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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS REFUSE COST INITIATIVE

Due in part to loss of revenue caused by COVID-19, the City of Birmingham is aggressively exploring revenue generation and cost savings opportunities. The Mayor’s Office charged a cross-departmental team with analyzing cost effective options related to the City’s refuse management process……. CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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TONIGHT: SEPTEMBER 17TH, 5:00 PM, COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR FRESH FOOD GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                Thursday, September 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, September 17th, Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard of District 9 will be joining the leadership at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a food giveaway. The […]

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COUNCILOR HOYT WANTS MORE DIVERSITY ON ALABAMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME BOARD

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame needs more diversity, Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt said recently. The 14-member ASHOF board did not have any African American representation until Alabama Governor Kay Ivey appointed Edgar Pruitt to one of the seats. Councilor Steven Hoyt applauded the move, but said there is still much work to be […]

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BREAKING: COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:30 P.M. TO HIGHLIGHT FLOODING ISSUES ON 6TH AVE. SOUTH AHEAD OF HURRICANE SALLY

PRESS RELEASE                                  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, Birmingham City Councilor Crystal Smitherman said her community is bracing for potential flooding caused by drainage issues on 6th Avenue South. Councilor […]

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PARK BOARD REMOVES ITEM TO CLOSE SITE, PRESIDENT PARKER SAYS COUNCIL WILL WORK TO FIND ADDITIONAL SOLUTIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During today’s Park Board meeting, a motion by Council President William Parker was approved to remove Item G from the agenda that would have closed 12 parks and […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SUBMITTING RESOLUTION OPPOSING CLOSURE OF PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS FOR TUESDAY’S MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                Friday, September 11, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This coming Tuesday, September 15, the Birmingham City Council will be voting on a resolution, submitted by Council President William Parker, requesting that the Park Board withdraw an item […]

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COUNCILOR CLINTON WOODS TAKING PART IN RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW BUSINESS IN DISTRICT 1

PRESS RELEASE                                  Friday, September 11, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov There are two new businesses coming to District 1. This Saturday, Councilor Clinton Woods will be participating in a ribbon cutting for Seventh & Luxe Hair and Beauty, […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER CALL POTENTIAL PARKS AND RECREATION CENTER CLOSURES ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ FOLLOWING THURSDAY’S COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                Thursday, September 10, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following a presentation during Thursday’s Special-Called Committee of the Whole meeting, Council President William Parker said he was outraged by what he described as the inequity of the parks […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD GIVEAWAY AND CENSUS PARTICIPATION EVENT

PRESS RELEASE                                Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, September 10, Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard will be joining the leadership at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church and Census 2020 representatives for a food […]

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WEDNESDAY’S SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

  PRESS RELEASE                                Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tonight’s scheduled Birmingham City Council Committee of the Whole meeting at Botanical Gardens has been cancelled. Council President William Parker said he is going to continue to work […]

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ICYMI: BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCILOR DARRELL O’QUINN TO PRESENT BOOK DONATIONS TO BARRETT AND OLIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

ICYMI: Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn to present book donations to Barrett and Oliver Elementary Schools PRESS RELEASE                                Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn, District 5, will be presenting a book donation to […]

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TUESDAY: BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCILOR DARRELL O’QUINN TO PRESENT BOOK DONATIONS TO BARRETT AND OLIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

TUESDAY: Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn to present book donations to Barrett and Oliver Elementary Schools PRESS RELEASE                                 Monday, September 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn, District 5, will be presenting a book […]

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CYMI: SPECIAL CALLED MEETING: COUNCIL TO HEAR LIBRARY, PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD PRESENTATIONS REGARDING FY 2021 BUDGET

PRESS RELEASE                                       Monday, September 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, September 8th, the Birmingham City Council will host a special called Committee of the Whole meeting at 5:30pm in Council Chambers. During the meeting, […]

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING: COUNCIL TO HEAR LIBRARY, PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD PRESENTATIONS REGARDING FY2021 BUDGET

PRESS RELEASE                                Friday, September 4, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, September 8th, the Birmingham City Council will host a special called Committee of the Whole meeting at 5:30pm in Council Chambers. During the meeting, members of the […]

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HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT MEMBERS OF THE BIRMINGHAM CITY CONCIL SUBMITTED TO THE MAYOR REGARDING THE FY 2021 BUDGET

PRESS RELEASE                                Friday, September 4, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, September 3, the Birmingham City Council held a work session to discuss the City’s FY 2021 budget. During the meeting, members of the Council discussed changes they […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL HOLDING BUDGET WORK SESSION ON THURSDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, the Birmingham City Council will be holding a work session to discuss the FY 2021 Budget to outline priorities and highlight changes they would like to see made. […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITING CENSUS OFFICIALS TO SPEAK AT TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                 Monday, August 31, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In order to provide an update to the public about the status of the 2020 Census, Council President William Parker has invited representatives to speak on at Tuesday’s meeting. […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL HOLDING PUBLIC HEARING ON FY 2021 BUDGET TODAY

PRESS RELEASE                                 Monday, August 31, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council will be holding a public hearing to discuss the FY2021 Budget today at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. For anyone who would like the […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER AND WENONAH ALUMNI HOLDING COMMUNITY CLEAN UP EVENT ON SATURDAY

