May 13 2020 Louisville Forward, GLI jointly recognized as top economic development group by Site Selection magazine

Today, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development organization, and GLI, the 15-county regional chamber of commerce, have been jointly recognized as a Top U.S. Economic Development Group for 2019 by Site Selection magazine.

May 13 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey to host Small Business Town Hall on Facebook Live!

As Louisville’s economy prepares to reopen, Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) will host an important Small Business Town Hall meeting to assist business owners affected by COVID 19.

May 13 2020 Mayor Fischer thanks city’s frontline workers for their commitment, warns of deep cuts without federal help

Mayor Greg Fischer today called on all Louisvillians to thank frontline city workers for their commitment to keeping the city safe and functioning amid the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

May 13 2020 Mayor Fischer’s statement on the Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Fischer’s statement on the Breonna Taylor case:

Let me start by emphasizing that any loss of life is a tragedy.

And, I also want to recognize that police work is very difficult.

In these types of tragic situations, people always want quick answers, and they think the answers should be easy to get– but there’s usually no easy answers in complicated situations like this. 

May 12 2020 NorthWest Neighborhood Place temporarily relocates to the Nia Center
All Neighborhood Place sites remain closed to the public; clients being served remotely

The relocation is due to the renovations taking place at the Academy of Shawnee where NorthWest Neighborhood Place is housed.  Renovation work ramped up in early April and is anticipated to be completed by August 2021, with Neighborhood Place likely returning before that date once that section of the building is opened.

May 12 2020 Louisville Metro temporarily relaxing outdoor seating regulations for restaurants

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new efforts to ease restrictions on outdoor seating for restaurants following concerns from the industry about how limited indoor seating capacity will affect local restaurants.

May 12 2020 Mayor Fischer, economic and business leaders, discuss Healthy at Work as economy prepares to re-open

Mayor Greg Fischer today hosted a tele town hall focused on the challenges facing local businesses as they begin reopening amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

May 12 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey secures international donation of 20,000 PPE to support city-wide effort to fight COVID 19 virus

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) has announced several groups will benefit from a major donation of 20,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) from Louisville Metro’s Sister City in Jiujiang, China.

May 11 2020 City announces first wave of Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 grants

The Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund has identified seven nonprofit organizations for the first round of funding to help further their work providing critical support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Council voted to establish the $2.7 million emergency assistance package in mid-March with the goal of supplementing relief organizations that are experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the pandemic.

May 11 2020 President James and Councilman Reed to hold news conference with Louisville Apartment Association on Monday, May 11th The focus is a call for federal financial help for renter in the Louisville area

Louisville – President David James (D-6) will join Councilman Scott Reed (R-16) and representatives of the Louisville Apartment Association for a news conference at 1:30 p.m. on May 11th.

The news conference will focus on a Resolution from the Metro Council which calls upon the US Congress to fund Emergency Rental Assistance in the next stimulus package as a result of COVID 19.

May 11 2020 Metro Council Members File Resolution asking Congress to fund Emergency Rental Assistance in future stimulus package

In an effort to assist renters, at a news conference on Monday, members of the Louisville Metro Council were joined by the Louisville Apartment Association to call on Congress to include Emergency Rental Assistance funding in the upcoming stimulus package.

May 11 2020 Mayor Fischer urges Louisville businesses to take all necessary health and safety precautions before reopening

Mayor Greg Fischer today stressed the need for a sensible and safe approach to reopening the economy amidst a COVID-19 pandemic that is still ongoing.

May 8 2020 Mayor Fischer says Louisville economy will open gradually and carefully as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease

Mayor Greg Fischer today called on Louisville businesses to be cautious and thoughtful as they move to begin gradually reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown, as part of Gov.

May 7 2020 The Rockefeller Foundation selects Louisville for national COVID-19 testing solutions group

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is participating in The Rockefeller Foundation’s Testing Solutions Group, which held its inaugural meeting this afternoon. This coalition of cities and tribal nations will facilitate the exchange of best practices for U.S. leaders to more safely reopen their economies while safeguarding public health.

May 7 2020 Mayor Fischer stresses the need to protect Louisville’s senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today gave an update on the massive effort to protect Louisville’s senior citizens – especially those living in long-term care facilities – from the COVID-19 virus.