Bham COVID-19 Update: City passes economic stimulus plan, Bham Strong, BBA resources + more

United Way of Central Alabama’s Drew Langloh speaking at COVID – 19 news conference on March 13, 2020, discussing the Meals on Wheels program. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In response to the nationwide coronavirus crisis that has swept Birmingham and the nation, Bham Now is working to help all of us get through this together.

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Know someone with a previous marijuana conviction? Here’s how they can get a second chance in Birmingham

Randall Woodfin announcing Pardons for Peace
Mayor Randall Woodfin announces Pardons for Progress to the press. Photo via Pat Byington for BhamNow

Do you know someone with a previous marijuana conviction? (Asking for a friend). Be sure to share this news with them. The City of Birmingham announced today, Monday, Nov. 25, that they are ready to offer a second chance for those with a single marijuana conviction. Read on to find out more about Mayor Woodfin’s Pardons for Progress and how your friend can use it.

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Restoration of Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston Motel, a “sacred” civil rights landmark, is underway

A.G. Gaston Motel
Odessa Woolfolk speaking at the announcement of the restoration of A.G. Gaston Hotel. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Today, the city of Birmingham announced it is restoring one of the civil rights movement’s most treasured landmarks – the A.G. Gaston Motel.

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It’s totally OK that Mayor Woodfin tweets, Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor, Randall Woodfin
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin visits with enthusiastic constituents, via Twitter

Yes, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin tweeted to Delta Air Lines this week and somehow made national headlines.

Now, let’s get fired up about some other current, civic-related news, like bike lanes for everyone and technical classes for high schoolers.

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For Birmingham to thrive, Woodfin says it’s all about education and economic development

You’ve heard Mayor-elect Woodfin throw around these terms this election year: education and economic development.

What does Birmingham’s new mayor have in mind?

Randall Woodfin, Mayor, Elect, Birmingham, Alabama, Committee, Press Conference
Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin with children from the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, via Facebook

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Before taking office, Woodfin organizes Birmingham community via committees

At his most-recent press conference on Monday, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin chose local movers and shakers to head citizen-led committees that address “city services.”

Bold move or pomp and circumstance? Only time will tell.

Ed Fields, General Chalres Krulak, Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin and Bobbie Knight, Birmingham, Alabama, transition, committee
Ed Fields, General Chalres Krulak, Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin and Bobbie Knight, via randallwoodfin.com

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