Press Releases

Councilor Sheila Tyson continues to push for solutions to ongoing problem of trains blocking intersections in neighborhoods

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Monday, July 16, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— A train has been blocking intersections in West End since Sunday and has still not moved as of Monday afternoon. The location of the train is near Pearson Ave. Among the intersections that are currently blocked, 15thAve. SW […]

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Week Ahead Preview 07.13.2018

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Council approves up to $1.7 million incentive package for expanding Shipt HQ

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday July 10, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – An estimated 881 new jobs are expected in the city as part of the incentive package for Shipt Inc. that was unanimously approved by the Birmingham City Council on Tuesday; the average salary of those positions is […]

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Week Ahead Preview 07.06.2018

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Birmingham City Council approves funding agreement with P.A.C.E. Board to open new Michael’s restaurant at Negro Southern League Museum

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday July 3, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— The Birmingham City Council […]

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Week Ahead Preview 06.29.2018

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The Birmingham City Council unanimously passes the FY 2018-2019 City Budget

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Today the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget that will go into effect July 1 and totals $436,126,771 — marking $8 million in revenue growth from the FY 2018 Budget. Both the General Fund Budget and […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt’s 7th Annual Man Up breakfast aims to uplift men in Birmingham’s neighborhoods

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Saturday, June 16, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— In celebration of […]

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Week Ahead Preview 06.15.2018

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Councilor Steven Hoyt’s Education With A Purpose awards additional scholarships to Birmingham students

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL—Educational inequality between low-income communities and the rest of the country has been on the rise in recent decades. It’s a problem faced by too many of Birmingham’s residents. District 8 Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt knows that when trying […]

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