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of Tuscaloosa is looking for community members to participate in Framework, a city-wide initiative to update the city’s outdated Comprehensive Plan and zoning and development regulations.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.”

The City of Tuscaloosa will allow citizens to bring their municipal court cases up to date without fear of arrest, jail time or additional fees. The amnesty program will take place 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays in October, November and December.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox presented his recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2019 operating budgets at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The budgets comprise the general fund and the water and sewer fund.

To engage citizens in the budget planning process, the City of Tuscaloosa invites community members to share their priorities online at Tuscaloosa.com/towardtomorrow.

As UA students finish summer school, and other return to campus for the fall, moving in and out results in a ton of garbage in Tuscaloosa. On Monday, July 30, the city of Tuscaloosa began offering longer customer service hours - and additional dumpsters to meet the increased demand.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department recently received a special award. On July 24, in the Tuscaloosa City Council Chambers, the Department of Defense Office of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented the Patriot Award to Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson.

The City of Tuscaloosa Urban Development Department will host an open house where the West Tuscaloosa consulting team will present findings and recommendations for the West Tuscaloosa study on May 17 at the McDonald Hughes Community Center, once at 11 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will speak to Chamber members at Tuesday’s Chamber in Session: State of the State event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Embassy Suites.

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