Press Releases

Council approves five new appointees to the P.A.C.E. Board

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—After a prolonged discussion regarding the organizational structure of the Public Athletics and Cultural Events Board (PACE), the Birmingham City Council voted to approve five new appointees to the board, replacing the previous members whose terms have expired. The council […]

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Resumes are still being accepted for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Board Vacancy Potential Candidates are encouraged to apply

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— At least a dozen people have shown a significant interest and submitted their professional profiles for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Board opening. Councilor Darrell O’Quinn, Chair of the Transportation Committee, wants to make sure all […]

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The 76th Magic City Classic Festivities Didn’t Fall Short of Fanfare Despite Sudden Drop in Weather Temperature

During the parade that kicked off the Magic City Classic festivities on Saturday, a hard rain fell on the huddled masses of revellers who gathered downtown to see area high school marching bands, city councilors and other public figures parade through the cold, soaked streets. For those who ventured out into the dreary October morning, […]

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District 5 Neighborhood Leaders Workshop Helped Citizens Strategize on Working with City Leaders to Move Communities Forward

After an ice-breaking exercise in which neighborhood officers had to recall what they had seen in a bucket full of miscellaneous items that was passed around the table, Council President Johnathan Austin gave some remarks during the quarterly District 5 Neighborhood Leaders workshop. Austin spoke at length about the importance of having open and honest […]

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District 5 Residents Gain Insight on Community

When it comes to transparency and informing residents on developments and improvements in District 5, Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin is working to diligently ensure that District 5 thrives. President Austin hosted the District 5 Neighborhood Workshop giving residents the opportunity to receive updates on the land bank authority, resurfacing plans, the healthy food […]

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Calling all High School Seniors! Scholarship Opportunities Await You and Your Future!

Education is a fundamental part of life and it’s one of the most important investments students can make as they transition from high school into the real world. As the college years draw closer for many seniors all over the nation, scholarships help with solidifying a choice in the entire process. It’s never too late […]

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Calling All Pizza Fans! Fill Your Appetite for the Weekend and Enjoy Your Pie’s at its New Location in Uptown

It’s not enough that Birmingham recently topped Zagat’s list of 26 Hottest Food Cities in the nation, beating major cities such as New York and San Diego with the number fourteen spot. Thankfully the southern food movement won’t stop there as countless venues and restaurants continue offering unparalleled delicacies right in the heart of the […]

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Municipal Court Judge Vacancies

City Council President Johnathan Austin’s office is accepting applications for three (3) Full Time Municipal Court Judges and two (2) Special Municipal Court Judges. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please submit a letter of interest and resume to his office by the close of business on Friday, December 16, 2016. Office of the City Council President Johnathan […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Educate Citizens on Amendment 14

On November 8th you will not only be voting on the next president, but you will also vote on local issues and statewide amendments that affect you directly. Birmingham City Council members are making sure residents of Birmingham know exactly what they are voting for when it comes to Amendment 14. Amendment 14 could have a direct impact […]

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From the Classroom to the Stage: Council President Johnathan F. Austin Host Educational Workshop

Some students won’t embark on a journey to becoming doctors, lawyers or even politicians. Some students will strive to make a tremendous impact in their community through their gift of music. That’s why Birmingham City Council President Jonathan Austin with musician talents of his own decided to kick off the 75th Magic City Classic by hosting […]

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