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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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Volunteers from around the country join councilors to rehab homes in Birmingham

July 17, 2015

Restoring Birmingham’s neighborhoods is the city council’s top priority. So councilors are partnering with groups like Metro Changers to help rehab low to moderate-income homes. More than 200 volunteers from as far away as Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida are painting, repairing roofs and doing other light construction. The group recruits volunteers while the city helps […]

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