Press Releases & News Stories

Mayor’s Office Partners with ATF, BPD and Crime Stoppers to Keep Guns out of Schools

August 15, 2017

  Contact: April Odom Mayor’s Office Partners with ATF, BPD and Crime Stoppers to Keep Guns out of Schools The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Birmingham Police Department, Mayor’s Office and Crime Stoppers Metro Alabama today announced a new Gun Deterrent Initiative designed to keep illegal guns out of our schools. ATF […]

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Mayor Bell and the City of Birmingham Joining the Fight to Stop the Flood of Opioids

August 14, 2017

Contact: April Odom Mayor’s Office of Public Information   BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2017 – Mayor William Bell announced today that the City of Birmingham is joining other cities across the country in fighting the prescription opioid epidemic by filing suit against the companies responsible for dumping millions of dollars’ worth of prescription opioids into […]

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$25 Million Redevelopment of Ensley to Compliment $40 Million Ramsay McCormack Public Safety Complex

August 3, 2017

Media Advisory Contact: April Odom $25 Million Redevelopment of Ensley to Compliment $40 Million Ramsay McCormack Public Safety Complex WHAT:​​Tour of Downtown Ensley Development Site WHEN:​Wednesday, August 2nd at 4:30 p.m. WHERE: ​​1721 Avenue E (corner of 18th Street and Avenue E) ​WHO:​​Mayor William Bell/ Bethel-Ensley Action Task, Inc (BEAT), Walter Hood  Mayor William Bell and representatives from Bethel-Ensley […]

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Children’s of Alabama to Construct New Southside Office Building/Parking Deck

July 27, 2017

BIRMINGHAM (July 27, 2017) — Children’s of Alabama will begin construction of a parking deck and office building on the 1600 block of 4th Avenue South in August. Children’s Board of Trustees today approved the construction of a 12-story parking deck that will provide 1,500 parking spaces and will be located between 16th and 17th […]

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Mayor Announces Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods

July 17, 2017

Media Advisory Contact: April Odom Mayor Announces Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods BIRMINGHAM, AL – Mayor William Bell today announced the establishment of the Birmingham Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods to recommend regulatory policy changes to mitigate the negative impacts of gentrification. The Taskforce will be comprised of a […]

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