Apr 5 2019 Mayor Fischer provides update on work to address impact of Metro Council vote for $65 million in cuts over the next four years

Council President James and Mayor also seek ideas for efficiencies from Metro employees, residents

Apr 5 2019 Metro Government earns top budgeting award for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Louisville Metro Government has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is GFOA’s highest recognition for government budgeting, and complements Metro’s consistent GFOA recognition for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Mar 27 2019 Mayor rallies community for eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service, April 13-20

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined representatives from Metro United Way, Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Derby Festival and a variety of nonprofits to kick off the eighth annual Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service with support from Metro United Way, April 13-20, 2019

Mar 21 2019 Mayor Fischer's statement on the Metro Council vote on new revenue

Mayor Fischer's statement on the on the Metro Council vote on Thursday night.

Mar 12 2019 Mayor says SummerWorks ‘crucial’ to nurturing youth, developing city’s talent pipeline

Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks jobs program for 2019.

The program partners with companies and non-profits to provide good summer employment for young people age 16-21.

Mar 9 2019 Council vote jeopardizes previously authorized capital projects, including NE Library, Urban League Sports and Learning Complex

County attorney’s office advises mayor’s office and Council president: Financial and legal consequences ‘may be significant’

Following a vote Thursday by Metro Council, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has suspended all work on the current budget’s debt-funded capital projects, effective immediately. 

Feb 13 2019 Insurance premium tax increase proposed to help cover $65M budget gap and prevent devastating cuts

Facing devastating potential cuts because of an expected $65 million general fund gap over the next four years, Mayor Greg Fischer is proposing to increase the city’s tax rates on home, life, marine and miscellaneous insurance, such as malpractice, title insurance and umbrella coverage, from their current five percent to 12.5 percent in FY20 and FY21, 13.5 percent in FY22 and 15 percent in FY23.

Feb 7 2019 Mayor: Without new revenue, city faces “devastating” cuts in services because of Frankfort-mandated pension obligation

Cuts would include every agency of Metro government, including police officers, fire stations, libraries and community services

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined specific and “devastating” potential cuts to city services and staff that would, without new revenue, be necessary to cover an expected $65 million budget gap over the next four years, caused by a state-mandated pension increase that grows every year through FY23.

Jan 28 2019 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other leaders today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents.

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 17 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $64,000 in 2018.

Jan 25 2019 City will file appeal to Landmarks Commission for removal of Castleman monument

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city will appeal a Cherokee Triangle Architectural Review Committee (ARC) vote that effectively denied a city plan to remove the John B. Castleman monument from its current location.

In a meeting Wednesday, ARC tied 3-3 on the city’s application to move the statue; without a majority of votes in support of the application, it was effectively denied. The city’s appeal will be submitted to the Landmarks Commission within the next 30 days.

Jan 23 2019 $34 million mixed-use development planned west of Ninth

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the historic, long vacant warehouse located at 1405 W. Broadway has been acquired by the Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI) to be redeveloped into a $34 million mixed-use development.

Jan 22 2019 Mayor's Office and Fund for the Arts announce new mural festival

Mayor Greg Fischer together with Fund for the Arts, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Steering Committee and Louisville Visual Art today announced a transformational two-week mural festival set to launch in fall of 2019. The Imagine Mural Festival will bring talented artists from Louisville and beyond together to create artworks that uncover the untold stories of one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods with the Smoketown neighborhood hosting the mural festival this year.

Jan 18 2019 Mayor Fischer launches Lean Into Louisville to confront and examine history of discrimination

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Lean Into Louisville, an unprecedented series of presentations, conversations, activities and art exhibits that will explore and confront the history and legacy of all forms of discrimination and inequality in the city and the country.

Jan 17 2019 Mayor Fischer: State of the City is strong; Louisville is well-positioned for the future; and we need to brag!

Delivering his ninth annual State of the City address from the Muhammad Ali Center on The Champ’s birthday, Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged the community to have the same courage, vision and determination that made Ali one of the most beloved, respected and well-known people the world has ever seen.

Jan 16 2019 Mayor Fischer celebrates decision to rename Louisville airport to honor Muhammad Ali

Mayor Greg Fischer said he is pleased and proud of today’s decision by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board to rename the city’s airport for its native son Muhammad Ali.

The new name is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. The airport’s three-letter International Air Transport Association (IATA) Location Identifier – SDF – will not change.