3 things to know about Birmingham’s updated master plan, including how you can get involved

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Do you have a vision for the downtown Birmingham area? If you missed the recent public-information sessions for the city’s updated master plan that’s underway, that’s OK! You can still share your input and participate in the planning process.

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$40 million in capital funding means money for these 8 Birmingham projects, including new stairs for the downtown library

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SamU’Elle Blackspeare speaks at Bards & Brews, at the Birmingham Public Library. Photo via Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham City Council recently approved $40 million in general obligation warrants and refinanced bonds, and that means there’s capital funding for several projects throughout the city, like new stairs for the central library downtown. More projects are getting a cut of the money, too.

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5 winners and losers in the City of Birmingham’s 2019 operating budget, including pot holes

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Your Pie Pizza Birmingham is located in Uptown, walking distance from the Westin Hotel and the BJCC. Photo via Your Pie

The City of Birmingham’s 2019 operating budget comes in at $436 million, with an increase of $8 million. Here’s what’s being funded and what’s being cut:

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Birmingham runoffs for mayor, city council and school board only one week away

On Tuesday, Birmingham voters head to the polls in a city-wide election runoff. Mayor, city council and school board seats are up for grabs.

Incumbent William Bell and former Birmingham School Board President Randall Woodfin will face each other in the race for Birmingham’s next mayor.

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August 22 is the day, Birmingham! District 4, meet candidate Mary Jean Baker LaMay.

She represents District 4, but Mary Jean Baker LaMay wants to improve opportunities for all of Birmingham’s 99 neighborhoods.

Her ideas include: GED courses, job training and computer labs at city facilities. Addressing poverty as a way to impact crime and unify Birmingham is also important to her.

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