Jun 5 2020 City’s HUD CARES Act supplemental COVID-19 Grant applications being accepted

CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, HOPWA-CV and FY21 HOPWA carryforward grants included

Jun 5 2020 Air Quality Alert for Sunday (6/7)

News item about an air quality alert for Sunday (6/7)

Jun 5 2020 Metro Council members urge governor to provide guidance for reopening Jefferson County schools in the fall

A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members has signed a letter calling upon Governor Andy Beshear to work with public health officials and school districts across the state to prioritize getting students back into classrooms this fall.

Jun 5 2020 New COVID-19 testing available near Jefferson Square Park

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new COVID-19 testing site for individuals who have been participating in the recent protests over the Breonna Taylor tragedy.

Jun 4 2020 Mayor Fischer announces end to citywide curfew

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he is ending the 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. citywide curfew he put in place over the weekend after peaceful protests were marred by shootings and widespread looting.

The State of Emergency enacted during the disturbances in downtown Louisville and other parts of the city will, however, remain in place until Monday, June 8.

Jun 4 2020 Lifeguard and Food Manager Certifications Extended Due to COVID-19

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today announced it is extending Lifeguard and Food Manager certifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 4 2020 Louisville Metro issues Solicitation of Interest for redevelopment of former Urban Government Center

Louisville Metro Government today issued a Solicitation of Interest for Urban Government Center, providing an opportunity for developers to submit proposed plans to redevelop the large property along Barret Avenue. The city is seeking proposals that include mixed-use, mixed income development that incorporates high-quality design, housing, retail, office and/or hotel space along with integrated green spaces and multi-modal connectivity.

Jun 4 2020 City announces latest round of Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 grants

The Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund has identified seven more nonprofit organizations to receive funding to help further their work providing critical support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Council voted to establish the $2.7 million emergency assistance package in mid-March with the goal of supplementing relief organizations experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the pandemic.

Jun 3 2020 Mayor announces external top-to-bottom review of LMPD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the city is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Jun 3 2020 Public Health Director Urges Demonstrators to Get Tested for COVID-19

Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s chief health strategist, is encouraging those participating in recent demonstrations to get tested for COVID-19, to wear facemasks and to practice other strategies to protect themselves during future demonstrations.

Jun 3 2020 District 8 eNews: June 3, 2020
Jun 3 2020 Public Safety Committee approves “Breonna’s Law” an Ordinance to regulate no-knock warrants and the use of body cameras in all search warrants

In a unanimous vote, the Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council has approved “Breonna’s Law” to regulate and provide specific guidelines for the use of no-knock warrants by Louisville Metro Police officers.

Jun 1 2020 Curfew Q&A

 NOTE: On Thursday, June 4, Mayor Fischer announce the end to the citywide curfew. 

 

Can I leave my home? Everyone should remain in their residences and out of common areas during curfew hours.

What happens if I go out? You can be cited for a curfew violation and asked to return to your home.

Jun 1 2020 Mayor Fischer fires LMPD Chief Conrad; two officers involved in David McAtee shooting are on leave

In addition, the Mayor announced that two Louisville Metro Police Officers who fired their weapons in the Monday morning shooting of David McAtee in an incident at 26th and Broadway have been placed on administrative leave because they either failed to have their body cameras turned on or wear them, which is a violation of police policy – “and an especially grievous error at a time of such heightened focus on police activities.”

May 31 2020 Mayor Fischer's remarks from the media briefing, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 31

Mayor Fischer's prepared remarks from the media briefing on Sunday, May 31, 2020:

Thank you.

Last night, we experienced our third consecutive night of protests in our city in response to the tragic death of Breonna Taylor locally, George Floyd in Minneapolis and just the general outrage of Americans toward the injustices our African American communities are experiencing.