May 29 2020 Mayor Fischer cautions protesters to be peaceful tonight; announces more steps to improve police-community relations

Citing the expectation of additional protests related to the Breonna Taylor case, Mayor Greg Fischer this afternoon urged protesters to be peaceful, parents to keep their kids at home, and others to stay away from downtown.

May 29 2020 Councilwoman McCraney Assures Community a Thorough Investigation of Civilian Review Models for Louisville Metro

Mayor Greg Fischer named Councilwoman Paula McCraney as co-chair of the newly formed Civilian Review Board Work Group.  She will serve alongside co-chair Deputy Mayor Ellen Hesen, and 31 other community advocates, administration officials, law enforcement representatives, faith leaders and elected officials across the Louisville community.

May 29 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit for River Metals Recycling, LLC (scrap metal recycling facility), 2114 Metal Lane, Louisville, KY 40206 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to reclassify the source from a minor source to a FEDOOP source, due to a change in VOC emission factors. The 30-day public comment period starts on May30, 2020, and ends on June 29, 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.

May 29 2020 Mayor Fischer addresses protest and announces new steps to address concerns about police-community relations

Mayor Greg Fischer today updated the public about protests that took place in downtown Louisville on Thursday evening into early Friday morning. Several hundred protestors took to the streets to express the frustration and pain being felt by the community about the tragic death of Breonna Taylor.

May 29 2020 The Louisville Metro Council releases statement concerning last night protests and violence surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor

The Louisville Metro Council has issued the following statement after Thursday night’s protests surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor.

May 28 2020 Mayor Fischer releases 911 calls from Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Greg Fischer today released all calls from MetroSafe, including 911 calls, from the March 13 police incident that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor.

“I have heard the calls from the community and Council to share whatever facts we can as quickly as we can. And, as I have said, I believe that when we get the facts out, justice will follow,” the Mayor said.

May 27 2020 Mayor and Metro Council announce work group to research and recommend new Civilian Review structure

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David James today announced the names of 33 Louisvillians who have agreed to serve on a work group to research, debate and recommend the best structure for a Civilian Review Board that would add a new layer of independent review to Louisville Metro Police Department disciplinary matters.

May 27 2020 Air Pollution Control District Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking/Opening of Informal Comment Period

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (the District) is giving this Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and opens an informal public comment period May 27, 2020, on amendments to Regulation 5.15, Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions.

May 27 2020 Mayor Fischer launches steering committee, leadership teams to Build Back Better, Together

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced next steps in his Build Back Better, Together initiative as the city works to ensure a “robust, equitable and resilient recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic, including creation of a steering committee and focus area teams in seven key categories.

May 27 2020 Mayor Fischer says One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $10.7 million

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $10.7 million.

May 27 2020 Mayor Fischer to host virtual Town Hall meeting focused on community conversation about the Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he will be hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting tomorrow evening to give residents an opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas about police and community relations in the wake of the ongoing Breonna Taylor investigation.

May 26 2020 Mayor Fischer says city is working to combat ‘unacceptable disparities’ in COVID-19 impacts on African Americans

Mayor Greg Fischer today reiterated his commitment to improving the health of all Louisvillians, an issue that has been thrust into the forefront by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

May 25 2020 President David James condemns Sunday’s action at the Kentucky State Capitol regard the hanging of an effigy of Governor Andy Beshear

President David James (D-6) has released the following statement concerning the Second Amendment Rally which took place Sunday in Frankfort

May 22 2020 Mayor Fischer announces Virtual Hike, Bike and Paddle for Memorial Day weekend

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a first-of-its-kind Virtual Hike, Bike and Paddle in place of the traditional event that draws thousands of cyclists, paddlers, walkers and fitness fanatics to Waterfront Park twice a year.

May 22 2020 Mayor Fischer names Lacuna Health to be Louisville’s COVID-19 contact tracing contractor

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Lacuna Health has been awarded the contract to conduct contact tracing as part of the city’s effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.