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Category: Mayor Tommy Battle

Huntsville Approves Agreement to bring in 5G Technology

Decision allows City to usher in next wave of high-speed connectivity Huntsville residents are one step closer to realizing some of the fastest mobile network speeds in the country, thanks to City Council’s decision to approve a wireless rights of way use agreement with Uniti Fiber. The agreement [more]

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The Mastering of a Music City – Oct. 3 Open Forum

The City of Huntsville is making progress in its nine-month Music Audit. The goal is to develop a blueprint for the community to design a music-rich ecosystem that will support songwriters and performers, venues and listeners. “Great music doesn’t just happen,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on United Launch Alliance Contract Announcement

Mayor Tommy Battle congratulates United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin on ULA’s selection of Blue Origin to build the advanced booster engine for the Vulcan Centaur rocket system. “Congratulations to United Launch Alliance and to Blue Origin! After a lengthy due diligence period by ULA, today’s [more]

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RAIN CANCELLATION: Healthy Huntsville and Furry Friends Take a Hike in the Huntsville Botanical Garden

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville are excited to kick-off the fall with a walk around the Huntsville Botanical Garden on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.  This walk is a partnership with the Garden’s “Fidos After [more]

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National Complete Streets Coalition selects Huntsville to join the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy

Huntsville’s work to make streets safer and the region more livable and equitable has now won the city a competitive national award.  The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, announced Tuesday that the cities of Huntsville, AL, Durham, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2019 Budget to City Council

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 to City Council at the Sept. 13, regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced $254.4 million budget, which includes $209.7 million in general fund operations and $144.5 million in capital projects. The general fund, [more]

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Last Chance! Complete the Huntsville Music City Survey by Sept. 10

There are just a few days left to participate in Huntsville’s Music Ecosystem survey. Your feedback is important in helping the City to develop its first Music Audit and Strategy to assess Huntsville’s music ecology, evaluate the economic and social impact of the local music [more]

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Huntsville Launches Neighborhood Resource Center Pilot Program

Residence on Sonya Drive will become a positive force for community good The City of Huntsville is piloting a neighborhood program to provide enhanced community policing and city support. The Neighborhood Resource Center will be housed in a residence staffed by Huntsville police who will help [more]

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Intern Retrospectives: How I spent a summer vacation in City Hall

Each year the City of Huntsville offers summer internships to college students with an interest in career building or with a strong desire to experience municipal government. The selection process is competitive, and students chosen for the positions work for 10 weeks, eight hours a [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on Huntsville Police Office Arrest

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement on today’s arrest of Officer William Darby with regard to the officer-involved shooting on Deramus Avenue in April. “Suicide is a tragedy and has become all too prevalent in our society. It impacts our friends and families, our workplace, and [more]

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