May 6 2015 Mayor Orders City Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Judge John Heyburn

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn II who died April 29. The city flags will be lowered this Friday, the day of Heyburn’s funeral.

May 5 2015 Mayor Fischer, President Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

The Mayor and President Tandy announced the workgroup following the eight-inch rain of April 3rd, when thousands of homes were impacted by rain water and localized flooding near creeks and streams in Jefferson County.  A metro ordinance will not allow homes in the flood plain to be improved when the cost exceeds half of the property value over a 10 year period.

May 5 2015 Fischer, Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Tandy today announced the membership of the Flood Mitigation Workgroup.

They are:

May 4 2015 Councilman Owen announces “Front Porch Tuesdays” returns on May 12th and 19th

With warmer days and nights ahead, May is a perfect time to start the getting out of the house and just checking on the neighbors to see what’s happening on the street where you live. To help everyone get into that practice, Councilman Tom Owen announces the return of a successful idea which brings some neighbors closer together. “Front Porch Tuesdays” return to District 8 on May 12th and 19th.

May 4 2015 2015 Spring Summer Bike Tour underway in District 8

Councilman Tom Owen is once again continuing a tradition designed to get out in District 8 and make himself more available to his constituents. Owen has kicked off his annual Spring Summer Bike Tour which will visit neighborhoods and small cities in District 8 before the Summer is over. He began with a tour last week in the Upper Highlands.