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The Birmingham City Council invites rideshares like Uber to operate in the “Magic City”

July 30, 2015

The Birmingham City Council is inviting rideshare companies like Uber & Lyft to operate in Birmingham. Uber has said that the council doesn’t want them in the city, but President Austin makes it clear they do, as long as businesses follow guidelines that are there to protect the rider and the driver.  For more information […]

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The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team will play at Legion Field Sept 20th

July 24, 2015

The most successful U.S women’s soccer team in history is coming to Birmingham. The newly crowned 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup team will play at Legion Field September 20, 2015 and could bring $10 million to the local economy. City leaders say this reinforces Birmingham’s growing reputation to handle large events. The city is also […]

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Summer interns take a crash course in politics from councilors while crafting legislation of their own

July 22, 2015

The 2015 Birmingham City Council intern class included high school and college students from all over the country. They spent valuable time with city councilors learning local politics and were a part of the legislative process by writing a Resolution discouraging the use of plastic bags in local businesses. For more information about everything the […]

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Council presents 2016 budget prioritizing neighborhoods

July 20, 2015

Birmingham City Councilors say the abandoned Larkway Gardens property in District 6 is a prime example of why community revitalization must be addressed in the 2016 budget. Proposed funding will remove blight, add modern lighting and start infrastructure improvements, but more importantly, it will offer residents a chance to feel safe and be proud of […]

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Pro-Tem Roberson & special guest Dr. Bernice King help train youth in summer nonviolence camp

July 19, 2015

The daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King is continuing the fight for non-violence. Dr. Bernice King, along with Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, spoke to area youth during the 4th Annual Summer Camp NOW at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, or NOW, is a one week camp that draws […]

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