In an effort to be proactive and effective, the District 8 Office will operate according to a strategic plan. Called “One Highlands,” the strategic plan for District 8 is intended to reflect a majority agenda and provide a collective impact framework for District 8 stakeholders to help solve community problems, together. The One Highlands plan is based on campaign promises contained in “S. Brandon Coan’s Plan for District 8”, however it is a living document intended to be revised and amended over time with the advice and counsel of the District 8 Advisory Board and other plan stakeholders.
To unite the neighborhoods and home rule cities of District 8 around a consensus agenda for our community, and to empower District 8 stakeholders to contribute to local government.
District 8 is a safe, clean, beautiful – diverse, inclusive, creative, expressive, gonzo – community of kind people; historic streets and buildings; cherished Olmsted Parks and greenspaces; local, independent businesses; and celebrations of life, love and Louisville.
District 8’s Five Strategic Goals: 4-Year Plan
Change Our Local Politics
We will imbue the office of Metro Council Member with an organizational culture and build new systems to share the power and responsibility for caring for our community with District 8 stakeholders.
- Objective 1: Adopt Term Limits
- Objective 2: Create a District 8 Advisory Board
- Objective 3: Bring Our City Government and School Systems Closer Together
- Objective 4: Build Interest in Civic Engagement
Reorient the Transit System
We will invest in accessibility and connectivity to reduce our dependency on single occupancy vehicle trips and places built for cars instead of people. We will promote equity, share the road, slow down and yield to pedestrians.
- Objective 5: Move Louisville Smarter
- Objective 6: Improve Bus Stops
- Objective 7: Expand Trail Connectivity
- Objective 8: Stop Speeding
- Objective 9: Improve Equitable Access to
the Built Environment
Protect Our Built Environment
We will practice civil land use politics out of respect for the rule of law, our heritage, our neighbors, the earth and our local economy. We will trust and invest in the systems and processes designed to sustain and guide the growth of our communities and, in exchange, expect our planning efforts to be honored and faithfully executed.
- Objective 10: Fix Demolition Policy
- Objective 11: Make Neighborhood Plans Count
- Objective 12: Ensure Smart Redevelopment of the Urban Government Center
- Objective 13: Broaden the BROD
- Objective 14: Strengthen Neighborhood Cores and Define Their Edges
Keep District 8 Clean & Beautiful
We will embrace an ethics of outdoor stewardship and educate the public to enjoy public spaces responsibly. We will hold bad actors accountable for harmful and destructive behavior, and we will leave District 8 better than we found it.
- Objective 15: No Littering
- Objective 16: Increase Recycling
- Objective 17: Invest in Clean Infrastructure
- Objective 18: Defend Our Public Spaces
- Objective 19: Support Our Parks, Create
New Greenspaces and Plant More Trees
Organize Against Crime
We will develop organizational capacity and focus on communication to prevent crime. We will be a destination of welcome for all, but we will not tolerate violence or intimidation of any kind.
- Objective 20: Build Out the Neighborhood Watch Network
- Objective 21: Invest in Our Late-Night Economy
- Objective 22: Coordinate Police Forces
- Objective 23: Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands
- Objective 24: Crack Down on Animal Cruelty