BW Listening: Young Voters Seek Transformative Leadership With a New Vision in Birmingham Elections

Gentrification, inequity, urban blight.
Disenchantment, nothing, renaissance.
Ignorance, opportunity, room to grow.

Those were quick descriptions of Birmingham offered by young city voters asked for a picture of their town. The group included professionals and entrepreneurs, an educator and a college student, an AmeriCorps member and community workers. Most were in their 20s and 30s, and they came from voting districts across the city.

BW Listening hosted the session Monday to hear what is important to them in the upcoming mayor and council elections. Read more.

Quality of Life Issues Dominate Discussion in Forest Park-South Avondale Neighborhood

Heavy trucks are breaking storm sewer covers. UAB is working on an affordable, sturdier design.

New street lights will soon be installed; you can ask for shades if they’re too bright.

What’s going on with the missing trash pickup? Why won’t Birmingham allow speed bumps to slow traffic? Crime is down a bit this month, and offenses reported are mostly property crimes.

Everyday quality of life items dominated discussion at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Forest Park-South Avondale Neighborhood Association.

The mellow tone was notable as an election season cranks up in Birmingham. Read more