Apr 22 2020 Metro Council schedule changes for Thursday, April 23rd

On Thursday, April 23rd Mayor Greg Fischer will present his FY 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets to the Louisville Metro Council. As a result, there are time changes for regular meetings that day. The Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council will not meet on Thursday.

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Apr 22 2020 Mayor Fischer says continuing COVID-19 crisis severely impacts city’s fiscal outlook

Mayor Greg Fischer today reiterated the need for more direct federal aid to help Louisville navigate the uncertain times ahead and avoid drastic cuts to essential city services as the community combats the COVID-19 pandemic.

State law requires the Mayor to present his proposed 2020-21 city budget to Louisville Metro Council tomorrow, but he said the continuing crisis changes the city’s fiscal outlook on a daily basis.

Apr 22 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey thanks UPS for its generous donation to Shively Area Ministries for assistance during COVID-19

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) is praising United Parcel Service’s  generous $25,000 donation to the Shively Area Ministries (SAM). These critical dollars will help people  who are struggling with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

Apr 22 2020 Portion of Long Run Loop road to be closed next week for spillway work

A section of the loop road in Long Run Park will be closed from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and then Monday, April 27-Wednesday, April 29 for removal of brush and trees along the lake spillway at the park. The road will be open during the weekend, April 25-26. 

Apr 22 2020 Louisville Metro celebrates Earth Day with plans to cut pollution, increase resiliency

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mayor Greg Fischer today released the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Prepare Louisville Climate Adaptation plans, which will reduce Louisville’s contribution to climate change and increase its resilience to extreme weather events and other climate change impacts.

Apr 21 2020 Mayor Fischer applauds Louisville’s globalization efforts during COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that Louisville’s commitment to globalization and international diversity continues despite the strains being placed on the community by the COVID-19 outbreak and th

Apr 20 2020 Mayor Fischer says direct federal aid to cities is critical to maintaining essential services amid COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged Congress and the White House to send more help to American cities struggling to maintain essential city services while battling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 20 2020 The Louisville Metro Council send letter Congressional Leaders asking for federal help to keep cities viable during COVID 19

Today the 26-member Louisville Metro Council sent a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman John Yarmuth asking them to support additional federal funding for state and local governments.  

Apr 19 2020 Mayor Fischer tells nation: Cities face cuts to critical services without aid from the federal government

Mayor Greg Fischer spoke on MSNBC today about the need for the federal government to provide direct, flexible support to local and state governments on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 vir

Apr 17 2020 City to temporarily furlough 380 employees due to severe impact on budget from COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that Louisville Metro Government is temporarily furloughing 380 employees due to the unprecedented economic impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on the local economy

Apr 16 2020 “Two in One Week.” Councilwoman Purvis praises both SWMS and Code Enforcement for catching illegal dumpers again in District 5

For a second time in one week, Enforcement Officers of Solid Waste Management Services have impounded a vehicle for illegal dumping in Louisville Metro which was the fourth impounded vehicle for the year. This time, SWMS officers got an assist from Metro Code Enforcement in the Portland area.

Apr 16 2020 Mayor Fischer announces ambitious partnership to ramp up COVID-19 testing for frontline healthcare workers

Mayor Greg Fischer said today that a new initiative to test frontline healthcare workers for COVID-19 will provide crucial data to guide city leaders as they determine when it will be safe to beg

Apr 16 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit for Algood Food Company (manufactures peanut butter), 7401 Trade Port Drive, Louisville, KY 40258 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the FEDOOP operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 17, 2020, and ends on May 18, 2020. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Apr 16 2020 $500,000 matching grant challenge issued to support Small Business Continuity Loan Program

The Small Business Continuity Loan Fund Program is seeking donations to meet a $500,000 matching grant, including hosting a virtual 5K walk/run event.

The fund is providing zero-interest loans, with no payments for 12 months, to Louisville’s smallest businesses impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses can receive up to $25,000 to meet short-term debt obligations and remain viable.