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Helping MPS improve is the key to unlocking Montgomery’s full potential

Oct 21, 2020

Flipping your ballot over on Nov. 3 to vote for Montgomery Public Schools is a vote to improve student achievement.

This simple action of voting for MPS will help the school system buy new textbooks, provide additional technology such as iPads and Chromebooks for students, and help increase the number of academic opportunities MPS can offer families—such as Alabama’s First Class Pre-K, art, music, AP, and career tech classes.

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More than a building, a reinvestment in community centers could impact entire neighborhoods

Oct 16, 2020

Kenyatte Hassel grew up in the Sheridan Heights and Chisholm community centers. He was raised an athlete, spending countless hours on the football field, the wrestling mats and the track.

Community centers provided him with a gym and an outlet — keeping him occupied whenever he was out of school. He learned how to swim in those centers. He remembers when family reunions, baby and bridal showers filled them with noise each weekend.

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City of Montgomery OKs $750,000 for recycling center, approves budget

Sep 15, 2020

The Montgomery City Council unanimously approved a more than $242 million budget Tuesday after several late amendments, including a $750,000 allocation to buoy the city’s struggling recycling center.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed proposed a fiscal year 2021 budget last month that was 6.7% lower than the current budget but avoided layoffs, furloughs, higher health insurance rates or holiday pay cuts to city workers. The city leaned on previous cuts and a higher-than-expected sales tax collections to avoid deeper cutbacks despite the pandemic.

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The New Southern Strategy

Sep 2, 2020

Reed has seen the coronavirus tear through his city faster than anywhere else in the state. The hospitals have run out of beds; medical professionals are pleading for help. If Reed had had his way, he would have issued a stay-at-home order to stamp this out, but he’s limited by the state constitution, which grants the necessary authority only to the governor. So, on June 16, he is standing before eight city-council members with a simple plea: Require everyone to wear a mask.

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Montgomery mayor joins Oscar winner as Black TV award presenter

Aug 23, 2020

Two public figures of Montgomery teamed up – virtually – to honor one of TV and film’s most highly acclaimed stars.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and actress Octavia Spencer were copresenters at this year’s TV awards from the African American Film Critics Association.

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Montgomery mayor Steven Reed proposes 2021 budget with no layoffs, despite pandemic

Aug 19, 2020

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said a 10% across-the-board cut to city budgets this spring and higher-than-expected local sales tax collections — boosted by federal stimulus checks — helped the city avoid major layoffs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So on Tuesday he presented the Montgomery City Council with a budget plan for fiscal year 2021 that’s 6.7% lower than the current year but doesn’t include layoffs, furloughs, higher health insurance rates or cuts to holiday pay for city workers.

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Steven Reed is an accomplished public servant and leader. As Probate Judge, he’s expanded access to representation, improved facilities, and modernized the office to better serve the community.

His contribution toward the creation of the Alabama Healthy Minds Network has helped hundreds of people get the treatment and services they need instead of spending time in jail. He has made drastic improvements to mental health services and has resolved issues in his administration. In addition, Steven correctly stood up for the rule of law in our legal challenge to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over marriage equality.

Steven Reed is an accomplished public servant and leader. As Probate Judge, he’s expanded access to representation, improved facilities, and modernized the office to better serve the community.

His contribution toward the creation of the Alabama Healthy Minds Network has helped hundreds of people get the treatment and services they need instead of spending time in jail. He has made drastic improvements to mental health services and has resolved issues in his administration. In addition, Steven correctly stood up for the rule of law in our legal challenge to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over marriage equality.