On Tuesday, August 11, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve a “Shared Spaces Permit” ordinance that will allow restaurants to expand their seating to sidewalks and parking spaces in order to comply with social distancing requirements.Continue reading “New “Shared Space Permit” allows restaurants to expand services to sidewalk due to COVID-19″
At its weekly meeting, the Birmingham City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to amend the city’s code to prevent animals from being inhumanely tethered.Continue reading “Birmingham approves ordinance to prevent inhumane tethering of animals”
Update: The Birmingham City Council passed the dog tethering ordinance unanimously.
The Birmingham City Council is considering at its Tuesday, July 21st meeting, a proposal that would amend the city’s code to prevent animals from being inhumanely tethered.Continue reading “Birmingham City Council considers ordinance that prevents inhumane treatment of animals”
Here is a piece of Birmingham history trivia. When was the first curbside recycling program launched in the Magic City?
Birmingham’s Clairmont Avenue Trail in the Crestwood South Neighborhood officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting, speeches by local leaders and music by the Crestwood Community Band.
Earlier this week, former Birmingham Board of Education President Wardine Alexander was appointed to fill the District 7 Birmingham City Council seat vacated by Jay Roberson in September. After Alexander’s approval, Birmingham City Councilor William Parker was voted in to take the reins as President Pro Tempore on the city council.
A new operating budget for 2019 is in the works for Birmingham as Mayor Randall Woodfin presents his plan to the city council today, May 1. Continue reading “Birmingham Mayor, Randall Woodfin outlines new operating budget for 2019”
What is bill SB384? It passed on March 26, and Governor Kay Ivey signed it. This bill simply allowed the Birmingham City Council to determine whether or not to allow on-premise alcohol sales in Birmingham starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
If you live in Birmingham, you’re no stranger to the woes and expletives caused by Hwy. 280. The City of Birmingham and ALDOT have officially teamed up in an effort to improve the I-459/Hwy. 280 Interchange. Continue reading “Birmingham City Countil approves big changes to the I-459 and Hwy. 280 interchange”
Continuing a tradition that started in the late 1940s, Birmingham held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony last night. At around 5:30pm, the mayor pulled the switch that unveiled a beautiful sparkling 35 foot tree at Linn Park in front of several hundred people, including the city council and most importantly Santa Claus.
Red Mountain Park (RMP)is a natural and historical Birmingham treasure.
With a little over a month away until Birmingham’s municipal elections, public engagement is finally starting to ramp up. This is good, people! Let’s get to know a District 8 candidate today.
Adlai M. Trone wants to focus on neighborhood neglect, economic opportunities and crime.
It’s time to start paying attention to municipal election candidates, Birmingham! City council, school board and mayoral candidates will be able to officially qualify for the election beginning this Friday, June 23. Qualifying will last for two weeks, and the election will be held on August 22.
Today, let’s get to know more about Charles Ball. He’s running in District 5.
You’ll want to mark this on your calendar. Alabama passed a law to change the school sales tax holiday, so tomorrow Birmingham will review its own tax holiday law. Continue reading “Birmingham tax holiday date to change”
Ever since Avondale Brewery opened, Birmingham has really sprung back – our city even plays host to a blog celebrating this, Comeback Town! As more and more people find that they want to live in our city, it’s important to ask the question, “how much will our cost of living increase?” Thanks to a rezoning effort in north Birmingham, housing could stay affordable, and our community could grow even more! Continue reading “North Birmingham wants you back!”