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Hazardous material restrictions during World Games

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), under a directive from the U.S. Secret Service and Birmingham Police Department, will restrict all hazardous material cargo shipments identified by placard and/or shipping papers on I-59/20 through Downtown Birmingham during The World Games being held July 7-17, 2022. Visit birminghamal.gov/bhamready for more information.
Birmingham, Alabama

The City of Birmingham’s 2023 budget has been approved

Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin’s $517 million proposed budget for 2023 was approved today by the Birmingham City Council. “I am thankful to the council for their support,” said Mayor Woodfin. “Our residents, our young people, our businesses and our city staff are the beneficiaries of this innovative city budget. Together, we will strengthen our city and position it for the future.”
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Cooling shelter to open during the World Games 2022

Birmingham, AL – As the World Games 2022 converges upon Birmingham and establishes secure perimeters and security check points downtown, the City of Birmingham is joining with our area partners in offering an option of respite for our homeless citizens. A cooling shelter will open for all who choose to access it from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily from July 7-17 at the Eighth Avenue Fitness Center, located at 421 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., across from Parker High School. Sleeping cots, cool water and snacks will be provided.
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Mayor Woodfin, Mastercard and BBRC Announce New Campaign to Support Black Owned Businesses During World Games

Birmingham, AL – Today, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin joined representatives from Mastercard and the Birmingham Business Resource Center (BBRC) to announce a new campaign to support local Black-owned businesses during this year’s World Games. Mayor Woodfin was also joined by LaToya Jolly of “Jolly Cakes,” a local Black-owned business participating in the campaign.
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City of Birmingham to open cooling station

Birmingham, AL – As the heat advisory for our area continues, the City of Birmingham will again open a cooling station to the public today, Wednesday, June 15, at the Boutwell Auditorium, located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard. Those needing cool shelter can come to the lower level from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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City of Birmingham to open cooling station

Birmingham, AL – The City of Birmingham will again open a cooling station to the public today, Tuesday, June 14, at the Boutwell Auditorium, located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard. Those needing cool shelter can come to the lower level from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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City of Birmingham to open cooling station

Birmingham, AL – In response to today’s heat advisory, the City of Birmingham will open a cooling station to the public on Monday, June 13 at the Boutwell Auditorium, located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard. Those needing cool shelter can come to the lower level from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Scott Thurmond named Birmingham Chief of Police

Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has appointed Scott Thurmond as the chief of the Birmingham Police Department. Thurmond has served as the interim chief since January. His appointment is effective June 24. “Since day one, Chief Thurmond has demonstrated that he is a compassionate leader and...
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The City of Birmingham’s response to recent the recent 2020 Decennial Census data for Birmingham

“No one likes to see population decline, especially because of unprecedented deaths related to Covid,” says Birmingham Mayor Randall L Woodfin. “However, after decades of sharper population decline, I am proud of Birmingham’s job growth and I am optimistic about the population growth we anticipate over the next decade. I am committed to neighborhood revitalization that ensures current residents can attain high quality of life while also attracting new residents to support new jobs.”
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Fans Going to The World Games 2022 Can ‘Ride the Line’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA – A fleet of shuttles will be deployed to efficiently and safely transport spectators to and from The World Games 2022 events. The shuttles – which will transport riders at no-cost – are part of the transportation plan called “Ride the Line” that officials from The World Games 2022, the City of Birmingham and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) announced today. The World Games 2022 will take place July 7 – 17.
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The City of Birmingham to host neighborhood rally

Birmingham, AL – Birmingham residents are invited to enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and resources at the 99 Neighborhoods Rally on Sunday, May 15 from 2-5 p.m. The free event will take place at Railroad Park located at 1600 1st Ave. South. The goal is to connect City of Birmingham residents to the World Games.
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The City of Birmingham to host HBCU SpringComing festival

Birmingham, AL – After seven years of celebrating the legacy and experiences of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the New York-based HBCU SpringComing festival is coming to Birmingham. This annual, weeklong fest celebrates the HBCU experience through events, scholarships, panels, and service activities and will do so for its first time ever in the South May 27-29, 2022. The Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity is the event’s host.
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Bus lane striping to begin on Monday, parking restricted

Birmingham, AL – On Monday, May 2 (or Tuesday in the event of inclement weather), the City of Birmingham will begin striping dedicated bus lanes in the UAB Medical District along 5th Avenue South and 18th Street North and South. This project is part of the preparation for the new Birmingham Xpress Bus Rapid Transit Project.
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Safety a No. 1 priority for upcoming World Games 2022

Birmingham, AL – When The World Games 2022 comes to Birmingham July 7-17, 2022, there will be unprecedented security, said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. The Department of Homeland Security has ranked the event with a Special Events Assessment Rating (SEAR) of Level 1. This means it has national and/or international importance that requires extensive federal interagency support.
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