Press Releases

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL PASSES ORDINANCE TO PREVENT INHUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

PRESS RELEASE                                    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to amend the city’s code to prevent animals from being inhumanely tethered. According to the amendments, it will now […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL HONORS THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF CIVIL RIGHTS ICONS CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN

PRESS RELEASE                                                Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The world lost two giants of the Civil Rights Movement over the weekend with the passing of Congressman John Lewis and […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO REZONE FORMER CENTURY PLAZA PROPERTY PAVING THE WAY FOR LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council voted unanimously to rezone the former Century Plaza property from CB-2 (Contingency General Business District) to “Q” I-1 (Qualified […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference with members of the City Council, Jefferson County Department of Health officials and faith leaders to […]

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JUNE 22 – JUNE 26, 2020

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COVID-19, WHAT WE KNOW, NOW

We are still learning about COVID-19. It’s  important for you to understand that even as things start to reopen, the threat of this virus isn’t gone. Please click the link below to find out WHAT WE KNOW, NOW about COVID-19: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4t0ctjq7kn1x62/UPDATEDCOVIDmay.mp4?dl=0

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Week Ahead Video 5.11.2020

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Council approves resolution declaring Birmingham nation’s largest Trafficking Free Zone

PRESS RELEASE                                               Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-7726 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Worldwide there are an estimated 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking at any given time. On Tuesday, the Birmingham […]

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Council President Parker has organized two “Unite the Community” events for Monday evening

PRESS RELEASE                                                    Monday, December 9, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-7726 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Birmingham experienced a deadly weekend, with two separate shootings in District 4 that have taken the […]

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New on-demand transportation service launches in Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                                                      Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-7726 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov  A new transportation option in Birmingham was launched today — the on-demand ride service provided […]

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Work Set To Begin On Grand River Technology Park

PRESS RELEASE                                                       Thursday, October 24, 2019  Contact: Cody Owens  Phone: 205-254-7726  Cell: 205-317-1121  cody.owens@birminghamal.gov There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Grand River Technology Park on […]

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Birmingham City Council – 78th Annual Magic City Classic – Schedule of Events

The Birmingham City Council Welcome You to the 78th Annual Magic City Classic

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Councilors participating in “Youth Sports Safety: A Community Huddle Conference”

PRESS RELEASE                                                         Thursday, June 6, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-7726 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov On Friday, June 7, Council President Pro Tem William Parker and members of the […]

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Following passage of SB 312, Birmingham looks to expand shared micromobility options

PRESS RELEASE                                                       Friday, May 31, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Birmingham wants rentable electric scooters and bicycles, and so the city has advocated for […]

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Council President Pro Tem Parker providing transportation for residents to attend court hearing on unlawful waste disposal in Airport Hills Community

  PRESS RELEASE                                                                 Thursday, May 9, 2019  Contact: Cody Owens  Phone: 205-254-2036  Cell: 205-317-1121  cody.owens@birminghamal.gov   Birmingham, AL — Council President Pro Tem William […]

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PRESS RELEASE                                                                 Tuesday May 7, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, AL — The Council will be meeting with elected […]

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Council passes resolution opposing proposed concrete facility near the CrossPlex

PRESS RELEASE                                                      Tuesday April 30, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov   Birmingham, AL — During the Birmingham City Council’s first evening meeting of 2019, the […]

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City Council Meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall on April 30, 2019

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Tuesday April 30, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, AL — Birmingham City […]

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Council approves funding agreement for Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema

PRESS RELEASE                                                    Tuesday April 23, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, AL —Residents walking by the Pizitz building downtown may have noticed a new project underway — the […]

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Councilors discuss opposition to several bills being considered by state legislature

PRESS RELEASE                                                   Wednesday April 17, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov Birmingham, AL — The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution opposing a bill that is currently in […]

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Council approves funding agreement for youth workforce development program

PRESS RELEASE                                                       Tuesday April 2, 2019  Contact: Cody Owens  Phone: 205-254-2036  Cell: 205-317-1121  cody.owens@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Tuesday the Birmingham City Council approved a $15,000 funding […]

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Council approves bid for trash collection service, discusses how to improve services throughout Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                                                 Tuesday March 26, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov   The Council passed a resolution approving the bid for Waste Pro Management to provide trash pickup service […]

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City officials meet with residents to share information about the proposed MLB Youth Academy at George Ward Park

PRESS RELEASE                                                    Tuesday March 19, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL — During Tuesday’s special-called Parks and Recreation Committee meeting, City Councilors, Park Board officials […]

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Councilors gain valuable insight on local Opportunity Zone legislation at the annual National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference

PRESS RELEASE                                                    Thursday March 14, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – This week members of the Birmingham City Council attended the National Community […]

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Debate over George Ward Park dominates Council meeting; item delayed two weeks, public input meetings pending

PRESS RELEASE                                                     Tuesday March 5, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Following a thorough discussion, the Council unanimously passed a two-week delay on the […]

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Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board Reaches Agreement To Keep Annual Softball Tournament In Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                                                  Saturday March 2, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board has reached an agreement with the New […]

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Councilor Steven Hoyt and Birmingham Black Nurses Association to teach CPR Training to Neighborhood Leaders

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Thursday, February 28, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilor […]

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Birmingham Black Nurses Association Partnering With Cardiac Solutions To Teach CPR Training At Summer Youth Camps

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Sudden cardiac arrest […]

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Birmingham City Council appoints nine citizens to serve on the Human Rights Commission

 PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 22, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council unanimously approved nine appointments made by each councilor to serve on the Human Rights Commission. There are six more positions that must be appointed by Mayor Randall Woodfin — three representatives from non-profit […]

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Applications Open for Upcoming Vacancies on City Council in District 1 and District 6

The Birmingham City Council is now accepting applications to fill the two seats that will be vacated on November 14th by District 1 Councilor Lashunda Scales and District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson. For those interested in being considered for the District 1 and District 6 seats, each applicant should be a qualified elector of the […]

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Week Ahead Preview 09.14.2018

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Application for Birmingham City Councilor, District 7

Application for Birmingham City Councilor District 7

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Week Ahead Preview 08.31.2018

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Week Ahead Preview 06.22.2018

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The Birmingham City Council unanimously passes the FY 2018-2019 City Budget

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Today the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget that will go into effect July 1 and totals $436,126,771 — marking $8 million in revenue growth from the FY 2018 Budget. Both the General Fund Budget and […]

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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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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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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 6/6 – 6/10

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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Birmingham City Council’s Week Ahead: 4.11- 4.15

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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