Apr 24 2019 Mayor’s 2019 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 235,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

With volunteers cleaning neighborhoods, donating bikes to refugees, building beds for local youth and collecting canned goods and personal care items, Mayor Greg Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service made a big impact on the city and amounted to more than 235,000 acts of volunteerism and compassion during the week that ended Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Apr 24 2019 Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Louisville as an American city best at using data to improve residents’ lives in 2019

Second annual What Works Cities Certification recognizes Louisville for using data and evidence to solve local issues and prepare for future challenges

Apr 24 2019 Mayor Fischer makes multiple appointments to Metro Government leadership

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced promotions for multiple Louisville Metro Government officials who have been running the Louisville Metro Office for Performance Improvement, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development, and Louisville Metro Office for Housing and Community Development on

Apr 22 2019 Check Your Blind Spots national tour unites Louisville in addressing diversity & inclusion issues, April 22 - 26

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the city will welcome the CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2019. The national bus tour is made possible by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the country.

Apr 15 2019 City, Google Fiber reach agreement providing for restoration of infrastructure affected by Google Fiber construction

Google Fiber will pay $3.84 million to Louisville Metro Government (LMG) to restore roads and other public rights-of-way affected by its departing service in Louisville.

Apr 10 2019 Give blood with the Red Cross during Mayor Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service

April is National Volunteer Month. The American Red Cross is teaming up with Mayor Greg Fischer to host a special blood drive during the eighth annual Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service. The community is invited to take part in the inaugural Mayor’s Give A Day Blood Drive, Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. 4th St. in Louisville.

Apr 8 2019 Mayor, JCPS kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities across city

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Urban League, community organizations and local youth to kick off Louisville’s participation in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, a week-long initiative to raise violence prevention awareness and strategies for youth, parents, teachers, school personnel and community members to prevent youth violence before it happens.

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.