Jul 2 2020 Mayor announces Hillard Heintze firm to perform top-to-bottom review of LMPD

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the Chicago-based consulting firm Hillard Heintze, a Jensen Hughes company, will perform the comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) that he called for last month.

Jul 2 2020 Mayor urges residents to stay vigilant in protecting themselves from COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged residents to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus as the Fourth of July holiday weekend begins.

“Independence Day is a time of celebration, tradition and holiday gathering, but we have to be smart and remember that this virus doesn’t care about our traditions or our country,” said the Mayor. “Even though we’ve reopened nearly all of our businesses, the pandemic is still with us.”

Jul 2 2020 Mayor appoints Verná Goatley as Director of the Human Relations Commission

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Verná Goatley as Director of the Louisville Metro Government Human Relations Commission (HRC).

Jul 1 2020 LGBT-certified businesses now recognized in Metro Government procurement process

The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission (HRC) and Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that LGBT-certified businesses are now officially recognized as part of the Louisville Metro Government procurement process for goods and services.

Jul 1 2020 Mayor Fischer announces latest round of grants from the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the latest round of local organizations receiving grants from the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund.

Jun 25 2020 Mayor Fischer's statement on FY21 budget

Mayor Fischer's statement on FY21 budget

"My thanks to the Metro Council for their partnership and diligence on the FY21 budget, especially Budget Committee Chairs Bill Hollander and Kevin Kramer.

Jun 24 2020 Mayor announces telephone line to help residents with survey on LMPD Chief hiring

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of a telephone option to help residents fill out a survey about their priorities for Louisville’s next permanent chief of police.

Starting Thursday, June 25, 2020, residents can call (502) 528-3543 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, and they will be assisted by call-takers who will input their answers to questions on a community survey, which has been available online since early this month.

Jun 21 2020 Louisville chosen for Accelerator for America’s National Financial Assistance Initiative

Louisville is one of 10 cities chosen for an Accelerator for America program that will provide technical assistance and $50,000 to support financial assistance for residents whose livelihoods have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jun 19 2020 Mayor Fischer announces initiation of termination procedures against LMPD Officer Brett Hankison

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is initiating termination procedures against Louisville Metro Police Officer Brett Hankison.

“Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I very much would like to see changed, both the Chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment, or even the timing of this decision,” the Mayor said, citing KRS Chapter 67c point 326 (1) (f).

Jun 19 2020 Mayor Fischer declares Juneteenth a holiday for city workers, starting in 2021

In celebration of Juneteenth, Mayor Greg Fischer earlier today signed an executive order declaring that starting in 2021, the day will be honored as a holiday for Louisville Metro Government (LMG) workers.

Jun 17 2020 Mayor Fischer invites all Louisvillians to get involved in Build Back Better, Together effort

Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off Build Back Better, Together, an initiative aimed at dismantling systemic racism and creating dynamic economic growth from the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

In opening the inaugural meeting of the Build Back Better, Together (BBBT) steering committee and focus area leaders, Mayor Fischer emphasized the importance of all Louisvillians joining the effort.

Jun 16 2020 Mayor announces $1.3 million in new donations & new programs for SummerWorks

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund and the James Graham Brown Foundation are contributing a combined $1.3 million to provide more summer opportunities for young people ages 16-21 through SummerWorks this season.

Jun 15 2020 Revenue forecast improved for FY20 & FY21, requiring less use of Rainy Day Fund

The latest Louisville Metro Government budget forecasts for the current fiscal year and the fiscal year starting July 1 have improved by about 2.5 percent, meaning that fewer funds will need to be accessed from the Rainy Day Fund, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. 

Jun 15 2020 Louisville Metro proposes using federal COVID-19 relief funds for eviction prevention, small business assistance

Louisville Metro Government has proposed allocating $42.4 million in federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act money toward small business assistance and eviction prevention.

Jun 13 2020 Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Doug Hamilton

Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Doug Hamilton:

“I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of my friend, Doug Hamilton, who served this community selflessly for nearly 50 years. Doug passed away unexpectedly this morning.