Press Releases

TONIGHT, FACEBOOK LIVE: COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER HOSTING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL FOCUSING ON SPORTS AND COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE                                         Thursday, January 7, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting focusing on sports and COVID-19 tonight – Thursday, January 7th at 6 p.m. The […]

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ICYMI, WEDNESDAY, 6:00 P.M. PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Wednesday evening, Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, January 4, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in Birmingham at 6 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021. President Parker […]

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TUESDAY’S BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY, PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETIGN CANCELLED

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, January 4, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today’s Parks, Recreation, Cultural Arts and Tourism Committee meeting has been cancelled. That meeting was scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Tomorrow’s Birmingham City Council […]

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MEDIA INVITED TO A DEMONSTRATION, MONDAY AT NOON: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SANITIZE LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                           Sunday, January 3, 2021 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker is inviting the media to Legion Field on Monday at noon to watch a demonstration of the Draganfly Varigard […]

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WEDNESDAY: 10:00 A.M. COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PARTNERING WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR TOY GIVEAWAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Birmingham City Council President William Parker is partnering with local nonprofits to make the holidays a bit brighter for Birmingham children.  Tomorrow, starting at 10:00am, Parker will be joining forces with […]

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COUNCILOR HUNTER WILLIAMS DETAILS ESSENTIAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT UPGRADES TO ALL CITY AMBULANCES (VIDEO)

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, December 21, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In a year that has put first responders on the frontline of an unprecedented public health crisis, the importance of having access to lifesaving equipment has become a major focus […]

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COUNCILOR HOYT TO PRESENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO FORMER BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL “EDUCATION WITH A PURPOSE” PROGRAM

PRESS RELEASE                                         Saturday, December 19, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Monday, District 8 Councilor Steven W. Hoyt is inviting the media to join his office as they present a select number of former […]

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ICYMI: COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER TO HOST TICKETSMARTER BIRMINGHAM BOWL SELECTION WATCH PARTY

PRESS RELEASE                                        Sunday, December 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In case you missed it, Council President William Parker is inviting our media partners to a watch party at Legion Field as the teams competing in […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER TO HOST TICKETSMARTER BIRMINGHAM BOWL SELECTION WATCH PARTY

PRESS RELEASE                                 Friday, December 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This Sunday there will be a watch party at Legion Field as the teams competing in this year’s TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl will be announced. Since 2006, the bowl […]

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COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOSTING SEVERAL CHRISTMAS FOOD AND PRESENT GIVEAWAYS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Friday, December 18, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With Christmas right around the corner, Councilor Crystal Smitherman is working to provide food and gifts for residents in her district with two […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SANITIZE LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                                 Thursday, December 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker said he is currently exploring ways in which the City could deploy the Draganfly Varigard Drone technology at Legion Field in the […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES MEDICAL EXPERTS BACK TO TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS COVID-10 HOT TOPICS

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, December 14, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The coronavirus continues to raise questions and concerns as Alabama prepares for a new phase of the pandemic amid the vaccine rollout. Meanwhile, some medical experts […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER TO SUBMIT A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR LEGION FIELD TO BE CONSIDERED A HISTORICAL LANDMARK

PRESS RELEASE                                            Monday, December 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, Council President William Parker will be submitting a resolution in support of Legion Field being added as a national landmark to the […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTING BRIEFING FROM COUNTY AND STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN

PRESS RELEASE                                            Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov With several high-profile COVID-19 vaccines approaching the point of distribution in the United States, Council President William Parker is asking county and state health […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 3:30 P.M. WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS LEGION FIELD COVID-19 TESTING SITE UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE                                             Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today at 3:30 p.m., Birmingham City Council President William Parker along with representatives with the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), COVID-19 testing […]

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COUNCILOR HILLIARD PARTNERING FOR TURKEY GIVEAWAY EVENTS THIS SATURDAY

