The City of Tuscaloosa is in the midst of uncharted territory. The unprecedented challenge brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of life in our community. The Elevate Tuscaloosa team is working to navigate this tremendous challenge in the best possible way for our City’s future.
In accordance with CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health Recommendations, in-person Elevate meetings are currently postponed. All meetings will be held in a virtual format through Zoom during this time.
Meeting agendas, materials, and synopses will continue to be posted here when available.
Though most existing Elevate projects and initiatives will continue to progress with minimal impact, the Mayor has recommended changes to some timelines. The status of each project has been assigned a green, yellow, or red light at this time. Green light projects will move ahead as planned with little or no delay. Yellow light projects will proceed with their study phase. Red light projects will pause.
See the project status document presented by the Mayor to the City Council on April 28.
In an effort to direct Elevate funds to areas where they are needed the most, the Mayor proposed the Restart Tuscaloosa plan, which will invest $15 million of Elevate funds over 3 years, as well as federal grants, towards regaining economic ground lost during the COVID-19 crisis.
The City Council voted to approve Restart Tuscaloosa during the May 12 City Council meeting.
You may view the page for Restart Tuscaloosa here.