Louisville Metro Council Democratic Caucus Schedules FY22 Budget Conversations

May 19, 2021

Louisville – Beginning this Saturday, the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council will host five public discussions regarding the city’s FY22 budget in a series of Community Conversations.

Each meeting will focus on one of the fundamental principles of the Caucus’s strategic vision for ensuring the safety and prosperity of all Jefferson County residents.

Citizens may attend these conversations in person (capacity will be limited) or virtually, though registration is required for either option.   

Democratic Caucus Chair Markus Winkler (D-17) said, “Our caucus put together a shared vision last year that focuses our efforts on five key areas. We are committed to passing a budget that reflects these objectives. Our residents are an integral part of this process. We hope they will join us as we craft a budget that builds a strong and vibrant city for everyone.”

Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Keisha Dorsey (D-3) said, “The Louisville Metro Council Democratic Caucus recognizes the increased need for transparency, equity, and inclusion. We are stepping outside of the comfort of City Hall to meet residents where they are. We have strategically secured 'in person' venues around town to discuss various topics noted as concerns or priorities as we have listened to the residents, business owners and community leaders of the city. As we know, there are still some limitations due to COVID-19 restrictions, so we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure digital engagement as well. We are not just interested in viewership, we want inclusion, no matter the venue or topic. This community should know this Louisville Metro Council Democratic Caucus has heard them.  We are stepping up to the plate to be the true servant leaders this community elected us to be!”

The Community Conversations are scheduled as follows:

Infrastructure: Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Circle (Infrastructure registration)

Economic Mobility: Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at the West Louisville YMCA, 1720 West Broadway (Economic Mobility registration)

Public Safety: Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 301 York Street (Public Safety registration)

Economic Development: Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the South Central Regional Library, 7300 Jefferson Boulevard (Economic Development registration)

Racial Equity: Sunday, June 6 at 3 p.m. at the Newburg Library, 4800 Exeter Avenue (Racial Equity registration)

          All five of these Community Conversations will be live streamed on the Democratic Caucus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheDemocraticCaucusOfTheLouisvilleMetroCouncil



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