Public Works Committee begins the first of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance

October 29, 2018

Louisville – The Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee will hold the first of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance this Tuesday, October 30th at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 3:00pm.     

“At this first hearing, we are asking those who would be regulated by this proposed ordinance to come and give us their input,” says Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10), who chairs the Committee. “The Committee is ready to hear the views of all sides of this proposal from the people who would be affected by any final ordinance.”

The second hearing is set for Tuesday, November 13th. It will give anyone else who is interested in the ordinance a chance to speak and give input.  Both hearings will be held in the Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street, 3rd floor.

 “The Committee is taking its time as we listen to everyone who has a stake in this process,” says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “I hope everyone has a chance to review what has been proposed and ready to tell us their thoughts.”

Mulvihill and Sexton Smith are cosponsors of the Ordinances along with Council members Brandon Coan (D-8) and Scott Reed (R-16).      

          Signups for those wishing to address the Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee begin one hour prior to the start of the hearing on the 3rd floor of City Hall. 

Speakers are called in order of signup and have up to three minutes to make comments.  Written testimony can be turned in during the meeting and occasionally, speakers are asked questions by the Committee members. 

Speakers may use the Sixth Street entrance to Historic City Hall.

All meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99. All meetings of the Metro Council are streamed live. Go to the Metro Council Home page at www.Louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil  and click on the Metro Council Agendas link.

To access the new page that explains the proposed changes in the Itinerate Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance, go to: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/proposed-changes-itine...

 

The following information will be provided to those who sign up to speak before the Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee:

 

Thank you for attending the Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee hearings.  Below are a few reminders for you when you address the Committee.

 

All Speakers:

 

State your name

 

State your address

 

State the organization or business you represent

 

You have 3 minutes to speak

 

Topic must be on the proposed ordinance

 

You may give printed material to the Clerk before speaking

 

You may not speak negatively about a Council Member

 

Remain at the podium until you are dismissed in case the Council has questions.

 

 

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