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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says school tax vote was city’s ‘most crucial’ in decades

DEC 1, 2020

Thirteen months after Montgomery voters elected Steven Reed mayor, they went to the polls for another decision Reed said means more for the city’s future.

On Nov. 3, they approved a referendum to raise their property taxes to support Montgomery Public Schools.

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Mayor Steven Reed: Montgomery’s resounding resolve ‘inspires me daily’

Nov 25, 2020

This week, our city, like others large and small across the United States, will re-imagine the celebration of Thanksgiving.

The time-honored, fall tradition of feast and family will be vastly different than previous observances. Although Thanksgiving amid a pandemic can seem paradoxical, especially as many of our neighbors and friends are hurting, the gift of true gratitude comes only when we find new perspective. I, for one, have never been more thankful.

 

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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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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.