The Birmingham City Council is inviting rideshare companies like Uber & Lyft to operate in Birmingham. Uber has said that the council doesn’t want them in the city, but President Austin makes it clear they do, as long as businesses follow guidelines that are there to protect the rider and the driver. For more information […]
The most successful U.S women’s soccer team in history is coming to Birmingham. The newly crowned 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup team will play at Legion Field September 20, 2015 and could bring $10 million to the local economy. City leaders say this reinforces Birmingham’s growing reputation to handle large events. The city is also […]
Summer interns take a crash course in politics from councilors while crafting legislation of their own
The 2015 Birmingham City Council intern class included high school and college students from all over the country. They spent valuable time with city councilors learning local politics and were a part of the legislative process by writing a Resolution discouraging the use of plastic bags in local businesses. For more information about everything the […]
Birmingham City Councilors say the abandoned Larkway Gardens property in District 6 is a prime example of why community revitalization must be addressed in the 2016 budget. Proposed funding will remove blight, add modern lighting and start infrastructure improvements, but more importantly, it will offer residents a chance to feel safe and be proud of […]
Restoring Birmingham’s neighborhoods is the city council’s top priority. So councilors are partnering with groups like Metro Changers to help rehab low to moderate-income homes. More than 200 volunteers from as far away as Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida are painting, repairing roofs and doing other light construction. The group recruits volunteers while the city helps […]
Hundreds turn out on Independence Day to hear the patriotic sound of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West at The Southern Museum of Flight. The 45 member ensemble performs for military ceremonies, educational clinics, and public concerts throughout the United States. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.
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.