Press Releases

The Birmingham City Council will present a balanced budget to the Mayor

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday, May 24, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— The Council held its second budget workshop on Wednesday, May 24th to review both the capital and operating budgets. The Council will submit a balanced budget to Mayor Randall Woodfin. All nine councilors were present and agreed that […]

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The Birmingham City Council held second work session with the intent to balance the city’s budget

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday, May 23, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— This evening, the Birmingham City Council held a budget workshop to discuss their changes to the FY2019 budget that was presented by the mayor during the May 1st Council meeting. Upon further review, the Council chose to make […]

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Council approves funding for Coding Boot Camp at Lawson State, first of its kind in the State of Alabama

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—This summer, Lawson State, which is located in District 7, will partner with the Birmingham City School System to host a series of four-day Swift Coding Boot Camp that will teach middle school and high school students the basics […]

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Week Ahead Preview 05.18.2018

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Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson to celebrate the success of local student athletes with academic excellence at the ‘Grades Up Laced Up’ event

 PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday, May 17, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—The school year is almost over, but that won’t stop Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson and the Birmingham City Council from reminding all students of their value, success and hard work in all they do, even in their athletics. […]

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Birmingham City Council approves funding match of $50k for more healthy food options with Healthy Food Financing Initiative

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—There has been a surge in healthy food options throughout the city in recent years. However, some communities still lack adequate places to buy nutrient-rich food and fresh produce. On Tuesday, the Council approved a funding match of $50,000 […]

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Week Ahead Tease 05.11.2018

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City of Birmingham Department of Public Works Rolls out Grass Cutting Plan During Tuesday’s Birmingham City Council Meeting

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday May 8, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— As the summer approaches and the grass begins growing taller, the City of Birmingham is taking a new approach to keep city-owned properties mowed. On Tuesday, Al Menifield, Director of the Public Works Department, announced that the city will […]

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Week Ahead Tease 05.04.2018

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East Lake Organic Bakery Receives $75,000 Small Business Loan through Community Development Block Grant

PRESS RELEASE                                                                              May 1, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov    BIRMINGHAM, AL – Monday marked the beginning of Small Business Week. But it’s not just one week out of the year that the Birmingham City Council — working in conjunction with Mayor Randall Woodfin’s administration – is dedicated to improving economic opportunities […]

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