Oct 28 2020 Council committee to hear work group’s final recommendations for independent Civilian Review Board

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David James today announced their Civilian Review Board Work Group’s proposal to establish a new Civilian Review & Accountability Board will be heard by the Council’s Public Safety Committee at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Oct 27 2020 Community Affairs Committee to hear from local utilities on plans to avoid cutoffs during COVID-19

With winter just around the corner, the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hold an important discussion on Wednesday, October 28th to learn what local utilities plan to do to help those facing cutoffs due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Oct 27 2020 President James announces Historic City Hall Clock will shine pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock is shining pink in as reminder of the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct 22 2020 Councilwoman Shanklin announces expanded health services available at drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces an expansion of health services will be available at the current drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2 this coming Monday, October 26th.

Oct 22 2020 Louisville’s COVID-19 status at Red alert level

 An increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Louisville has elevated the city’s COVID status to alert level “Red.”

Speaking during the city’s weekly COVID-19 update, Public Health and Wellness Director, Dr. Sarah Moyer, explained that a Red alert level means there are more than 25 positive cases per 100,000 people per day, based on the most recent 7-day average.

Louisville’s current rate is 28.9 cases per 100,000 people per day, up from the prior week’s 24.2.

Oct 22 2020 Metro Health Department and Norton Healthcare partner to host Town Hall on impact of substance abuse among pregnant women

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Norton Healthcare are sponsoring a Facebook Town Hall on the topic of substance abuse and its impact on pregnant women and their families Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m.

Oct 21 2020 Signed agreement provides a new home for beloved Middletown Library

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 21, 2020)–The Louisville Free Public Library's Middletown branch is one step closer to having a new,more permanent home. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Middletown Mayor Byron Chapman, and Library Director Lee Burchfield today announced a lease agreement that will provide a new Middletown-owned site for the library rent-free to Metro Government.

The building is conveniently located on Shelbyville Road across from the Middletown Kroger.

Oct 21 2020 Louisville Metro streamlines process for eviction prevention assistance programs

 Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Metro Government has removed the income requirement for all of its eviction prevention assistance programs in an effort to streamline the application process for all applicants. The income requirement has been replaced with a maximum cap on monthly rental assistance.

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Oct 20 2020 Phone option provided for LMPD employees and other residents to participate in LMPD top-to-bottom review

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a phone option for those unable to access online surveys being conducted by Hillard Heintze, the Chicago-based company conducting the top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).

Oct 19 2020 Special VAPStat Joint Meeting To Be Held Via Video Teleconferencing

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

VAPSTAT JOINT MEETING

 

The Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc. will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Oct 19 2020 City to host virtual Landlord Symposium on October 28

On Wednesday, October 28, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) will host the 2020 Landlord Symposium inviting landlords, rental housing owners, and property managers located in Louisville.   The free, virtual event will be held on WebEx, from 2- 4 p.m.

Oct 19 2020 President James encourages residents concerned about boarding, group and transitional housing to take part in the final special meeting

Is there proper regulation of boarding homes and group housing in Louisville Metro? President David James (D-6) is encouraging residents with concerns over current regulation by Metro Government to participate in the last of a series of virtual meetings to deal with the issue.

Oct 19 2020 National Park Service and National Park Trust Select Wilderness Louisville as a 2020 Challenge Cost Share Award Recipient

Today the National Park Service and National Park Trust announced recipients of the 2020 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote improved access and opportunities for outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and education in our National Parks, National Trails and / or Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Oct 16 2020 Community input needed for full-scale equity review of Land Development Code

Residents’ feedback and suggestions are needed as Louisville Metro conducts a full-scale review of the Land Development Code (LDC) to identify and correct inequitable land use regulations and policies within the code.

The LDC is a set of rules that regulates development and what can be done with private property. Many elements within the LDC have not been revised since the early 1960s and continue to incorporate discriminatory policies first introduced in 1931.