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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Proposes $50 Million in City Improvements

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed hopes the city council will go along with his plan to bring an estimated $50 million in capital improvements to the city. He announced the plan at a news conference Monday. Some of the improvements Mayor Reed wants include building a new fire station at Court Street and West Fairview Avenue, improving community centers and buying…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Announces Plans to Honor Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has announced in a video that the City of Montgomery is working with the family of Claudette Colvin to honor her legacy as someone who challenged Montgomery’s segregated buses in the 1950s. Reed says more will be announced in the coming weeks. Colvin was a teenager when she was arrested on…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Issues Statement Regarding Possible Protests

As Alabama News Network has reported, local, state and federal officials nationwide are preparing themselves for possible armed protests related to the impeachment of President Trump and the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as president. The FBI has warned of protests in Washington and all 50 state capital cities. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed released the following statement regarding the City…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Plans Changing in Montgomery Due to COVID-19

The City of Montgomery has announced that its plans to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be changing this year in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The national holiday honoring Dr. King is Monday, January 18. “As rising COVID-19 rates threaten our overall health and safety, we must take precautions and…

Mayor Steven Reed Wants to Rename Montgomery Street in Honor of Fred Gray

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed wants to rename a Montgomery street in honor of noted civil rights attorney Fred Gray. Reed made the proposal at Monday night’s Montgomery City Council meeting. Reed wants to rename West Jeff Davis Avenue, which is the street where Gray grew up, to Fred D. Gray Avenue. Gray represented Rosa Parks in the 1955 Montgomery Bus…

Montgomery Mayor, Police Chief Address Violent Crime

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed addressing reporters as Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley stands behind him. – Alabama News Network Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed held a news conference this morning to address violent crime in the city. Alabama News Network aired the news conference live. So far, Montgomery has recorded 57 homicides this year. That…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Looks Back at His First Year in Office

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed took time to sit down with Alabama News Network for a one-on-one interview as he celebrates one year in office. What a year it has been. The mayor has had to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on the local economy and the uptick in shootings across the city this year. But there have…

2022 Tucson to be Built at Hyundai Plant in Montgomery

Photo from Hyundai   Hyundai announced Monday morning that the all-new 2022 Tucson will be built in Montgomery. Officials said the car manufacturer is expanding the number of models in the U.S. and the Tucson will start production at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plant starting in 2021. HMMA, which started vehicle production in May 2005, is Hyundai’s only…

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…