016

You could see it, you could hear it, but most importantly you could feel it, Pratt City is back and better than ever. After having numerous homes and community landmarks demolished due to the 2011 tornadoes, many wondered if PrattCity would ever be the same, but this past weekend community leaders and residents came together to celebrate just […]

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Earth Day Celebrations Spark New Yearlong Initiatives in Birmingham

May 2, 2016

New initiatives are sparking up all around Birmingham as residents look for ways to make good use of projects such as urban gardens. Through an initiative known as the Color Project residents in Ensley are not only learning more about gardening but they are also learning more about that the ongoing efforts to revitalize the […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Working To Keep the Historic Tax Credit in Place

April 28, 2016

The City of Birmingham is comprised of beautiful historic buildings, some of which have undergone several remodeling restructuring in the past twenty years. These renovations however would not have occurred without the historic tax credits. According to National Trust for Historic Preservation, for more than three decades, the federal Historic Tax Credit has successfully implemented a […]

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Five Years Later: Success Continues to Peek Through the Aftermath of the April 27th Tornadoes

April 27, 2016

The year 2011 was a year that many families residing in the state of Alabama and the southeast will likely never forget. Only four months into a new year, a devastating tornado tore open the lives of communities that never anticipated its deadly wrath. Hundreds were injured and killed as the aftermath left ghost towns […]

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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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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Park and Trail In District 9 Will Take Place Today

March 11, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, March 11, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – A new park and trail in District 9 is set to be unveiled today. The Village Creek Linear Park and Trail will open to the public after months of collaborative efforts between the city and community partners specifically, […]

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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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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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Rebranding Birmingham: Neighborhoods and Districts Are on the Move!

February 4, 2016

Birmingham is constantly evolving as economic development continues to thrive into the epicenter of downtown. More greens spaces are on the rise in neighborhoods and numerous city centers are a growing commodity for the ambitious, yet savvy young professionals. With all of the current changes taking place in downtown Birmingham, it is no surprise that […]

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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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Excellence On and Off the Field: Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy

February 1, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Monday, February 1, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Its one thing to be a star athlete, but it’s even more impressive when you are excelling both on and off the field. That’s exactly what basketball star Zikiria Williams is doing, and tonight her hard work will be […]

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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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New Signs of Development: Birmingham City Councilors Approve Funding for Recreational Center in Pratt City

January 14, 2016

Residents in Pratt City will soon have a new facility to utilize as the community continues to rebuild following the devastating tornadoes that struck the area in April of 2011. Tuesday, Birmingham City Councilors passed several resolutions authorizing the Mayor to submit to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an amended […]

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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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Arrest Warrant Issued For Councilor Marcus Lundy Has Been Rescinded

December 16, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                      Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – The arrest warrant issued for Councilor Marcus Lundy has been rescinded by the Municipal Court of the City of Birmingham at the request of Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., according to Councilor Lundy’s attorney John Lentine. Councilor Lundy […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy to Address Media Tomorrow

December 15, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Councilor Marcus Lundy will issue an official statement tomorrow regarding today’s incident at City Hall. At this time he is asking that the media respects his family’s privacy including their home. Councilor Lundy stands by his statement that he […]

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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” Concludes With District 9

November 25, 2015

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project concludes with a visit to South Hampton Elementary School in District 9.  Through the “Nine Acts of Kindness” campaign, each Councilor donated much needed school supplies to schools in their district to show their appreciation for our students and teachers as we pause to reflect on the things that we […]

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Local volunteers working to revive Ensley

November 18, 2015

Rain or shine, residents in Ensley are ready to revitalize their downtown area. Revive 2.0 was organized by REV Birmingham with the support of Councilor Marcus Lundy to encourage volunteers to come out and clean up the old west police precinct building so it can be transformed into a new art theater. For more information […]

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Rain or Shine, Residents in Ensley Gather to Revitalize Downtown Showing that Ensley Is On Its Way Back!

November 18, 2015

Despite the dropping temperatures accompanied by consistent rainfall, Councilor Marcus Lundy stood strong with residents in Ensley this past weekend to showcase their support in transforming Downtown Ensley back into its old form. Revive Ensley was organized by REV Birmingham in partnership with organizations such as Kuumba Community Arts, Alabama State Council of the Arts, […]

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Rain or Shine, Residents in Ensley Gather to Revitalize Downtown, Showing that Ensley Is On Its Way Back!

November 9, 2015

Despite the dropping temperatures accompanied by consistent rainfall, Councilor Marcus Lundy stood strong with residents in Ensley this past weekend to showcase their support in transforming Downtown Ensley back into its old form. Revive Ensley was organized by REV Birmingham in partnership with organizations such as Kuumba Community Arts, Alabama State Council of the Arts, […]

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Survey Says: Birmingham Is the Place to Be for Young Entrepreneurs

November 4, 2015

If you’re young and looking to start a business, Birmingham is the place to be. That’s according to a recent survey by Thumbtack that ranked Birmingham in first place for its list of the Top 10 Cities for Millennial Entrepreneurs. With numerous factors that constantly thrust Birmingham into the spotlight on the success of startup […]

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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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The Road to Revitalization Tour Starts in District 9

October 8, 2015

As they head down the Road to Revitalization, Birmingham City Councilors want to ensure that the $6.5 million they included in this year’s budget is being used effectively to remove weeds and demolish abandoned homes. Over the next few months, they will meet with residents to walk through their neighborhoods and see progress being made […]

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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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Road to Revitalization: Councilors Initiating Mobile Feedback To Gain One on One Feedback From Residents on the Status of Cleanup Projects

