This past weekend, C-SPAN was in Montgomery, filming segments for its C-Span Cities Tour, which features the literary life and history of a specific city. Now, C-SPAN is visiting Tuscaloosa.
Mayor Maddox was set to host C-SPAN at Tuscaloosa’s historic The Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion on Monday morning. More will be revealed about the specific segments and stories covered. And mark your calendars, because Tuscaloosa’s C-SPAN Cities Tour segment is set to air April 16 and 17.
The Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday evening voted in favor of a resolution to establish an entertainment district in downtown Tuscaloosa – at least for one day.
The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, led by Gina Simpson, had requested that a formal Entertainment District be established on April 9 – coinciding with the Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF), which is scheduled for that day in Government Plaza.
Tuscaloosa residents who want to discuss plans and concerns with Mayor Walt Maddox will have several opportunities to do just that over the coming weeks and months. Maddox will hold two public meetings, Mayor’s Morning Out and Mayor’s Night Out, for City residents at local businesses.
In a continued effort to be open, efficient and effective, these meetings give Tuscaloosa residents an opportunity to discuss plans, ideas and concerns directly with the mayor. These come-and-go meetings will not include presentations.
If you’re looking for up-to-the-minute results from Alabama’s primary election, you’ll be able to get just that this year. Election night results will be available online, in real time, for the first time ever.
The Office of the Secretary of State is conducting a new project to collect and report results for Alabama’s primary election – one which will offer up results to everyone quickly, once the polls close. The election night results will be reported to the Secretary of State’s website at alabamavotes.gov.
The City of Tuscaloosa’s floodplain management planning committee will hold an informal public meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to discuss the floodplain management plan.
The goal of this meeting is to allow interested citizens, especially those subjected to flooding or living in the floodplain, to provide feedback on the floodplain management plan. Copies of the plan will be available for review and public comments will be accepted.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox continues his restructuring plan at City Hall. On Friday, Maddox announced that two longtime City employees will assume new positions.
Mayor Maddox has appointed Brendan Moore as the executive director of urban development and Tera Tubbs as the executive director of infrastructure and public services. Both will begin work in their new jobs on Monday, Feb. 15.
“Tera and Brendan are proven leaders for the City of Tuscaloosa,” Maddox said. “With their energy and expertise, they will help guide us in becoming the most innovative and effectively-managed city in the United States.”
Governor Bentley on Tuesday held his annual State of the State address launching his 2016 legislative agenda and strategic plan through 2019, when Alabama will celebrate its 200th birthday.
The strategic plan has a special focus on Alabama’s most rural and under-served areas, including some in West Alabama.
Alabama’s Primary Election is next month, and if you still need to register to vote, you can do that online now. Earlier this week, Secretary of State John Merrill announced the implementation of Electronic Voter Registration in the state.
Voters now have the ability to register via the Secretary of State’s website, alabamavotes.gov. Once their online registration has been completed, a paperless form is submitted electronically to the Boards of Registrars in their home county.
The City of Tuscaloosa will host a free Christmas tree recycling event starting Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 10.
During this free drop-off event, citizens and businesses can drop off live Christmas trees, live wreaths and live garlands in the designated area at the Curry Environmental Services facility located at 3440 Kauloosa Ave.
‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, and for finally revving up your holiday shopping. But as you’re making your list (and checking it twice), and running all over Tuscaloosa and Northport to make your purchases, remember: Scammers are out there, and they’d like nothing more than to take advantage of our spirit of giving.
With this in mind, Attorney General Luther Strange issued a reminder to everyone, including local residents.
“The best protection against scams and crimes of opportunity is not to be caught by surprise by scammers and thieves,” said Strange.