2018-2019 Approved Executive and Detail Budgets
(July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019)
Mayor Greg Fischer’s recommended Louisville Metro Government budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 was approved by Metro Council on June 26, 2018 and went into effect on July 1, 2018. The budget includes $626 million in General Fund dollars and $877 million overall (which includes $120 million in capital funding and debt service).
Louisville’s strong economy was essential to managing challenges stemming from Frankfort’s $9.4 million pension funding requirement and $9.6 million for increased employer healthcare costs in FY19. More than half of the General Fund dollars are allocated to public safety agencies, including a $2 million investment in outreach and violence prevention programs led by the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods. Affordable housing, public infrastructure improvements, and construction of new facilities are priorities funded in the capital spending plan.
This budget invests $12 million in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Louisville CARES, and $22 million in paving, sidewalks, bridges, and bike lanes. Funds are also included to complete construction of a new Northeast Regional Library located at 1 Bellevoir Circle, which is set to open in 2019, and a new animal shelter for Louisville Metro Animal Services located next to the Animal House on Newburg Road. These strategic investments, and others included in the budget, will move Louisville forward as one city with one shared future.
View the 2018 - 2019 Approved Executive Budget Document in its entirety (Size is 17.5MB)
View the 2018 - 2019 Approved Detail Budget Document (Size is 7.5MB)