October 6, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – As we move along the Road to Revitalization, Birmingham City Councilors are adamant about ensuring that the $6.5 million dollars they included in this year’s budget is used properly to ensure that neighborhood cleanup projects are completed […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt to Host Ninth Annual Party with a Purpose

October 2, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                             Friday, October 2, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— It’s that time of year again! Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt’s annual Party With a Purpose will take place this weekend, and participants can expect to have fun all while benefitting from a number of community initiatives.  The “Ninth Annual […]

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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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Ensley Revitalization Takes Center Stage

September 14, 2015

There was music to get you up, food to cool you off, or fill you up, and new memories to capture and share. Reflections of the original downtown Birmingham, in Ensley, offer hope to many long time residents and merchants as city leaders celebrated revitalization efforts with a free music festival “Ensley Alive”. For more […]

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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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Ensley Alive Music Festival Preview

September 5, 2015

Ensley Alive, a free music festival happening Sept 12th from 2-7 p.m., is a celebration meant to demonstrate the opportunities that exist in the Ensley area and to expose residents and visitors to the businesses in the district. For more information about everything The Birmingham City Council is doing visit: www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org

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Looking for a Job in the Construction Industry? Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Inviting the Public to a Free Job Training Event

August 21, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Friday, August 21, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-492-9565 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL. – Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. is strong in his pursuit to connect citizens seeking employment and advancement opportunities especially those who often get turned away due to a lack of credentials and skill sets needed to get in […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Inviting Public to Attend Jazz in the Park Series in District 9

August 2, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Sunday, August 2, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– With the weather just right and summer in full swing, […]

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Pres. Austin tells Uber supporters the council will do what is needed to get rideshare companies here in Birmingham

July 31, 2015

Council President Johnathan Austin spoke with a group of Uber supporters that gathered outside of city hall and assured them that the council will do what is needed to bring rideshares like Uber & Lyft to Birmingham. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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A business in District 9 destroyed by tornadoes in 2011 is now a new veterans memorial site

June 3, 2015

After 44 years of business in the Sherman Heights community, Gadson Grocery was destroyed on April 27, 2011. Echoing the rebirth of so many things shattered that day, the property is now a new veterans memorial site for District 9. The long time owner of that land, Preston Gadson, passed away a year after the storms. Not […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy To Honor Local Vets by Hanging Monumental Flag Sent from the U.S. Capitol

May 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Sunday, May 24, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- A special Memorial Day event with a unique background, is set to take place in District 9. On Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. Councilor Marcus Lundy is inviting the public to join him at 1502 Slayden Avenue in […]

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Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. encourages students to capitalize on early scholarship potential through “GEAR UP”

May 22, 2015

It’s the dawn of completing another school year for Birmingham City Schools. High school seniors are packing their final belongings and surging into their futures at higher learning institutions, many with scholarships in tow. Two Birmingham City school students representing Woodlawn High School, who were recently recognized by Mayor William Bell during the Birmingham City […]

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Free classes are helping educate District 9 residents who have diabetes

April 15, 2015

It is back to basics for anyone who attends the free diabetic educational classes at East Ensley Library and the Greater Birmingham YMCA. District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy suffers from type two diabetes and encourages learning as much as possible about the disease.  Residents got a lesson in every aspect of diabetic care including how […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy Encouraging the Public to Take Part in 2015 Alabama Money Expo

March 6, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                          Friday, March 6, 2015 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– Building wealth in communities is a cornerstone for change and progress in our ever-growing economy. Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. is an advocate for educating citizens, especially the younger generation on the value of money as an essential tool. On […]

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Life-Saving Tips at Disaster Preparedness Workshop

October 1, 2014

District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy organized a Disaster Preparedness Workshop for residents at the Ensley Library.  Free emergency kits were handed out as well. A disaster expert from the Hands on River Region group which is funded through Ameri-Corp traveled from Montgomery for the presentation.  Kara Hulett says it is vital to have community leaders […]

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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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Students & Councilor Learn From Each Other

September 22, 2014

Councilor Marcus Lundy went back to elementary school, Wylam Elementary School in District 9 to be exact. He took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with Mr. Simmon’s 7th grade civics class about how local government works. Students already knew, at least, a little about how to get a councilors attention-persistence. Over […]

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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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Building a Better Birmingham

September 12, 2014

Economic development Committee Chair Councilor Marcus Lundy wants to help grow the local workforce. He is partnering with a little known, but well run program-Construction Education Foundation Alabama (CEFA). Councilor Lundy is the chair of the economic development committee and sees this partnership as a way to train local people and then put them to […]

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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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Special Called Public Safety Committee Meeting Planned To Discuss The City Health Care Program

August 6, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL- A special called public safety committee meeting will take place Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The meeting will be held to provide both councilors and the public with more details on the reason behind the […]

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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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District 9 Gearing up for Summer Concert Series

June 11, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Contact: Chiara Morrow Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Summer time is heating up with some really cool events from the Birmingham City Council. Kicking off one tier of excitement is Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr. of District 9, along with REV Birmingham and HOT 107.7 FM as they proudly host […]

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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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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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Councilor Lundy Hosts Leadership Meeting with Neighborhood Leaders

February 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Long Phone: 205-254-2294 Cell: 205-490-4524 Birmingham, AL – Birmingham City Councilman Marcus Lundy, who represents District 9, will be holding a Transformative Leadership meeting with neighborhood leaders and community stakeholders this Saturday, February 15, 8:30 a.m., at the Morningstar Baptist Church located at 1600 Slayden Avenue. The purpose of the […]

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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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