District 8 News


December 21, 2020

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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October 29, 2020

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 Wednesday’s Transportation Committee, Councilor Steven Hoyt – who chairs the committee – brought forth a presentation from Mr. Ben Wesley, CAPP, CPP, Market President, Premium […]

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September 16, 2020

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame needs more diversity, Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt said recently. The 14-member ASHOF board did not have any African American representation until Alabama Governor Kay Ivey appointed Edgar Pruitt to one of the seats. Councilor Steven Hoyt applauded the move, but said there is still much work to be […]

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September 1, 2020

Councilor Hoyt participating in grand opening of new business at CrossPlex Village on Saturday PRESS RELEASE                                          Friday, August 28, 2020 Contact: Kim Garner Phone: 205-254-2036 Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov On Saturday, August 29 at 8:45 a.m. Councilor Steven Hoyt […]

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September 1, 2020

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Councilors Parker and Alexander To Take The Helm In New Leadership Roles

October 22, 2019

PRESS RELEASE                                        Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-7726 Cell: 205-317-1121 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov The Birmingham City Council has elected new leadership — District 4 Councilor William Parker was elected as President and District 7 Councilor […]

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Councilor Steven Hoyt and Birmingham Black Nurses Association to teach CPR Training to Neighborhood Leaders

February 28, 2019

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Thursday, February 28, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilor […]

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Birmingham City Council issues statement of condolences in the loss of former Mayor Larry Langford

January 9, 2019

PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 8, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – “The Birmingham City Council wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends in the loss of our former Mayor Larry Langford. We are deeply grateful for his countless contributions to the City, County and […]

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Birmingham City Council unanimously approves resolution of support for Dr. Angela Davis

January 8, 2019

 PRESS RELEASE                                     Tuesday January 8, 2019 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   On the heels of the news that broke over the weekend that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded an award that was to be presented to Dr. Angela Davis, the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution of support for […]

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Councilor Steven Hoyt’s response to Mayor Woodfin regarding the Firehouse Shelter

October 26, 2018

The views and opinions expressed in this letter are those of Councilor Steven Hoyt’sand do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Birmingham City Council. Mayor Randall L. Woodfin: Tuesday’s discussion at the Birmingham City Council meeting on funding for a new facility to house the Firehouse Shelter was never about homelessness […]

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The 12thAnnual Party With a Purpose Kicks Off Saturday October 6th and it WILL be the BEST YET!!

October 4, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Thursday October 4, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL –It’s almost time! You don’t want to miss out on this year’s Party With A Purpose! There will be tons of giveaways, food, fun and prizes not to mention health fairs, on site job recruiting and power packed […]

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Birmingham City Council approves Lakeshore residential development rezoning 

August 28, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL -A major residential development is coming to Lakeshore Parkway following an item that adjusted the “Q” conditions on the property where the Regal Wildwood 14 Theatre used to be located. The change will allow for multiple family use, […]

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

June 15, 2018

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

June 12, 2018

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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Councilor Steven Hoyt and Mayor Randall Woodfin Host the 2018 District 8 Town Hall Meeting

March 26, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                           March 26, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov […]

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Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt’s Education with a Purpose Scholarship Continues to Change Lives in its Fifth Year

June 9, 2017

On June 6th, eleven graduating seniors from Birmingham High Schools stood in the Council Chambers holding large checks, while members of the Council beamed at them with pride. The students were recipients of “Education with a Purpose” scholarships, which have awarded more than $27,000 to 28 students since its inception in 2013. The scholarship program […]

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Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Host District 8 Town Hall Meeting

March 22, 2017

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District 8 Ends the Year With Huge Announcements!

December 22, 2016

The western side of Birmingham can now look forward to revitalization and new developments coming to their community. The Birmingham City Council recently approved the $3.74 million infrastructure package for the Crossplex retail and commercial development during Council Meeting. This approval gives Chilton Contractors the green light to start the site infrastructure work for the mixed used […]

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Residents of Belview Heights Come Together to Combat Crime in Their Community

December 12, 2016

A call to take their neighborhood back. That’s what residents in District 8 are doing under the leadership of Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Steven W. Hoyt. A joint neighborhood association meeting was recently held with neighbors, local leaders, and law enforcement officials. With the help of the Council approving new LED lighting and shot spotters in the City […]

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Citizens are Encouraged to Attend the Annual Comprehensive Plan Implementation Progress Meeting on November 15th

November 15, 2016

Birmingham is a city consistently impacting communities by providing resources that set the pace and evolve the standards for a better quality of life, heightened global interests and immeasurable economic development opportunities. In 2012, with community support in tow, the City of Birmingham created its own Comprehensive Plan the first since 1961 and the first […]

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10th Annual Party With a Purpose Lives Up to It’s Name!

October 6, 2016

There aren’t many places that you can go where you can dance alongside your Mayor and your Councilman and this year’s 10th Anniversary of Party With a Purpose proved to be the best to date! The weather was perfect as thousands of neighborhood citizens and volunteers gathered for the annual event. Birmingham City Council President […]

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A Really Cool Facility Could Soon Be Coming to Birmingham!

