Press Releases

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

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

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

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The Birmingham City Council invites rideshares like Uber to operate in the “Magic City”

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 […]

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The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team will play at Legion Field Sept 20th

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 […]

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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 […]

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Council presents 2016 budget prioritizing neighborhoods

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 […]

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Pro-Tem Roberson & special guest Dr. Bernice King help train youth in summer nonviolence camp

The daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King is continuing the fight for non-violence. Dr. Bernice King, along with Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, spoke to area youth during the 4th Annual Summer Camp NOW at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, or NOW, is a one week camp that draws […]

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Volunteers from around the country join councilors to rehab homes in Birmingham

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 […]

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Patriotic sounds- Air Force “Band of the West” plays in Birmingham on July 4th

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.

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

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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