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Pres. Austin tells Uber supporters the council will do what is needed to get rideshare companies here in Birmingham

July 31, 2015

Council President Johnathan Austin spoke with a group of Uber supporters that gathered outside of city hall and assured them that the council will do what is needed to bring rideshares like Uber & Lyft to Birmingham. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Over 600 District 6 residents enjoyed a free day at the Birmingham Zoo thanks to Councilor Sheila Tyson

July 31, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo’s wildlife got a big visit from over six hundred local residents. Councilor Sheila Tyson’s second annual day at the zoo brought in adults and children from District 6 free of charge. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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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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