Press Releases

Week Ahead Video 4.27.2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyTlFyLHHgQ&feature=youtu.be

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COUNCIL PASSES PAIR OF RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTING “NO EXCUSE” ABSENTEE VOTING AND BIRMINGHAM JOINING WELCOMING AMERICA NETWORK

PRESS RELEASE                                        Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During Tuesday’s meeting, the Council approved two resolutions that were spearheaded by Councilor Crystal Smitherman: one in support of “no excuse” absentee voting in Alabama, […]

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MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING SITE COMING TO CENTRAL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ON THURSDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                        Monday, April 27, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Monday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced plans to launch a mobile COVID-19 testing site this week at Central Park Christian High School […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL RESPONDS TO FRIDAY MORNING OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

PRESS RELEASE                                        Friday, April 24, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This morning, a Birmingham Police officer was shot in the line of duty while responding to a call at a local restaurant.  The officer was […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL ON STATE AND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO RELEASE ADDITIONAL COVID-19 DATA

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, April 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference today at 2 p.m. at Legion Field, calling on state and county health departments to […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER IS CALLING ON STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO COMPILE AND RELEASE DATE ON HEALTH DISPARITIES FOR MINORITIES DEALIG WITH COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, April 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Sunday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called disproportionate coronavirus deaths among African Americans “very disturbing,” highlighting a troubling statistic that has begun to emerge across […]

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Week Ahead Video 4.13.2020

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PLANNING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS, HEALTH EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COVID-19 IMPACT ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

PRESS RELEASE                                         Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov A troubling statistic has started to emerge during the COVID-19 crisis in the United States – African-American communities are being disproportionately impacted by the virus. […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER RENEWS CALL FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TESTING SITES

PRESS RELEASE                                         Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is reemphasizing the need for additional COVID-19 testing sites.  A plan for drive-thru testing was approved by the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON HAZARD PAY FUNDING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS ON TUESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, April 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council will be voting on an item to appropriate $500,000 for hazard and overtime pay for City employees working during the […]

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