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Ambitious Move Louisville Plan Would Reduce Miles and Fix Infrastructure

Mayor Fischer unveils 20-year multi-modal plan for LouisvilleKY Move Louisville will guide infrastructure improvements and mobility options LOUISVILLE, KY (April 14, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled Move Louisville, the city’s 20-year multi-modal plan, during the Regional Mobility Summit hosted by the Transit Authority of the River City (TARC). Move Louisville takes a holistic approach to the city’s transportation system, which is a $5 billion asset that includes roadways, sidewalks, bike networks and trails. The top two priorities identified in the plan are fixing and maintaining the existing infrastructure and reducing the number of miles that Louisvillians drive by providing…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Taking it on the Road to Phoenix

Hello from Arizona – I miss you guys. But it’s also great to be the tag-along guest at a conference, as I’m here in Phoenix with Paula, enjoying great weather, food and sights. My only complaint so far — In Phoenix, the airport blocks Uber/Lyft pickups, and the only ground transportation we could find for our 2-mile ride to our hotel was a cab with a $15 minimum. And then the driver expected to pocket the change from a $20 on our $16 fare (it took 5 minutes), not even offering change. Cab companies like these are hanging on to their…


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Gilderbloom Invites Candidates to O’Shea’s for Talk of Highlands Future

University of Louisville professor and Highlands resident John Gilderbloom has organized a Political Forum for Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 at O’Shea’s. By far the most interesting and hotly-contested race among the even-numbered Metro Council districts this spring is in District 8, where the beloved Tom Owen is stepping down. The race in District 4, where former Council president David Tandy is stepping aside, has attracted four candidates. University of Louisville professor John Gilderbloom asked bar owner Tommy O’Shea to open his Baxter Avenue restaurant up for a candidate forum on Tuesday, April 12. Gilderbloom doesn’t know yet if all…


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Louisville Ky has some extra money in its coffers thanks to a budget surplus

  Mayor Fischer announces Louisville Metro Government ends fiscal year with $18.9 million surplus   LOUISVILLE (December 15, 2015) – Citing sound fiscal policies, experienced management and strict budget adherence, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government ended fiscal year 2015 with a surplus of $18.9 million.  The surplus represents $6.3 million in increased revenue and $12.6 million in expense savings, which reflect efficiencies in government, the mayor said. “This is a good government — and an improving economy —at work,” Fischer said. “Department directors held the line on their budgets, working to ensure that every one of…


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New Louisville Business fair planned to aid minority and women owned business in Metro Louisville

Louisville – President David Tandy (D-4) announces an important opportunity for small businesses in the Metro Louisville area to connect with larger corporations in an effort to promote their businesses and services at the Louisville Metro Diverse Business Fair set for Tuesday, October 13th. “The goal of this Fair is simple: give minority and women owned business owners a place to meet with our large local corporations and other entities to see if relationships can be built which could lead to business deals that allow for these small businesses to grow and create well-paying jobs,” said Tandy. “Any time we…


Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with no new taxes; invests in road paving, body cameras, housing

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an $873 million spending plan that does not raise taxes and is designed to  strengthen physical, economical, educational and social connections across Louisville. In remarks to the Metro Council, the Mayor outlined several large initiatives including: $14.5 million to construct the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona; $13.6 million to pave bumpy roads, repair broken sidewalks and continue building the city’s cycling network, the largest road/sidewalk investment in five years; $12 million for the Louisville CARES initiative to create 1,500 units of affordable…


“Frozen” kicks off 2015 Free Summer Movies at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater

Louisville, Ky., – Disney’s 2013 hit animated feature film “Frozen” helps kick off another year of Free Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, May 9th. “The Free Summer Movies have been successful every year. This is a unique way to offer free entertainment to the community in Iroquois Park Amphitheater, a state of the art outdoor facility,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen, Frozen tells the story of two sisters Princess Anna and Elsa; one fears her powers will do harm to the other and as a result unknowingly unleashes a harsh cold…


Proposal Would Regulate Pop-Up Parties in Louisville KY Metro

From the Metro Council…. Louisville KY – Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has been working with members of LMPD, ABC, IPL and the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office to bring a level of safety and security to the “Pop-up” Parties that have been occurring throughout our community. These parties happen in abandoned warehouses, empty storefronts and occasionally they sub-lease from a viable tenant.  There is little to no trained security and the structure is not always safe. Since beginning the research for the legislation, Councilwoman Butler has been joined by Councilwoman Mary Woolridge (D-3), Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and Councilman David…


Louisville KY Launches South Points as a Scenic Area

LOUISVILLE KY – A new campaign to encourage visitors and residents to explore 24 cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions in Southwest Louisville was launched today by Mayor Greg Fischer, Southwest Louisville Metro Council members, the Southwest Dream Team and project supporters. The attractions will collectively be known as the South Points Scenic Area. “South Points Scenic Area possesses some of the most beautiful scenery and popular attractions in our region,” Fischer said. “It is has a rich natural, historical and cultural legacy that draws nearly 1.4 million visitors yearly.” South Points Scenic Area is a collaborative project initiated in 2009 by…


President Tandy applauds TechHire Initiative announced by President Obama

Louisville joins 20 other cities in effort to connect people with Tech jobs President David Tandy (D-4) applauds a new effort announced by President Barack Obama to work with local governments to get people the training they need to move in to well-paid technical jobs.          “The President’s TechHire Initiative is an opportunity for cities, like Louisville, to connect people regardless of resume with experience in coding and other related fields to jobs that are in desperate need of their talents and other people who want to be trained in this growing area to the places where…