Tuscaloosa has grown over recent years, and the city is giving residents the opportunity to help decide what Tuscaloosa’s future will be. 

The City of Tuscaloosa, along with the Alabama Power Service Organization and the Alabama Forestry Commission, are teaming up to give away thousands of tree seedlings next week.

Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service partnered with the University of Alabama’s University Medical Center to develop ACTION, a program that responds to the less critical needs of the community and reduces costly hospital emergency room transports and care.

ACTION, which stands for Appropriate Care and Treatment In Our Neighborhoods, places nurse practitioners and physician assistants, social workers and behavioral health providers in appropriate response vehicles to treat 911 callers’ medical needs at the scene.

The City of Tuscaloosa will host a “tech-or-treat” event on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center, located at 2614 University Blvd East.

The City of Tuscaloosa will again host the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels on April 14 and 15, 2018. Online ticket sales will begin this Sunday, Oct. 1, with reduced pricing options for early purchases. Ticket prices increase Nov. 1.

This will mark the Blue Angels’ fifth performance at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport since 2009.

Now that the holidays are over, residents who wish to recycle their Christmas trees can do so. The city of Tuscaloosa is accepting and recycling live Christmas trees through Sunday, Jan. 15.

During the free drop-off event, citizens and businesses can drop off live Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands to be recycled. The drop-off will be located at the city’s Environmental Services Department facility (3340 Kauloosa Ave).


The Tuscaloosa City Council meets regularly every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 2201 University Boulevard. Council committees meet Tuesday afternoons beginning at 1:30 p.m. in various conference rooms in City Hall. Occasionally, special meetings are also called and these agendas are posted separately.

The City of Tuscaloosa’s 311 non-emergency call center will open two hours prior to kickoff for all University of Alabama home football games.

Starting this Saturday for Alabama’s game against Western Kentucky, the call center will open at 12:30 p.m. and will close at the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

The University of Alabama Quad is the place to be on Wednesday, April 6, as Tuscaloosa residents get moving to commemorate the annual American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.

UA is hosting the National Walking Day event on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Quad, in hopes that it will encourage students, staff and all Tuscaloosa residents to take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. This event is free and open to the public.

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.

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