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LouisvilleKY Metro Council approves new budget

Louisville – By a vote 21 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Operating Budget for Metro Government. By a vote of 20 to 4, the Council gave its approval to the Capital Budget for the coming year.           “The approved budget continues to heavily fund public safety and infrastructure, including paving and sidewalks. It increases funding for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, which is helping to reduce crime in ways proven to work around the country.  It maintains historically high funding for affordable housing. The Council has increased appropriations to the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront plans a busy summer beginning this weekend

Louisville, Kentucky – Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council members, and Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem were joined by park event and vendor representatives at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater this afternoon to announce all the new attractions and events planned for Waterfront Park this summer. From a jam-packed Memorial Day Weekend to the new Funk Fest in August and the Jug Band Jubilee in September, every weekend will be filled with events and activities for the public’s enjoyment. The Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle and the Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market will bookend the summer on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends,…


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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…