Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 is Birmingham Innovation Week. It’s a time to celebrate the inventors, investors and entrepreneurs taking center stage in framing Birmingham’s future. For full details visit: www.innovationweekbirmingham.com. For more information about everything else the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.
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.
Representatives from the transportation network company Uber came before the Committee of the Whole to present their request to operate in the city of Birmingham. After much discussion, councilors made it clear that this type of service is crucial to accommodate continued growth and the many large events that are coming to the city. For […]
The hopes of seeing rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft in the Magic City are getting closer to becoming a reality. Uber officials have been invited to the monthly meeting to talk about their needs as it relates to the city’s Transportation Ordinance Code. Councilors have been outspoken that they want companies like Uber […]
Council passed some important Resolutions during the 8.25.15 council meeting. For a quick look- CLICK HERE
Hundreds of citizens attended the recent post budget tour held by council. Councilors were at four different locations around Birmingham discussing revitalization plans for neighborhoods including $6.5 million allocated for property demolitions and weed abatement. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.
The Birmingham City Council will be addressing some big topics this coming week. At the top of the list is a discussion to bring rideshares like Uber & Lyft into Birmingham. That’s just one of many important items council is looking at. For more information about everything the council is doing visit: www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org
School’s back in but it’s not too late to enjoy the sun and warm outdoors just before the fall. If your family is looking for exciting activities to shape your weekend of adventures look no further than your own backdoor at the illustrious nature parks within the City of Birmingham at Ruffner Mountain and Red […]
Global sportswear giant Nike is swooshing into Birmingham to partner with the city council and donate athletic gear to students. Parker High School is the first recipient and Nike also plans to donate items to after school programs for K-8 students. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.
Cheers rang out in the Birmingham City Council chamber following the passage of a minimum wage increase that will take effect July 1, 2016. It will increase from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour and then to $ 10.10 per hour July 1, 2017. President Johnathan Austin says the council made a decision to collectively fight for residents to have a […]
The Birmingham City Council plans to raise the minimum wage over two years with the first increase effective July 1, 2016 to $8.50 an hour. This $2.75 increase will help lift working families out of poverty and boost the local economy by giving people more purchasing power. For more information about everything the Birmingham City […]
Crews are tearing down the final building as work begins on the $10 million pedestrian & vehicle overpass in Collegeville. Councilor William Parker has been on site every step of the way. Along with this church, former Trinity Baptist Church, two other vacant buildings were leveled on either side of the railroads tracks along F.L. […]
A former assistant to Rep. Terri Sewell has joined the Birmingham City Council staff. Wayne Heard’s passion for leadership and service led him to become the the executive assistant to Council Administrator Cheryl Kidd. Wayne recently attended the Congressional Black Caucus Political Leadership “boot camp” in Washington. It is a nine day program designed to […]
Highlights from the August 11, 2015 Birmingham City Council meeting. www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org
Entrepreneurship is strongly encouraged in the bustling economy of the City of Birmingham. Growing trends from pastry artists and food truck business owners to entertainment lounge and festival promoters, all have a stake in offering Birmingham and surrounding residents a flavor filled taste of the south. Businesses that provide entertainment are required to provide a […]