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Mayor Reed Gives City Officials Time Off to Vote

Mayor Reed announced on Thursday Sept. 24th that he is giving city officials paid time off to vote in this year’s election. From now until October 29th, city employees will have one hour of paid time off to request an absentee ballot and will have two hours of paid time off to vote in person on November 3rd. “I cannot…

With Face Mask Order in Place, Mayor Steven Reed Lifts Coronavirus Curfew

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has announced that with his executive order on face masks now in place, the city curfew is being lifted, effective immediately. The nightly 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew had been in effect since March 27. In a statement released today, Mayor Reed said: “Our goal from the outset of the pandemic has been to do…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks to be Worn in Public

Mayor Steven Reed issued an Executive Order requiring face masks to be worn at all time in public. This announcements comes in wake of Tuesday night’s city council meeting. During the meeting,  city council members voted down a proposed ordinance requiring face masks to be worn. Council member C.C. Calhoun proposed requiring masks for public gatherings of 25 people or…

Montgomery City Council Rejects Face Mask Proposal

Montgomery County leads the state in the number of coronavirus cases. Despite that, Montgomery City Council has voted down a proposed ordinance involving face masks. Several doctors and others had spoken at the council meeting in support of the idea, but it failed by a vote of 4 to 4. Council member C.C. Calhoun had proposed requiring masks for public…

Montgomery Mayor, Police Chief to Review Policing Policies

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has released a statement to say that he and Police Chief Ernest Finley will be reviewing policing practices. Nationally, there have been cries for police reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reed and Finley say the Montgomery Police Department will join the…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Addresses City about Nationwide Unrest

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed spoke to the city tonight in an address we aired live on Alabama News Network. He spoke about the nationwide protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota a week ago. Reed told residents, “If you can stay at home the next few night, stay at home for the…

As COVID-19 Cases Rise Montgomery Considers Making Face Masks a Requirement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery could become the latest city in Alabama to require the wearing of face masks in public as the city continues to cope with the rising COVID-19 cases. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said Friday that the proposal may be brought to the city council as soon as Tuesday. Birmingham currently has an ordinance requiring face masks…

Alabama News Network Special: Reed Makes History

Alabama News Network has produced a special on the historic election of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. This year, he became the city’s first black mayor in Montgomery’s 200-year history. While he’s a new face in the mayor’s office, Reed was born and raised in Montgomery. He was born at St. Margaret’s Hospital and attended Forest Avenue Elementary School, Vaughn Road…