Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has proposed a 1-cent increase in sales tax for a plan he calls “Elevate Tuscaloosa.”
If approved, Maddox’s proposal would bring the city’s sales tax up to 10 percent. Maddox said the 1-cent sales tax increase, which will occur over the next three decades, could generate as much a $250 million in funding for education, recreation, and transportation.
I hope that you have had a moment in recent weeks to review my plan to Elevate Tuscaloosa. I believe this is the most important proposal I have made in my 13 years serving as your mayor. We are in rapidly changing times as local and national forces are reshaping our economic landscape in Tuscaloosa. History demonstrates that it is in the good times that we must aspire to be great.
Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed the City’s current internal auditor, Carly Standridge to replace Mark Fields as city clerk, effective March 1.
Tuscaloosa has grown over recent years, and the city is giving residents the opportunity to help decide what Tuscaloosa’s future will be.
My recent campaign for governor allowed me the amazing opportunity to experience the deep faith and boundless optimism of the people of Alabama. Words cannot express my sincere appreciation to all of you who made this journey possible. I am honored to be an Alabamian and blessed to have met so many of you over the past 18 months. Although we did not win the race, it is important that we continue to keep faith – it is important that we continue to believe in the promise of a better Alabama.
The city of Tuscaloosa’s current City Clerk, Mark Fields, has been named the new chief human resources officer. Mayor Maddox named Field to the position, effective on Feb. 1.
Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed Susan Snowden as chief financial officer, which went into effect Dec. 15.
The city of Tuscaloosa marked its 199th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 13. To mark the date, the gazebo at Government Plaza was officially named Bicentennial Square. A host of officials were on hand for the dedication, including Mayor Walt Maddox, Tuscaloosa 200 co-chairs Tim Parker, Jr., Cathy Randall, and City Councilman Harrison Taylor, and City Council President Cynthia Almond.
The City of Tuscaloosa is looking for community members to participate in Framework, a city-wide initiative to update the city’s outdated Comprehensive Plan and zoning and development regulations.
The City of Tuscaloosa has won nine awards in the past year for its use of an online and social media presence.
“Our website and social media sites all reach different people in our community who come from different demographics and backgrounds,” said Deidre Stalnaker, Tuscaloosa’s Communications Director. “It is important for us to tailor what we say and do to the people we are reaching to meet them where they are and make communication easy.”