Nov 18 2020 Mayor reviews preparations for upcoming snow season

Mayor Greg Fischer, joined by members of the Metro Snow Team and partners from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Louisville Fire and the National Weather Service, today outlined preparations for the upcoming 2020-21 snow season.

And he thanked members of the Louisville Metro Snow Team, who worked today through a mock snow event that included driving all road treatment routes.

Nov 17 2020 City announces 2020 Light Up Louisville plans designed to keep people safe, avoid spread of COVID-19

Citing dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisville Metro Government today announced adjusted plans for the city’s annual Light Up Louisville kickoff to the holidays.

Nov 16 2020 Louisville one of 88 global cities named as climate leader on CDP 2020 A List

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville earned a coveted spot on CDP’s annual A List, which recognizes major progress in climate action and transparency.

Nov 16 2020 Mayor proposes $10 million initiative to help those behind on utility bills as a result of COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer has proposed an ordinance to provide the Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) with an additional $10 million in the current fiscal year to help thousands of Louisville customers struggling to pay their utility bills because of a COVID-19 related financial hardship.

Nov 16 2020 Councilwoman Purvis and President James move forward with new plan to remove abandoned cars in West Louisville

To get abandoned cars off the streets of West Louisville, Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) and President David James (D-6) have announced towing of those cars is underway thanks to a new agreement in place with the private sector.

Nov 16 2020 Louisville Metro to enter negotiations with Underhill Associates for Urban Government Center redevelopment

Following a competitive process, community feedback, and a committee-based evaluation, Louisville Metro Government will enter negotiations toward a development agreement with Louisville-based Underhill Associates.

The redevelopment response from Underhill Associates proposes affordable, senior and student housing, offices, a fitness facility, daycare, local grocery store, farmer’s market pavilion, restaurant and retail space, and a community garden and edible orchard.

Nov 13 2020 Small business grant program helps 824 Louisville businesses

Through Louisville Forward’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, 824 small businesses have received grant dollars, totaling $27.1 million to help mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In total, 1,286 applications were received from small businesses since Louisville Forward began accepting grant applications on July 1.

Nov 12 2020 Council Members Sexton Smith and Coan praise the efforts of everyone involved in the Give Every Day Campaign

It began September 23rd as a challenge to Louisville Metro to perform various acts of kindness over 100 days. A wide range of people, businesses, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood, and Louisville Metro Government are answering the challenge. On Thursday, Council members Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and Brandon Coan (D-8) gave a progress report on the community’s response to Give Every Day.

Nov 10 2020 Wilderness Louisville, Inc. receives major funding to support the Louisville ECHO initiative

The Skylight Woods Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville has granted $203,000 in funding to support and provide youth from diverse backgrounds with outdoor learning opportunities that increase their connection to and appreciation of nature 

Nov 10 2020 COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Louisville, city is stepping up safety measures

 During the city’s update on COVID-19 in Louisville today, Mayor Greg Fischer and Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Sarah Moyer stated that with Louisville’s COVID-19 case counts significantly increasing, extreme action is needed by everyone to stop the spread.

Jefferson County has surpassed 2,000 weekly COVID positive cases in the past two consecutive weeks.

Nov 10 2020 Community Affairs, Health, and Education Committee to continue discussion on Fair Rental Housing Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health, and Education Committee will continue its discussion on a proposed ordinance to provide fair treatment in local rental housing. It is an effort to limit discrimination in rental housing based on a person’s income or criminal background.

Nov 9 2020 Councilman Yates seeks donations for the 4th Annual Friendsgiving Turkey Drive

With the beginning of the holiday season fast approaching, Councilman David Yates (D-25) is asking for the community’s help to make the 4th Annual Friendsgiving Turkey Drive a success. 

Nov 6 2020 Louisville Forward Chief Mary Ellen Wiederwohl stepping down from Metro Government post

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, long-time chief of Louisville Forward, is leaving Metro Government after an impressive tenure working to boost economic development in the city.

Nov 5 2020 Mayor Fischer, veterans' group announce 17 Louisville events to honor veterans

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville today announced the seventh annual Mayor’s Week of Valor — a series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families.  

Coinciding with Veterans Day, the 2020 Week of Valor will feature 17 educational, patriotic, community and civic events now through Nov. 12.

Nov 5 2020 Site Selection magazine ranks Louisville No. 1 in the Ohio River Corridor for economic development

Louisville’s ability to attract new companies and help existing ones grow has earned it first place in Site Selection’s annual Ohio River Corridor rankings.

“Louisville continues to be a great place to do business, and we are working every day to improve our economy for all Louisvillians, particularly those who’ve historically been left behind,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thank you to our Economic Development Team at Louisville Forward for all their hard work.”