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LouisvilleKY’s Metro Council Committee to review Resolution calling for Special Prosecutor in case of former LMPD Officer

Louisville – The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will hear a presentation that led to a Resolution requesting the Kentucky Attorney General to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Former Louisville Police Department Officer Mark Handy. “I believe it is important for the Committee to have a better understanding of this situation and we do not take the purpose of this Resolution lightly,” says Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1), who chairs the Committee. “The public needs to have confidence in those who protect us and after this presentation we will decide what should be done regarding this request.”…

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Ten LouisvilleKY Metro Council members File Resolution to Support Medical Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Louisville – Ten Metro Councilmembers have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, primary sponsor Bill Hollander (D-9) reported today. “Medical cannabis can help many of our constituents,” Hollander said. “I am pleased that so many of my colleagues agree that we should ask the Kentucky General Assembly to take action to help them,” said Hollander. Many medical professionals believe that medical cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans, and it is legally…

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Louisville Metro Council seek donations for a Special Holiday Coat Drive for LouisvilleKy children

Story from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – The holiday season is a reminder that the coldness of winter is at hand. In the cold months ahead, there are children in Metro Louisville in need of a warm coat or jacket. The Louisville Metro Council is encouraging every person and business in Louisville Metro to join the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and United Auto Workers and donate a new coat or jacket to a child in need. “This is the season of giving and there are children in our area who need our help in staying warm this winter,” says President…

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LouisvilleKY Metro Council approves Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures

  Anonymous Tip Line ordinance amended to include Metro Council employees Louisville – By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved a Resolution adopting Anti – Harassment Policies and Procedures for council members and council employees.           The Metro Council has also approved an Ordinance amending the Anonymous Tip Line operated by the Metro Government Office of Internal Auditor to now include council employees.           “This policy has been months in the making and I appreciate the support of my colleagues as we have worked through this tough, but necessary process. I believe what was passed tonight is…

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LouisvilleKY Metro Council approves 2017-2018 Operations and Capital Budgets for Metro Government

Louisville – By a vote of 24 and 0 and one abstention, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the 2017-2018 Capital and Operating Budgets that have a continued emphasis on road paving, vacant and abandoned properties, criminal justice and quality of life investments. “This is a well balanced budget that addresses many needs in our community and allows for pilots programs to address vacant and abandoned houses and to treat our mentally ill through the Living Room concept.  By trying new programs we are only making our community better and addressing the needs from many avenues,” said Councilwoman Marianne Butler…

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LouisvilleKY Councilman urges colleagues to increase Affordable Housing Trust Fund Budget

May 11, 2017 Louisville – Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) is calling for the Metro Council to increase the proposed funding in the 2017 – 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets to $5.5 million. From Councilman Ackerson: “The year before I took office, the Louisville Metro Council created the Affordable Housing Trust Fund for the express purpose of advancing Affordable Housing opportunities.  Specifically, it was envisioned that the fund would eventually be investing $10,000,000.00 annually, acknowledging that a “multi-year approach will be necessary to achieve full and adequate funding for the Fund.” A $1,000,000.00 investment was made in 2009 from the Metro…

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LouisvilleKY’s 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders Monday to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs. “The nice weather we’ve had recently has given people the urge to get out and explore,” Fischer said. “There’s a little of something for everyone in the South Points Scenic Area – restaurants, landmarks, beautiful parks – and attractions like the Kentucky Derby Museum. It’s…

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LouisvilleKY marks pavement milestone

More than 100 miles paved this year Louisville, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Metro Council are celebrating great progress on repairing or replacing worn out pavement on roads across Louisville. The celebration was held last week at the corner of Broadway and South 45th Street along Shawnee Park, where crews recently completed the city’s 100th mile of paving for 2016. This is the first time in nine years that Louisville has topped 100 miles of paving. The feat was last accomplished in 2007 when 104 miles were paved. The 2016 total is projected to reach 130 miles…

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Louisville KY takes one step closer to getting Google fiber

Louisville, Ky., – Legislation that would make it easier to bring in Google Fiber unanimously passed the Louisville Metro Council Thursday night. Local news outlets report that the two ordinances would combine all of Jefferson County’s cities into one entity and that entity could negotiate contracts and adjust installation permissions for workers.  Previously, it would take 60 months to get the necessary paperwork for workers to move exisitng utility lines. With the new ordinance, that time can be cut almost in half to 24-36 months.   According to a news story on WDRB, Mayor Greg Fischer applauds the council’s move….

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Louisville Ky Metro Council leadership set for 2016

Fifteen Standing Committees and two Ad Hoc Committees will be in operation   Louisville, Ky.,  – Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing and Ad Hoc Committees for 2016. Five of the Metro Council’s 15 Standing Committees will be refocused and in some cases combined to reflect changing priorities and needs for Metro Government. “I want to thank the members who have agreed to serve as Chairs and Vice Chairs of our committees,” said Yates.  “The committee system is crucial to understanding the needs of the people of Metro Louisville. …