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Deadline for Transit Citizens Advisory Board applications is March 31

newmallbusThe Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (also known as MAX), has a transit citizens advisory board, and they’re looking for some committed individuals to apply.

While the application states the deadline would not be extended past its original deadline of January 16, the new cut-off is this coming Monday, March 31. The form is available via the authority’s website and downtown at Central Station.

This new committee was established as part of the House Bill Governor Bentley signed into law at the end of the last legislative session. The statute, the first significant changes to the legislation establishing the BJCTA in nearly 40 years, states the appointments to the advisory board will be made by Jefferson County, the City of Birmingham, and other participating municipalities. A recap of a recent meeting of the committee held in December is available to read through via a blog titled Busrider’s Diary. It is part of a growing national trend to include a more formal representation of voices in the process, including recent applications in southeastern Michigan.

Report overgrown lots via your iPhone – soon

Mayor Langford announced this morning during his mayor’s report information about a digital expansion of the 23 in 23 Campaign, taking a cue from a similar online component that will soon be introduced in Boston, MA.

Both cities plans to launch smartphone  applications, with Boston’s planning to be launched shortly, to assist in the reporting of overgrown lots, graffiti, and other “neighborhood nuisances.” The Boston Globe reported yesterday on Boston’s plans and what residents in that city think about the potential to simply report issues with a snapshot and an upload. The tool sounds like it will help Mayor Menino in his long-term efforts (BTW – the mayor’s race is in full swing in Boston).

Women entrepreneurs, take note…

The Central Alabama Women’s Business Center (CAWBC) is still accepting applications for the The Elizabeth Conwell Schlarb Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs‘ Scholarship Fund – until this Friday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.!

The funds are available for those women business owners in Central Alabama who’ve been in business for at least three years. Applicants may use the money to pay for one or more courses at a two or four year college or for entrepreneurial education and professional development.

Applications can be obtained at the CAWBC’s website or by contacting Noelle Gaspard at 205-453-0249 and/or noelle@cawbc.org.

Artwalk’s accepting application for 2008

Image from Artwalk 2007It’s time to start thinking about Artwalk… well at least if you’re an artist.

Birmingham Artwalk has announced that they’re now accepting artist applications for the 2008 edition. Interested artists may download the application at www.birminghamartwalk.org ; or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Birmingham Artwalk
P.O. Box 55405
Birmingham, AL 35255

Submissions postmarked by April 1 are eligible for a discount in fees. All submissions must be postmarked April 30, that’s a Wednesday, to be considered.

This year’s festival will take place on September 5 & 6.

Photo credit: Bob Farley/f8photo