September 28, 2016

A fun and unique facility could be coming to the Magic City soon and Birmingham City Councilors hope to put the gear in motion. President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt visited Full Blast Recreation Center in Battle Creek, Michigan to tour the multi-purpose recreation facility in hopes of bringing something just as extraordinaire to the city […]

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Free Financial Literacy: Renasant Bank Providing Business Owners with Tips to Receive Entrepreneurial Success

July 13, 2016

Building a successful business is usually done by trial and error, with numerous obstacles to climb. Often times, when many owners first launch their brand, most days are consumed with cleaning up errors from the initial trials and inevitably learning new lessons in overall management. Representatives from Renasant Bank along with the Birmingham Business Resource […]

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President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Hosts 5th Annual Man Up Breakfast

June 23, 2016

Empowering, motivating and engaging dialogue among young African American men in the City of Birmingham is what the Man Up Breakfast is all about.  President Pro-Tem Steven Hoyt held his 5th annual Man up Breakfast to recognize people in Birmingham who are making a positive impact on the lives of young men but most importantly to uplift the youth by giving them […]

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10 for 10! Education With a Purpose Thrives During 10 Year Mark

June 8, 2016

As tuition at colleges and universities continue to surge ahead enhancing education opportunities for students in the Birmingham City school district continues to be the focal point for city leaders in Birmingham. Pro Tem Councilor Steven Hoyt continues to be an advocate as he furthers his efforts in providing scholarship funding to students through Education With A Purpose. Originated […]

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Birmingham City Leaders Work to Propose Cost Effective Measures to Help City of Fairfield Restore Public Transportation

June 1, 2016

Public transportation is the lifeline of most cities as many citizens rely on the convenient and cost effective system to make a living.  In the United States it is a crucial part of the solution to the nation’s economic, energy, and environmental challenges ultimately helping to bring a better quality of life to everyone. Recent […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Hosting Essay Contest To Honor Outstanding Fathers

May 23, 2016

According to an article in the Journal of Family Psychology, a study examining father involvement found that father-child contact was associated with better socio-emotional and academic functioning. The results indicated that children with more involved fathers experienced fewer behavioral problems and scored higher on reading achievement. In recognition of the important role fathers’ play in […]

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Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt Awards Over $10,000 in Scholarships to Area Birmingham

May 20, 2016

Scholarships are often a lifeline toward continual accomplishments to many students who aspire to further their education. According to 2010 Trends in College Pricing report by College Board, since the year 2000 public four-year tuition and fees have increased more than 5 percent annually above inflation. Tuition at public two-year colleges and private four-year colleges […]

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City Leaders Join Mayor Bell and Officers to Recognize National Police Week

May 16, 2016

Their service and commitment to our city is something that we are thankful for everyday, but this week the city of Birmingham is joining the nation to honor those who work day in and day out to keep our communities safe. As they tackle the injustices of random crime, purposeful intimidation of threats and simple […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Birmingham Through Vulcan’s Eyes!

May 12, 2016

Red Mountain Park now has a clear vision on what’s in store for the city of Birmingham thanks to their newest attraction. Red Mountain Park recently unveiled the Schaeffer Spectacles, a sculpture sponsored by Schaeffer Eye Center.  The steam punk safety glasses was created to reflect the history of Vulcan. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing […]

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Bush Garden Green Space is Set to Debut in District 8

February 5, 2016

More communities are building green spaces within their landscaping, and for good reason. Studies show that using green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air all while providing shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and they even reduce erosion of soil that can often seep into our […]

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Birmingham City Council’s “Nine Acts of Kindness” Continues With District 8

November 24, 2015

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project continues this time with a visit to Central Park Elementary School in District 8.  Through the “Nine Acts of Kindness” campaign, each Councilor is donating much needed school supplies to each school in their district to show our appreciation for our students and teachers as we pause to reflect […]

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9th Annual Party With A Purpose Shows That Rain, Sleet, or Snow The Community Is Committed to This Purpose

October 5, 2015

Constituents are often lauded for their dedication when participating in special community events. This weekend Councilor Steven Hoyt was able to experience that dedication as citizens came out in droves in despite the rain to help kick-off the 9th Annual Party With A Purpose Event at Ensley Park. Councilor Hoyt said he was very pleased […]

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9th Annual Party With a Purpose a Success

October 5, 2015

Violence doesn’t stop just because it is raining, and it didn’t keep District 8 from combating it either. The 9th Annual Party With a Purpose brought people together from all over the Southeast. And despite some rain, the music, free food and fun celebrated this community’s commitment to reducing violence. While this was another successful […]

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Party With a Purpose to Combat Violence

October 1, 2015

The 9th Annual “Party With a Purpose” is this Saturday Oct. 3rd from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ensley Park. Formed in partnership with Anthony Marino of Marino’s Grocery and a ton of community partners, this special event offers an example of an intentional “purpose” to stop violence. Over the years, Councilor Steven Hoyt […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt Celebrates the Evolving Progress in the City of Birmingham and Urges the Media to Show Balanced Reporting

September 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE                       Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL- Councilor Steven Hoyt believes the only way to continue to build Birmingham and promote the value of its rich southern amenities is through collaborative efforts with the media. In celebrating the consistent progress and development happening […]

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Marino’s grocery store expansion surges economic development in District 8 while addressing food desert concerns

September 14, 2015

District 8 houses some of Birmingham’s most valuable treasures of economic development. From the world renown Birmingham Crossplex sports facility to the bustling energy of diverse restaurants that touts Birmingham’s most robust cuisines, Birmingham’s west side is without a doubt scheduled for a comeback and business owners are taking notice. In the eyes of life-long […]

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District 8 “Man-Up Breakfast” inspires young men to love & preserve family values

July 9, 2015

Food, fellowship and family were key elements for the 4th annual  Man-up breakfast. District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt believes a father or male figure can make all the difference in a young man’s life. Love, preserving family values and bridging the gap with law enforcement were part of the discussion this year.  

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