Sep 29 2020 Updates from the Office of Mayor Greg Fischer

Mayor Fischer has issued an Executive Order to loosen downtown traffic restrictions that were put into place last week to protect public safety. Specifically:

Sep 28 2020 Mayor ends curfew; traffic restrictions to be assessed

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the curfew that has been in place since Sept. 23 has been allowed to expire as of 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Sep 25 2020 Mayor, LMPD Chief clarify protest charges

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder updated the public today on protests that occurred Thursday night, and urged demonstrators to protest peacefully and lawfully – or risk being subject to arrest.

Sep 24 2020 Mayor Fischer extends curfew, closure of Metro facilities through the weekend

As the city continues its work to balance people’s First Amendment rights to peacefully protest with the duty to protect public safety, Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he is extending the countywide curfew through the weekend.

The Mayor also announced that Louisville Metro Government facilities in the downtown corridor will remained closed until Monday at 6:30 a.m., although employees will continue teleworking where possible.

Sep 23 2020 Mayor, LMPD update plans to manage response to Attorney General decision in Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Chief Robert Schroeder today outlined steps being taken in preparation for Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s planned announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, including a countywide curfew starting tonight at 9 p.m.

Cameron’s office has said today that he will make his announcement about whether there will be criminal charges in the case at 1:30 p.m. today.

Sep 23 2020 Mayor Fischer's remarks in response to Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement regarding the Breonna Taylor case

 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's remarks in response to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement regarding the Breonna Taylor case: 

First, my deepest condolences go out once again to the loved ones of Breonna Taylor. To Breonna’s mother, Ms. Palmer, no parent should ever have to go through pain like this. I am deeply, deeply sorry for your loss.

Sep 22 2020 Mayor announces Executive Orders in preparation for Attorney General’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Greg Fischer has signed two Executive Orders as part of the city’s preparations for state Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case. The Mayor stressed that he does not know when the AG will announce his decision, or what it will be.

Sep 22 2020 Downtown road closure information

Due to increased attention and activity in anticipation of an announcement from Attorney General Daniel Cameron regarding the Breonna Taylor case, a decision was made to accelerate plans to physically restrict access to the downtown area.

Sep 15 2020 Mayor Fischer announces settlement in civil lawsuit filed by Breonna Taylor’s estate

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has settled a civil lawsuit with the estate of Breonna Taylor, including a $12 million payment and an agreement on several policy changes and reforms, including new drug testing rules for LMPD officers, an incentive for officers to live in specific neighborhoods and a new level of scrutiny over search warrants.

Sep 11 2020 Mayor Fischer highlights resilience and success of SummerWorks during uniquely challenging conditions

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined SummerWorks staff and youth participants at Metro Hall to highlight the 2020 season, which saw more than 3,000 young people employed despite difficult economic conditions. More than 1,000 young people were directly placed in work experiences by SummerWorks staff.

Sep 10 2020 Mayor Fischer and TARC Board announce Lextran’s Carrie Butler as new TARC Executive Director

Carrie ButlerMayor Greg Fischer and the Transit Authority of River City Board of Directors announced today that after an extensive national search, former Lextran general manager Carrie Butler has been appo

Sep 9 2020 Louisville Forward launches new low-interest loan fund to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development arm, has l

Sep 9 2020 Mayor Fischer signs Executive Order creating task force to promote equity through supplier diversity

Mayor Greg Fischer signed an Executive Order today that establishes an Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force, which will be charged with working to close the community’s wealth gap by supporting

Sep 8 2020 Mayor Fischer announces new leadership for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new leadership for the city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN). Monique Williams, who is Director of Youth Violence Prevention Research Center at the University of Louisville, has been named as OSHN’s new director, and Dr. Steven M. Kelsey, a retired Louisville Metro Police Officer and Louisville minister, has been named its Faith-Based Liaison.

Sep 7 2020 Mayor names Yvette Gentry as new interim Chief of LMPD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that interim LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is retiring from the department, and former LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry has agreed to serve in the inter