May 21 2018 Consultants finalize assessment of city facilities

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government have finalized their report.

The consultant, EOP, was commissioned in January to study city facilities and space needs and to make a recommendation about a potential public-private partnership model to address those needs. They presented a draft version to Metro Council and city officials earlier this month, and have since finalized the report.

The consultant’s main findings are:

May 21 2018 City plans public meeting to share community input, next steps in search for new LMPD Impound Lot

Louisville Metro Government is planning a public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Butchertown Pizza Hall (1301 Story Avenue, second floor) to share community input and next steps in its effort to relocate the Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

May 7 2018 Mayor Fischer honors Louisville's outstanding high school seniors

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored 50 public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom with his annual Outstanding High School Seniors Award. 

This year’s recipients include immigrants from Somalia, Kenya, Cuba and other countries, along with students who have overcome illness, personal struggles, disabilities and behavioral issues to achieve success.

May 2 2018 Mayor Fischer makes annual Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Florida) Mayor Kent Guinn today made their annual wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

This is the fifth year of the friendly wager between the mayors of the two cities, both of which are steeped in thoroughbred tradition and consider themselves spirited rivals for the status of Horse Capital of the World.  

May 1 2018 Consultants present facilities study to Louisville Metro Council

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government presented findings and recommendations to the Metro Council and city leaders on Tuesday.

Apr 26 2018 Despite challenges, Mayor’s budget targets investments in public safety, jobs, city’s future

Budget manages pension and health insurance increases, builds on Louisville’s momentum

Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a 2018-2019 city budget that builds on the city’s momentum and commitment to public safety and growing jobs, despite the significant challenges of rising insurance costs and a $9.4 million bump in pension expense.

Apr 26 2018 Mayor Fischer's address for the 2018-19 recommended executive budget

Thank you. 

I’d like to thank each of you for your service to our city through the Metro Council.  I’m proud to serve alongside you. 

When we each swore an oath to “faithfully execute, to the best of my ability,” the office we’d been elected to serve, we knew it was a great honor.

We also knew it was a great responsibility, one with rewards and challenges, obligations and opportunities.

Apr 25 2018 Mayor Fischer’s 2018 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 205,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

Volunteers cleaned neighborhoods, built beds for children and collected canned goods for the hungry. They donated bicycles to refugees, fed the homeless from food trucks and collected inspiring stories and scarves for women facing cancer.

Apr 12 2018 Mayor Fischer's seventh-annual 'Give A Day' Week of Service starts Saturday

Still time to get involved; volunteers needed through the week, April 14-22                            

Thousands of Louisvillians will be volunteering and participating in acts of compassion -- from neighborhood cleanups to donating canned foods for the hungry – as part of the Mayor’s annual Give A Day Week of Service, which kicks off Saturday.

Mar 28 2018 Mayor Fischer proclaims Friday ‘Wear Red Day’ to support women’s Final Four-bound Cardinals

Mayor Greg Fischer today proclaimed that Friday will be Wear Red Day in Louisville to support the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team in the Final Four.

Mar 27 2018 Mayor Fischer announces additional policies for all city programs involving children, teenagers

After an extensive review of city programs and policies, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) is expanding its internal policies to better prevent and respond to child abuse in any youth-serving city program.

Mar 19 2018 Mayor Fischer, JCPS kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities across Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the kickoff of Louisville’s participation in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, a campaign to boost violence prevention awareness and strategies for youth, parents, teachers, school personnel and community members.

Mar 9 2018 Assistance available for residents impacted by Louisville flooding

Mayor Greg Fischer joined with U of L Football Coach Bobby Petrino today to announce plans for a special flood relief fund to help aid families who have been hit hard by the flooding.

The fund was created with a $100,000 donation from Bobby and Becky Petrino and the Petrino Family Foundation, as part of its #LoveLouisville campaign, and will go to families displaced by the flood, as well as to help people cover some of their clean-up and recovery costs.

Mar 8 2018 Louisville Metro earns 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant

Smart Cities CouncilLouisville Metro is among five recipients of the Smart Cities Council’s 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, which will provide mentoring and tailored products and services to acce

Mar 5 2018 Mayor Fischer to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’ to developing Louisville's talent pipeline

A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018.

“Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.”