The Annual East Lake Fishing Rodeo happening this Saturday, lake stocking event featuring USFL and Bass Masters on Friday

It’s going to be a great weekend for family fun at the 2022 Annual East Lake Fishing Rodeo. There will be an East Lake fish stocking event on Friday, June 10 and the Fishing Rodeo will take place on Saturday June 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at East Lake Park. The annual event … Read more

Council President Alexander giving commencement speech at Miracle Academy this Friday

This Friday, Council President Wardine Alexander will be giving the commencement address at the inaugural graduation ceremony for the Miracle Academy, located in District 7. The K-8 school was founded in 2020 and provides a safe and inclusive learning environment for children of all backgrounds and abilities. “Our daughter Miracle was not accepted back to … Read more

Birmingham City Council holding public hearings to discuss the Proposed FY 2023 Operating Budget on June 6th and June 16th

The Birmingham City Council will be holding two public hearings to receive feedback on the proposed FY 2023 Budget – one will be held Monday, June 6th and one will be held Thursday, June 16th, both at 5:30 pm at City Hall.   The proposed budget totals roughly $517 million, the largest in the city’s history.   … Read more

Birmingham City Council Presented With Citywide 2022 Disparity Study

During Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Council was presented with a citywide 2022 Disparity Study, detailing Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) utilization in the city from FY 2015 to FY 2019. The presentation was given by representatives with Atlanta-based firm Griffin and Strong Attorneys and Public Policy Consultants who conducted the study and have … Read more

Council President Pro Tem Smitherman launching District 6 Pop-up Farmer’s Market Series

On Saturday, May 14th, Council President Pro Tem Crystal Smitherman will be launching a new healthy food initiative – The District 6 Pop-up Farmer’s Market. These markets will be held every second Saturday of the month from May to October and are a great opportunity for residents to connect with local vendors. Saturday’s District 6 … Read more

Census 2020 Redistricting Public Hearing set for Tuesday’s Council meeting

The Council has voted to set a public hearing for this Tuesday’s meeting to allow for additional public comments regarding the proposed reapportionment of the City Council districts. That public hearing will be tomorrow, April 19th on the 3rd Floor of Birmingham City Hall during the regularly scheduled Council meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. For those interested, … Read more

Birmingham City Council’s Census 2020 Redistricting Committee discuss new district boundary map; send draft to City Clerk’s office

The Birmingham City Council’s Census 2020 Redistricting Committee met on Monday to discuss the proposed new district boundaries that are a result of the updated population counts. Following a presentation of the current draft of the map, the committee voted to send the approved draft to the City Clerk’s office for review. Once the map … Read more