Feb 24 2020 Mayor calls for reforms at TARC to address allegations raised against ex-director

At today’s meeting of TARC’s Board of Directors and its interim executive directors, Mayor Greg Fischer called for several changes at the transit agency to address issues raised in recent harassment allegations against the agency’s former Executive Director, Ferdinand Risco. 

Feb 21 2020 Louisville Metro Government reaches agreement for Crescent Hill Golf Course

 Louisville Metro Government has reached an agreement with Kentucky Golf Hall of Famer George “Moe” Demling to operate Crescent Hill Golf Course.

Feb 13 2020 Citing strong economy, city forecasts higher-than-expected revenue in FY20; long-term budget challenges remain

Would provide temporary relief from new cuts in FY21, but not enough recurring revenue to restore FY20 cuts or address long-term challenges

Presenting a half-year budget update to Metro Council today, the city’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) echoed two points that Mayor Greg Fischer made a week ago in in his annual State of the City address:  1) Louisville’s economy is strong; and 2) long-term budget challenges, caused largely by an increasing state pension obligation, continue.

Feb 6 2020 Mayor Fischer: State of the City remains strong


With a focus on our youth, he urges deeper investment to secure a bright and hopeful future for all

Delivering his 10th annual State of the City address from the new Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, Mayor Greg Fischer today reflected on the city’s economic growth and achievements, as well as the systemic challenges facing our city, state and nation, and the steps Louisville must take to realize its full potential.

Feb 6 2020 Mayor Fischer's 2020 State of the City remarks

On Feb. 6, 2020, Mayor Greg Fischer delivered the annual State of the City address at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA:

 

Thank you.

I wanted to deliver my 10th State of the City address here, because this beautiful building symbolizes the evolution of our city, our country and our world.  

The first YMCA of Louisville opened in 1853.

The President was Franklin Pierce. 

Our mayor was James Speed. 

Jan 28 2020 Mayor, UPS sign extension of Metropolitan College program

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined UPS Vice President Tracy Roberts and representatives from the University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College at UPS Worldport today to ceremonially sign a memorandum of association (MOA) for extension of the Metropolitan College program. This partnership provides Metro College participants with employment and tuition-free educational opportunities.

Jan 27 2020 Louisville Census Office celebrates grand opening

censusMayor Greg Fischer today joined U.S. Census Bureau representatives and community leaders to officially open the Louisville Census office.

Jan 21 2020 Mayor appoints Sabeen Nasim as Director of the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Sabeen Nasim as Director of the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization, which works to implement new strategies to engage and welcome Louisville’s international community.

Jan 15 2020 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against JUUL for its role in fueling vaping crisis that has kids addicted to nicotine

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc., the largest manufacturer and seller of e-cigarettes and vaping products, for its role in fueling the community health crisis of nicotine addiction, especially among young people. 

Jan 15 2020 Louisville Metro Government opens second Wellness Center for employees and dependents

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped cut the ribbon on a second Wellness Center for Louisville Metro Government employees and their dependents. The center, located at 6127 Airport Hotels Blvd. off Fern Valley Road, is managed by Concentra and provides annual physicals, urgent care and primary care needs to employees with Louisville Metro Government insurance. Additionally, the new center offers access to a dietician, x-ray and physical therapy services.

Jan 14 2020 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other community 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 19 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2019.

Jan 9 2020 Mayor Fischer honors civil rights pioneer Mattie Jones with the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that nationally renowned civil rights and social justice activist Mattie Jones is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Jan 8 2020 Mayor Fischer, community partners, urge residents to be counted in 2020 Census

With the 2020 U.S. Census less than 90 days away, Mayor Fischer today rallied with community partners working to help ensure a complete and proper count of all Louisville residents.

Jan 6 2020 Mayor and Council proposing property tax change to fight neighborhood displacement

Mayor Greg Fischer and several Metro Council members are proposing changes to the city’s property tax moratorium program that would enhance anti-displacement efforts in neighborhoods experiencing rapid investment.

Dec 30 2019 Mayor Fischer and Gov. Beshear join Rep. Yarmuth to announce $1.5 million federal grant allowing YouthBuild Louisville to expand its services for ‘Opportunity Youth’

Gov. Andy Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer joined U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth today in announcing that YouthBuild Louisville is receiving a $1.5 million grant from the U.S.