Press Releases

Week Ahead Preview 05.18.2018

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Birmingham City Council set to debate Human Rights Commission on Tuesday

A pair of nondiscrimination ordinances, which have been in discussion for the last four years, will be on next week’s Birmingham City Council agenda. ​Originally introduced to the Public Safety Committee by Council President Johnathan Austin in 2013, the “Non-Discrimination Ordinance” seeks to protect any person who wishes to enter into a contract with the […]

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Council Discusses 2018 Budget Negotiations with Mayor During Committee of the Whole Meeting

On Wednesday, during a special called Committee of the Whole meeting, Birmingham City Councilors and Mayor Bell discussed the progress of the 2018 Budget among other business — a resolution appointing a Human Rights Commission and the upcoming two-and-a-half year Alabama bicentennial celebration that will feature a myriad of concerts and community events. After an […]

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Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt’s Education with a Purpose Scholarship Continues to Change Lives in its Fifth Year

On June 6th, eleven graduating seniors from Birmingham High Schools stood in the Council Chambers holding large checks, while members of the Council beamed at them with pride. The students were recipients of “Education with a Purpose” scholarships, which have awarded more than $27,000 to 28 students since its inception in 2013. The scholarship program […]

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Birmingham City Council Inviting the Public to Attend Public Hearing on Proposed Food Tax Rebate

Buying groceries in the City of Birmingham could soon become a little less expensive and residents of Birmingham couldn’t be more thrilled about the idea. Alabama is one of two states in the U.S who continues to apply sales tax fully to food purchases without providing any offsetting relief for low and moderate income families. Knowing this Birmingham City Council […]

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New Security Measures will Be Enforced at Legion Field During 75th Magic City Classic Football Game

With the enormous amount of fanfare happening leading into the anticipated faceoff between Alabama A&M and Alabama State at the 75th Annual Magic City Classic, city leaders want to make sure fans are aware of the new security measures prior to arriving at Legion Field on game day. In an effort to increase the safety […]

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UAB Welcomes Back Football By Hosting Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Facility

Happy Football Saturday! As the new season gets underway, UAB football fans are looking forward to getting closer to the return of football for their university in 2017. In preparation for the revived program the UAB Department of Athletics recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Football Operations Center and Legacy Pavilion. President Ray Watts […]

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Birmingham Residents Come Together to Declare: “We Won’t Be Next”

We Won’t Be Next. That was the message during an open forum that was recently hosted by the Birmingham City Council to spark dialogue on solutions to the growing tension between communities and the police. The passion for this issue was evident as citizens voiced their concerns on the overwhelming number of police involved shootings that […]

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What’s Included in the Proposed 2016-2017 Budget

Do you know what’s included in the proposed 2016-2017 budget? By clicking on the links below you can find what the Mayor is proposing along with what the Council is proposing after reviewing the Mayor’s Proposed Budget. You can also find a link below to the budget presentation that the Council presented at each of […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 6/27 – 7/1

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.

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