Press Releases

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER AND PARK BOARD CONSIDERING PROPOSAL FOR LEGION FIELD UPGRADES

PRESS RELEASE                                            Sunday, July 12, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This week, the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board will be considering a proposal for additional upgrades to Legion Field.  At the Monday meeting, the board […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER EXPLORING THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL DAYS AT LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                                              Friday, July 10, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is exploring the need for additional testing opportunities at the Legion Field COVID-19 testing site.  This week, […]

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COUNCILORS WILLIAM PARKER AND JOHN HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR FOOD AND MASK GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Council President William Parker will be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard and Rev. Harold Bass with Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a fresh food and mask giveaway. The event […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER IN PRELIMINARY STAGES OF CARES ACT FUNDING REQUEST FOR CONTINUING COVID-19 NEEDS THROUGH DECEMBER 2020

PRESS RELEASE                                                  Sunday, July 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov  Birmingham City Council President William Parker is planning to make a $7 million dollar request from the roughly $1.8 billion in Federal […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH CLERGY CONCERNED FOR THE COMMUNITY FOR A MARCH FOR JUSTICE ON FRIDAY, 5:00 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE                                    Thursday, June 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is partnering with Clergy Concerned for the Community for a Juneteenth event this Friday, starting at 5:00pm at Linn Park.  The community […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER IS PARTNERING WITH 1ST FOUNDATION TO HONOR MAX BUS DRIVERS

PRESS RELEASE                                      Thursday, May 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker announced plans to thank MAX Bus drivers for their commitment to working on the frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with a meal on […]

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New discussions for compromise of an additional field at George Ward Park to be held during Special Called Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Monday; public input meetings tentatively set for Thursday

 PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Sunday March 10, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Council Pro Tem William Parker will lead discussions and offer solutions, including compromising with community stakeholders for the City to provide another softball/ baseball field at George Ward Park so that all sports can co-exist. These details are on […]

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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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City Council President Pro Tem William Parker wants the Oakland Raiders to play in Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                              Friday February 8, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – President Pro Tem William Parker has reached out to the Oakland Raiders about the possibility of the franchise playing the upcoming 2019 season […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to host Press Conference to launch ‘Let’s Keep Legion Field Green’ Initiative

PRESS RELEASE                              Thursday February 7, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL– Just in time for Birmingham Iron’s first home game this coming Sunday February 10, 2019 at 3pm, Legion Field will be all set to GO GREEN! To launch this initiative, Councilor Crystal Smitherman and Council Pro Tem William […]

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Councilor Crystal Smitherman and Council Pro Tem William Parker urge Park Board to pass Legion Field Green Initiative

PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 15, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL– Legion Field could soon get a lot greener following a resolution passed unanimously by the Birmingham City Council that “supports and encourages” the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board to adopt an environmental and recycling policy for the city-owned […]

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Birmingham City Council issues statement of condolences in the loss of former Mayor Larry Langford

PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 8, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – “The Birmingham City Council wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends in the loss of our former Mayor Larry Langford. We are deeply grateful for his countless contributions to the City, County and […]

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Birmingham City Council Pro Tem William Parker is cordially inviting citizens to the District 4 Holiday Celebration

 PRESS RELEASE                                      Monday December 17, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL –It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holiday Season and Birmingham City Council Pro Tem William Parker wants to cordially invite you to the District 4 Holiday Celebration on Tuesday December 18, 2018 from 5 to 7pm […]

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Birmingham City Council Welcomes the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Memphis Tigers to this year’s Birmingham Bowl

PRESS RELEASE                                       Sunday December 2, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Council President Pro Tem William Parker, Chair of the Park and Recreation Committee, join the Birmingham City Council and welcome Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Memphis Tigers to the Birmingham Bowl. The 13th Annual Birmingham Bowl […]

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Wardine Alexander sworn in as District 7 Councilor; Councilor Parker voted Pro Tem; Applications Now Being accepted for Districts 1 and District 6

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Former Birmingham Board of Education President Wardine Alexander has been appointed to the vacant District 7 Birmingham City Council seat. Birmingham City Councilor William Parker was voted in as President Pro Tem. The District 7 seat was vacated by […]

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Birmingham City Council appoints new member to Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– The Birmingham City Council has appointed Carly Miller as a new member of the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board, replacing Bernard Kincaid’s expired term. Miller received five votes necessary to appoint her to the board. The term will expire […]

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Councilor William Parker and Alliance of American Football to make special team announcement

PRESS RELEASE                                                 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   On Wednesday August 29, the Alliance of American Football will be hosting a press conference to make a team announcement. The new football league is slated to begin February 9, 2019 and will feature eight teams with 52-player rosters. “This […]

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The Birmingham City Council is now accepting applications for upcoming vacancy on Park Board

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Friday, August 17, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council is now accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on the Birmingham Park Board. Applicants have until 5 p.m. on August 24 to send in their resumes. The new term will take effect on October 9, 2018. The […]

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City of Birmingham District 4 Community Forum kicks off tonight at 6pm

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday August 7, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—Citizens concerns are always a […]

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Park Board to consider vote geared to increase fan experience at Annual Magic City Classic event

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— On Wednesday, July 18, the Park Board will consider a vote to expand a portion of the Legion Field complex into additional tailgating and vendor space for and increased fan experience during this year’s Magic City Classic. The […]

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Birmingham City Council Sending Strong Message About Neglected Properties; Approves Demolition of Blighted Norwood Apartments

Dilapidated properties plague the quality of essential living standards in any community. With neighborhood revitalization efforts in place by residents and community leaders alike these nuisances of structures are prohibiting the growth of many areas across Birmingham. To address the problem, Birmingham City Councilors are continuously sending strong messages to slumlords that have let their […]

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Another Sign of Progress in District 4

Another sign of progress in District 4 as a site visit was held this week to update the public on two projects that are really shaping the future of what’s to come in that area. The site visit began with a program where attendees could hear from elected officials concerning the latest status of the bridge […]

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Recent Projects Changing the Landscape in North Birmingham

Councilor William Parker got a chance to tour the progress being made for the Maxine Parker pedestrian bridge and improvements for Maclin Park in District 4. But these aren’t the only projects currently changing the landscape of North Birmingham. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Bring on the Birmingham Bowl!

Birmingham is known for it’s rich football history, and this years Birmingham Bowl may be one for the books with the expectation that SEC contender Auburn University will play at Legion Field nearly 25 years after playing there for the annual Iron Bowl game. This past Tuesday Birmingham City Councilors approved an ordinance to further […]

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Birmingham City Council’s “Nine Acts of Kindness” Continues With District 4

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project continues this time with a visit to Woodlawn High School in District 4.  Through the “Nine Acts of Kindness” campaign, each Councilor is donating much needed school supplies to each school in their district to show our appreciation for our students and teachers as we pause to reflect on […]

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District 4 Projects Changing the Landscape for Good

City and state leaders took a tour of progress being made for the Maxine Parker pedestrian bridge and improvements for Maclin Park in District 4. City, state and federal funds will total almost $10 million to finish the 3 lane bridge that will have a dedicated lane for emergency vehicles and walking lanes for pedestrians. […]

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