Birmingham City Council

District 7

D7, I am asking for your vote on August 24! Collectively, we have worked to make District 7 a better place for all of us! We have new businesses moving into the District, we are tearing down abandoned homes, and we are cleaning up the District one street at a time! D7, I hear you, I see you, and I know we deserve more, and that is why I advocate every day at City Hall on OUR behalf! D7 is on the move!





What have we accomplished so far

  • Helping to rid the District of blight and dilapidated structures/homes (150+ demos).
  • Sponsored and participated in multiple neighborhood clean-ups.
  • Initiated “Love D7 Environment Day” and public education by hosting paper shredding and trash roll-offs in designated areas in the District.
  • Supported quality of life initiatives by sponsoring holiday giveaways to area residents and supporting neighborhood association projects ($20,000 discretionary support to planned revitalization of Germania Park).
  • Initiated monthly “D7 On the Move” webisodes to bring timely topics on area needs and interests to all residents.
  • Increased communication to citizens by regular attendance (95%) at monthly Neighborhood Association Meetings along with designated robocalls, mailouts, and D7 social media sites.
  • Enhanced communication and identified key District projects by hosting quarterly “Chat and Chews” with neighborhood leadership and quarterly “Coffee w/the Clergy” with District clergy and associates.
  • Supported workforce development efforts by distributing discretionary funding to the five area D7 schools and collaborating/collaborating with area businesses to support BCS projects.
  • Initiated community “ride-alongs“ with the mayor and his key administrators (BPD/DPW/Transportation) to bring awareness and plan solutions to quality of life issues (crime/trash/roads) that need attention in D7.
  • Collaborated with ALDOT and JeffCo to bring much-needed repaving to Jefferson Avenue between 40th and 31st Streets (projected completion by Q32021).

Leadership you can depend on!

$75,000 unum fellow

Councilor Alexander is working to create a pipeline for District 7 residents through her fellowship with UNUM. She will receive $75,000 to reinvest in the District. She is partnering with Lawson State and FedEx on this project to bring jobs to the District.
Unum Fellows’ first cohort includes a diverse set of Southern elected leaders, from rural mayors to suburban school board members to county commissioners and big-city mayors. This select group will embark on a year-long journey to address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within their communities. Uniquely positioned to redesign broken systems, they begin this signature program amidst a renewed national movement towards racial and economic justice.

Buffalo Rock and FedEx

Under Councilor Alexander’s leadership, nearly 300 jobs are coming to our area! The $40 M FedEx facility, which is expected to be completed this summer, is setting up shop in District 7 on Lakeshore Parkway! You may have seen the 300,000 square-foot facility on your daily commute. 

Another major expansion happening in our District, Buffalo Rock! The company announced a $75 M investment in new technologies and renovations! This project will bring an estimated 50 new jobs to our area well! Buffalo Rock has already purchased an 895,000-square-foot warehouse along with an office building also located on Lakeshore Parkway. “ I am so thrilled to have these two companies in District 7,” said Councilor Alexander. “Not only are they creating an economic boost, but they are creating employment opportunities for our residents.”

Roosevelt City Park

Improvements are on the way for Roosevelt City Park! Councilor Alexander awarded $25,000 of her discretionary funds to the Birmingham Parks and Recreation to ensure a safe and clean environment for residents. City crews will level the walking track and playground area. Crews will also install security cameras, replace picnic tables, and repair the women’s restroom this Spring. “I want all of District 7 to be a place where residents can live, work, and play,” said Councilor Alexander. “I am so happy that I was able to help in this capacity and provide funding for these much-needed improvements.”

Traffic Light

It was three years in the making, but well worth the wait! The District 7 Office is pleased to have a new traffic signal installed at the intersection of Wilson Road and Rutledge Avenue near Lawson State Community College. Grasselli Neighborhood Association President George Willson and other leaders joined the District 7 Office for a ceremony when the light began full operations earlier this year. This effort was made possible by the Birmingham Department of Transportation, Traffic and Engineering staff, Jefferson County, Alabama Power and the District 7 Office. Councilor Alexander is happy to have this extra level of safety for residents!

Clean it Up!

Councilor Alexander has hosted approximately 25 community clean-ups in our District! Through her web series D7 On The Move, Councilor is educating residents on the process behind bulk trash and debris pick-up. She has consulted the Department of Public Works on how to keep the District clean. Councilor Alexander has also initiated ride-alongs with the mayor and his key administration to bring awareness to areas that need attention. Councilor Alexander has been out in the community to listen to residents about their concerns. One major concern is blight. She is advocating to rid the District of eyesores and blighted properties. Councilor Alexander has spoken with the City Attorney to discuss programs the City offers which legally alleviates the community of blight. Under her administration, over 150 properties have been demolished. She gets it done!



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