  PRESS RELEASE                                             Friday, November 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year as the nation continues to grapple with spikes in COVID-19 cases. […]

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COUNCILOR ABBOTT RELEASES STATEMENT CLARIFYING COMMENTS ON LIBRARY FURLOUGHS AND CITY BUDGET CONSTRAINTS

PRESS RELEASE                              Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov During Tuesday’s meeting, Councilor Valerie Abbott addressed comments that she had made during Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting regarding City budget constraints and furloughed employees. On Monday night, an […]

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ICYMI: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES MEDICAL EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT TUESDAY’S MEETING

  PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across the United States, Alabama recorded over 2,000 new cases in a single day last week. Council President William Parker […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HONORING BIRMINGHAM ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS WITH RESOLUTION AT TUESDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As Birmingham continues to navigate this “new normal,” Birmingham City Council President William Parker is presenting the Birmingham Association of Realtors with a resolution honoring their efforts to […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES VETERANS TO BRING INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, November 9, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov In the lead up to Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Birmingham City Council President William Parker has invited retired Army Major Yolanda Bowman and her husband, retired Major General […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO COME OUT FOR FUNK FEST 2020 AT LEGION FIELD THIS SATURDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Friday, November 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This Saturday, Legion Field will be the site of Funk Fest 2020, a music and entertainment festival that will bring thousands of people to the historic […]

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COUNCIILOR PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER AND COUNCILOR HILLIARD HOLDING JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS UPCOMING SOULS TO THE POLLS INITITIATIVE

PRESS RELEASE                                         Friday, October 30, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Councilors John Hilliard and President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander will face off in a Souls to the Polls Versus Battle, a campaign to […]

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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEEE HEARS PRESENTATION REGARDING PARKING DECK APPRAISAL PROCESS AND OPERATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                              Thursday, October 29, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Earlier this week the Birmingham City Council was presented with a proposal to sell six of the City’s 11 parking decks, which have been appraised at roughly $41 million. During […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER BEGINS WORK ON UNUM FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

PRESS RELEASE                                         Friday, October 23, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Last month it was announced that Council President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander was awarded a $75,000 fellowship through the organization E Pluribus Unum (EPU) to […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR FOOD GIVEAWAY ON THURSDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Thursday, October 22, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker and Councilor John Hilliard are continuing to partner with Reverend Harold Bass and local faith leaders for a food giveaway […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PARTNERING FOR FIRST ANNUAL “NEVER AGAIN” MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE FOR KAMILLE “CUPCAKE” MCKINNEY

PRESS RELEASE                              Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s body being discovered, a tragedy that shook the entire city of Birmingham. The Birmingham City Council and President William […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE WITH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS TO DISCUSS LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE AND ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS

PRESS RELEASE                                         Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Birmingham City Council President William Parker along with representatives with the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), COVID-19 testing labs, and local clergy […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR PINK AND PURPLE RIBBONS IN HONOR OF KAMILLE “CUPCAKE” MCKINNEY ON TUESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, October 19, 2020Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, the Birmingham City Council will be honoring the life and legacy of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a little girl who was kidnapped and found dead […]

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SOUND INCLUDED: INGLENOOK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP SUCCESSFUL, COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER SAYS, ‘THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING’

PRESS RELEASE                                             Saturday, October 17, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, Council President William Parker along with community leaders and volunteers partnered for a cleanup in the Inglenook neighborhood.  Radio stations 95.7 […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR INGLENOOK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP ON SATURDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, October 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Tomorrow, Council President William Parker along with community partners and volunteers will be picking up litter in the Inglenook neighborhood from 10 a.m. until […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING FOR CENSUS 2020 PARTICIPATION EVENT AND FOOD GIVEAWAY THIS EVENING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Thursday, October 15, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Today, the Birmingham City Council is making a final push to maximize Census 2020 participation in Birmingham. Council President William Parker and Councilor John […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER REQUESTS EMERGENCY BRIEFING FROM STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS ON U.S. SUPREME COURT CENSUS RULING

