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Mobile Momentum: May 9

May 9th, 2019

Posted in: Parks and RecreationSpecial EventsMayor

Mobile Momentum: The latest news & updates from your city government, delivered straight to your inbox.

The Mobile momentum is real. That's why we are making new strides to keep you up-to-date on all the exciting things going on in our great city! In this newsletter you'll find updates on initiatives, highlighted recent and upcoming events, and a look at what's ahead. We're thrilled to have you along for the ride.

News & Updates

Mayor Stimpson seeks citywide 2.5% cost-of-living raise

Resolution 09-444, which amends the budget to enable the raise, was introduced on the City Council’s agenda this week. If approved by City Council, the raise will be implemented effective May 25th, and most employees will see the increase on their June 14 pay statement.

“This raise is made possible by our staff’s continued hard work, strong fiscal management by our department heads and the positive economic growth of the City of Mobile,” says Mayor Stimpson.

Watch: Mayor Stimpson's message addressing the city-wide raise

Mobile Police Department receives new bikes for downtown precinct

Through their fundraising efforts, the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation was able to raise more than $11,000 to purchase new bikes for Mobile Police Department's Central Precinct.

Thank you to all of the Downtown businesses that donated funds to ensure the continued safety of Mobile!

Watch the Press Conference

Mayor Stimpson speaks to local leaders

As part of his Community Conversations series, Mayor Stimpson spoke this week with Mobile Bay Monthly's recent "40 Under 40" honorees. He gave an exclusive update on the city's bold vision and Mobile's progress to becoming the safest, most business and family-friendly city in America.

View the Facebook Post

Get Involved

Share your voice with MPD's citizen satisfaction survey

All citizens are invited to participate in Mobile Police Department's citizen satisfaction survey, which provides MPD with valuable and actionable insight into your day-to-day safety needs and priorities.

Take the survey by clicking here!

Coming Soon: Mobile Parks and Recreation's Summer Program Book!

This Monday, keep an eye out for the launch of the new Mobile Parks and Recreation Summer Guide 2019! Full of fun activities for adults and children alike, there is something for everyone this summer.

Make sure you're following the City of Mobile and Mobile Parks and Recreation pages on Facebook to get the latest updates!

Mark Your Calendars: July 4th Celebration at Cooper Riverside Park!

This year's Independence Day celebrations will take place at Cooper-Riverside Park downtown, complete with live music, outdoor family fun, and more. The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band will play at 7pm, and fireworks will begin at 9pm sharp!

Upcoming Featured Events

Art Walk is this Friday!

Come celebrate the arts and enjoy all that downtown has to offer with this month's LoDa Art Walk!

Friday, May 10 | 6-9pm

Cathedral Square - 300 Conti St.

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Visit Market in the Park

Enjoy live musical performances, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, and locally grown and harvested produce and goods.

Saturday, May 11 | 7:30am-12pm

Cathedral Square - 300 Conti St.

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Celebrate Mobile's waterways at Creek Fest

The fifth annual Creek Fest will celebrate Mobile's first source of drinking water, Three Mile Creek, and will feature a cane-pole fishing tournament, free rides from the kayak/canoe launch, and more!

Saturday, May 11 | 10am-2pm

Tricentennial Park - 2121 Lake Dr.

More Info

To see the full calendar of events listed on the City of Mobile website, visit our calendar of events page here.

If you would like to have your event listed on the City of Mobile website calendar, submit your event for consideration here.