Sep 7 2017 Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on KyCIR story regarding ICE and LMPD

Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on KyCIR story regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement and LMPD:

 

“LMPD does not enforce federal immigration laws. It does provide assistance to federal agents when there is the potential for danger, when federal agents detain people who have local warrants for their arrest, or when a crime is occurring.

Sep 6 2017 Mayor, Commission on Public Art release review comments

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Commission on Public Art today made public the nearly 850 comments that citizens made through an online form regarding a review of public art in Louisville. The comments can be found here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/public-art-review

Sep 6 2017 City recognized for digital and innovation excellence

  The Center for Digital Government today recognized Louisville Metro as a leader in digitGovernment Experience Awards - Overall Winner

Aug 24 2017 City contracts with Falls Art Foundry for Castleman monument cleanup

The city has contracted with the local Falls Art Foundry to remove a vandal’s paint from the Castleman monument in Cherokee Park. The $8,200 contract includes the cost for paint removal and re-waxing of the monument.

Aug 21 2017 Property tax rates down again in Louisville Metro for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, property tax rates will go down for Louisville residents, according to Metro Government’s Office of Management and Budget.

“The benefits of our economic momentum reach Metro residents in many ways,” said Mayor Fischer. “A decrease in property tax rates is one of them.” 

Aug 21 2017 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against nation’s three largest drug distributors for their role in creating opioid crisis

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids.

Aug 18 2017 Mayor Fischer releases first episode of podcast

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of his new podcast and release of its first episode, which focuses on the events following protests and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Aug 18 2017 Process announced for identifying public art, monuments that could be seen as honoring bigotry, racism, slavery

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the process to identify public artworks and monuments that could be interpreted as honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery.

Aug 15 2017 City announces online form to accept public comment on public art review

Citizens interested in adding their voice to the review of public art that could be interpreted to honor bigotry, discrimination, racism and/or slavery now have an online forum to share their thoughts.

People can visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/public-art-review and add their thoughts to the public conversation.

Aug 14 2017 Mayor Fischer's statement on Aug. 13 rallies and march

From Mayor Greg Fischer:

On Sunday, Aug. 13, our city hosted three separate rallies in support of the people of Charlottesville, Va., and in opposition of the acts of domestic terrorism that occurred there over the weekend.

Aug 13 2017 Mayor Fischer's letter to citizens regarding Charlottesville

Mayor Fischer is traveling after being in New Orleans with other mayors for a leadership meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

He and the others have watched in sadness as the events unfolded in Charlottesville — and he released this letter to citizens.

Aug 13 2017 Mayor calls for review of all public art, in preparation for community discussion about their place in the city

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s directing the Louisville Commission on Public Art to review its catalogue of public art to develop a list of pieces that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery. This is in preparation for a community conversation about their display.

Aug 11 2017 Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment

From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.

Aug 9 2017 WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend


15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere  

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere.

Aug 9 2017 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day

Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park.

“What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!”