Supporting Birmingham’s Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Birmingham’s small businesses drive our local economy. Minority and women-owned businesses are fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs nationally and locally, and the City has to do more to support our minority and women-owned businesses.

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Investing in Birmingham's Children

The Mayor has a vital role to play investing in our children and our families and supporting Birmingham Public Schools.  As former President of the Birmingham Board of Education, I know firsthand that the responsibility for supporting our students should not be left solely to the Board of Education and our schools.

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Investing in Birmingham’s Transportation Infrastructure

Birmingham needs a balanced transportation system that not only moves cars but that also provides viable transit options for Birmingham residents and encourages walkability and bikeability.  

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An Opportunity Agenda for Birmingham Residents and Businesses

Over $1 billion was invested in Birmingham’s regional economy in 2015, but the region’s prosperity has not trickled down to many of our neighborhoods and small businesses creating two Birminghams: 

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Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods

Birmingham needs a Mayor for every neighborhood – not just Downtown.  While Downtown has thrived, the last few years for Birmingham’s other 98 neighborhoods have been characterized by blight, overgrown lots, abandoned properties, and crime.  

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Making Neighborhoods Safe and Secure

No city can thrive when citizens do not feel safe in their homes, at work, or in too many of our communities. Under Mayor Bell, Birmingham has been designated one of America’s most dangerous cities. With 104 homicides, 2016 was one of the most violent years in Birmingham’s recent history. — the first time that number has exceeded 100 in more than a decade.

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Restoring Pride and Trust in City Hall

Birmingham deserves a City Hall that they can trust will always put them first.  The last few years have unfortunately been dominated by infighting between the City Council and the Mayor’s Office with long-standing concerns from citizens and the press regarding the openness of City Hall.   

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An Inclusive Birmingham for all Residents

Birmingham is the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, and our City should be a national leader in ensuring that every citizen -- no matter their race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender identification -- sees City Hall as an ally.  

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