Budget Committee invites public comment for two virtual public hearings on the proposed FY 2020-20201 Budget

May 5, 2020

Louisville –The people of Louisville Metro will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed FY 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets.

The Metro Council’s Budget Committee is inviting the public to speak on budget-related topics at two public hearings which begin at 5:00 p.m. on May 7th, and 6:00 p.m. on May 13th . Both hearings will be held virtually via WebEx Events and advanced registration is required. 

“It is important the public let us know their priorities as we move forward with the budget process,” says President David James (D-6). “This year our format for the hearings is something new because safety is still a top goal for the public and our council members. Input from the people we serve is vital to this process.”

          “Getting public input on the budget was one of the reasons I supported a longer budget process in 2016.  Virtual public hearings, which are the only way we can see and hear from residents this year, present significant technological issues.  We ask the public to be patient and understanding and note there is also a form for written comments on the budget,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9), who chairs the Budget Committee.

“These hearings are vital for the formation of a budget that will serve the entire community,” says Budget Committee Vice Chair Kevin Kramer (R-11). “Anyone with suggestions for funding, savings or innovative ways to deliver essential services can participate and have their voice heard by the Metro Council.”

Guidelines for the two public hearings are as follows:

Only one designated speaker may speak for each non-profit group

You do not have to be a member of a nonprofit group to speak

Each person will have three (3) minutes to speak

Be prepared for any follow up questions from the committee.

The Committee is interested in hearing from anyone in the community

Register to speak at the public hearings:

To sign up go to the Metro Council Clerk’s website at:https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk

There will be preregistration for both meetings.

For the May 7th meeting, registration is May 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
For the May 13th meeting, registration is May 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please register with the name, email address, and phone number you will be calling from to ensure you are recognized.
A message will be sent to the registered email address that includes the information to join the meeting.
Do not share the information.

If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling the Metro Council Clerk’s Office at 502-574-3902 during the same period listed above for registration, and you will be provided the information to call in for the meeting.

Non-participants can view the meeting live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99. Proceedings will be streamed live from the Metro Council Clerk’s Archived Media page at

http://louisville.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2.

If you cannot attend either meeting but would like to comment on the budget, simply go https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/z1ls6po10gjsdnk/

The committee will receive written comments using this form until June 1st.

 

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