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could halt the 2020 Census count while an appeal is made with the lower […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEM ALEXANDER SUBMITS RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS AT RISK OF HAVING WATER SERVICES DISCONNECTED

PRESS RELEASE                                          Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following a motion made by Council President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander, the Birmingham City Council voted to pass a resolution of support for those […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES BIRMINGHAM BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION TO COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS EDUCATIONAL SERIES

PRESS RELEASE                                          Monday, October 12, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov This week, the Birmingham Black Nurses Association will be holding a series of virtual discussions centered around COVID-19. Council President William Parker has invited […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HABD FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TESTING

PRESS RELEASE                               Thursday, October 8, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker has partnered with local healthcare officials and the Housing Authority Birmingham District for an additional COVID-19 test site this week. On Friday, a testing site will […]

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STARTING MONDAY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER ANNOUNCE REOPENING OF PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SLATED FOR CLOSURE

PRESS RELEASE                                          Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Birmingham City Council President William Parker and Pro Tem Wardine Alexander are pleased to announce, starting next week, modified schedules for 12 parks and recreation centers will go […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HABD FOR COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEDNESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                               Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Council President William Parker is teaming with local healthcare officials and the Housing Authority Birmingham District for two COVID-19 test sites on Wednesday, October 7. There will be a testing […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER ANNOUNCES MODIFIED SCHEDULES FOR 12 PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham Park board has released a modified schedule for the 12 parks and recreation centers that were slated for closure. Following a series of meetings last month in which […]

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PRESIDENT PARKER ASKS EVERYONE TO WEAR PINK RIBBONS IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AT TUESDAY’S MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Every year, nearly 4,000 women in Alabama are diagnosed with breast cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Tuesday Council President William Parker and the Council will be […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH CENSUS OFFICIALS FOR PARTICIPATION DRIVE DURING UAB FOOTBALL GAME

PRESS RELEASE                               Friday, October 2, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, workers with the U.S. Census Bureau will at Legion Field for a participation drive at the UAB football game, which starts at 11:30 a.m. Council President William Parker […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER RENEWS EFFORTS TO BRING OUTDOOR FESTIVALS TO LEGION FIELD

Legion Field is more than a sporting venue. It’s a culturally rich, iconic symbol of Birmingham and the people who call the Magic City home. On Saturday, November 7, Legion Field will be the site of the 2020 Funk Fest, a music and entertainment festival that will bring thousands of people to sing and dance […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER ANNOUNCES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR LEGION FIELD

PRESS RELEASE                               Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov For the month of October, pink ribbons will adorn the turf at Birmingham’s Legion Field in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Council President William Parker, who chairs the Parks […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER AND PRO TEM ALEXANDER ANNOUNCES 12 PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS SLATED FOR CLUSRE WITH REMAIN OPEN

PRESS RELEASE                               Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov Following a series of meetings earlier this month in which 12 parks and recreation centers were placed on a potential closure list, Council President William Parker and Pro Tem Wardine […]

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL HOLDING FY 2021 BUDGET WORK SESSION AT 3:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, PRIOR TO EVENING COUNCIL MEETING

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, September 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council will be holding a FY 2021 Budget work session at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Council Chambers. The work session is open to the public but […]

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT PARKER HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON LEGION FIELD TESTING SITE

PRESS RELEASE                               Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Thursday, Council President William Parker will be holding a press conference with local health officials and faith leaders to provide an update on COVID-19 testing at Legion Field. That […]

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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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BREAKING: COUNCILOR SMITHERMAN HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:30 P.M. TO HIGHLIGHT FLOODING ISSUES ON 6TH AVE. SOUTH AHEAD OF HURRICANE SALLY

PRESS RELEASE                                  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov As Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, Birmingham City Councilor Crystal Smitherman said her community is bracing for potential flooding caused by drainage issues on 6th Avenue South. Councilor […]

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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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