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COUNCILOR HOYT PARTICIPATING IN GRAND OPENING OF NEW BUSINESS AT CROSSPLEX VILLAGE ON SATURDAY

Councilor Hoyt participating in grand opening of new business at CrossPlex Village on Saturday PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, August 29 at 8:45 a.m. Councilor Steven Hoyt […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER TO HONOR JACOB BLAKE AND VICTIMS OF RACIAL INJUSTICE ON TUESDAY

Council President William Parker to honor Jacob Blake and victims of racial injustice on Tuesday PRESS RELEASE                                 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following yet another incident of an unarmed black man being shot and critically injured […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER URGES RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, August 26, Alabama Regional Medical Services will be holding a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the […]

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH COUNCILOR STEVEN W. HOYT AND SENATOR DOUG JONES

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Week Ahead Video 8.24.2020

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NEW COVID-19 MEGA TESTING SITE

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 20, 2020

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE PART IN 2020 CENSUS UPDATE CONFERENCE CALL

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, August 15th at 9 a.m. President William Parker will be hosting a conference call on behalf of the Birmingham City Council with […]

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DISTRICT 1 CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY AT SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As part of District 1 Councilor Clinton Woods’s ongoing Ready, Set, Read Initiative, his office is partnering with I See Me, Inc. and Better […]

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REMINDER: YOU’RE INVITED, BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO KICKOFF RESTAURANT WEEK AT MICHAEL’S STEAKS AND SEAFOOD ON FRIDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In celebration of Birmingham Restaurant Week, members of the City Council will be at the newly-opened Michael’s Steaks and Seafood at 4 p.m. this […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO KICKOFF RESTAURANT WEEK AT MICHAEL’S STEAKS AND SEAFOOD ON FRIDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Thursday, August 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In celebration of Birmingham Restaurant Week, members of the City Council will be at the newly-opened Michael’s Steaks and Seafood at 4 p.m. this […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON SHARED SPACE PERMITS TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR DINING OPPORTUNITIES

PRESS RELEASE                                          Monday, August 10, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday the Birmingham City Council will be considering an item for Shared Space Permits to allow restaurants to temporarily expand onto the sidewalk […]

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COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOSTING FREE CARPOOL CINEMA AT GEORGE WARD PARK THIS SATURDAY

This weekend, District 6 Councilor Crystal Smitherman will host a free Carpool Cinema at George Ward Park.  The movie being shown is Little (PG-13) starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall, and Marsai Martin. “I hope people will take advantage of this movie night,” said Smitherman.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with so many challenges.  This Carpool Cinema should […]

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THURSDAY, 3:00 P.M. PRESS CONFERENCE AT LEGION FIELD: COVID-19 TESTING AND 2020 CENSUS UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                   Wednesday, August 5, 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 City officials, Jefferson County Department of Health officials and faith leaders to provide an update on […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EYES XFL TEAM IN BIRMINGHAM AS FORMER WWE STAR DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON REPORTEDLY BUYS LEAGUE

PRESS RELEASE                                          Monday, August 3, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is seeking a meeting with the new XFL leadership to discuss bringing a franchise to Birmingham. The team […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Thursday July 30th, Council President William Parker will be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard, Reverend Harold Bass, and Circuit Clerk Jackie Smith for a fresh food and mask giveaway. The event will […]

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COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN SPREARHEADS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LEGISLATION TO PROECR AGAINST NATURAL HAIR DISCRIMINATION (VIDEO)

Councilor Smitherman spearheads resolution supporting legislation to protect against natural hair discrimination (VIDEO) PRESS RELEASE                                    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov “As a woman of color, I’ve worn my natural hair for a majority of my […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN NORTH BIRMINGHAM THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                                Monday, July 27, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free COVID-19 testing site in North Birmingham […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Council President William Parker will once again be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard and Rev. Harold Bass of Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a fresh food and mask giveaway.  This […]

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Week Ahead Video 8.10.2020

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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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ICYMI: PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PLANS TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICONS CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN AT TOMORROW’S BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                             Monday, July 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker plans to honor two civil rights icons who passed away on Friday at this week’s Birmingham City Council […]

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JULY 20 – JULY 24, 2020

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COVID-19 TESTING SITES FOR JULY 13 – JULY 17, 2020

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Week Ahead Video 7.20.2020

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO UTILIZE FREE COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                   Monday, July 20, 2020Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free COVID-19 testing site at North Birmingham Homes, 3127 43rd Avenue North, organized by the […]

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PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PLANS TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICONS CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND REVEREND C. T. VIVIAN AT TUESDAY’S BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                             Saturday, July 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker plans to honor two civil rights icons who passed away on Friday at this week’s Birmingham City Council meeting: U.S. Rep. […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND COUNCILOR JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across the state, the Birmingham City Council is committed to providing residents with access to fresh produce […]

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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 SEEKING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TEST SITES, ANNOUNCES UPCOMING APPOINTMENT-BASED TESTING LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, July 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alabama and across the nation, under the leadership of President William Parker, the Birmingham City Council […]

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