Apr 26 2018 Despite challenges, Mayor’s budget targets investments in public safety, jobs, city’s future

Budget manages pension and health insurance increases, builds on Louisville’s momentum

Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a 2018-2019 city budget that builds on the city’s momentum and commitment to public safety and growing jobs, despite the significant challenges of rising insurance costs and a $9.4 million bump in pension expense.

Apr 26 2018 Mayor Fischer's address for the 2018-19 recommended executive budget

Thank you. 

I’d like to thank each of you for your service to our city through the Metro Council.  I’m proud to serve alongside you. 

When we each swore an oath to “faithfully execute, to the best of my ability,” the office we’d been elected to serve, we knew it was a great honor.

We also knew it was a great responsibility, one with rewards and challenges, obligations and opportunities.

Apr 25 2018 Mayor Fischer’s 2018 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 205,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

Volunteers cleaned neighborhoods, built beds for children and collected canned goods for the hungry. They donated bicycles to refugees, fed the homeless from food trucks and collected inspiring stories and scarves for women facing cancer.

Apr 12 2018 Mayor Fischer's seventh-annual 'Give A Day' Week of Service starts Saturday

Still time to get involved; volunteers needed through the week, April 14-22                            

Thousands of Louisvillians will be volunteering and participating in acts of compassion -- from neighborhood cleanups to donating canned foods for the hungry – as part of the Mayor’s annual Give A Day Week of Service, which kicks off Saturday.

Mar 28 2018 Mayor Fischer proclaims Friday ‘Wear Red Day’ to support women’s Final Four-bound Cardinals

Mayor Greg Fischer today proclaimed that Friday will be Wear Red Day in Louisville to support the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team in the Final Four.

Mar 27 2018 Mayor Fischer announces additional policies for all city programs involving children, teenagers

After an extensive review of city programs and policies, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) is expanding its internal policies to better prevent and respond to child abuse in any youth-serving city program.

Mar 19 2018 Mayor Fischer, JCPS kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities across Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the kickoff of Louisville’s participation in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, a campaign to boost violence prevention awareness and strategies for youth, parents, teachers, school personnel and community members.

Mar 9 2018 Assistance available for residents impacted by Louisville flooding

Mayor Greg Fischer joined with U of L Football Coach Bobby Petrino today to announce plans for a special flood relief fund to help aid families who have been hit hard by the flooding.

The fund was created with a $100,000 donation from Bobby and Becky Petrino and the Petrino Family Foundation, as part of its #LoveLouisville campaign, and will go to families displaced by the flood, as well as to help people cover some of their clean-up and recovery costs.

Mar 8 2018 Louisville Metro earns 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant

Smart Cities CouncilLouisville Metro is among five recipients of the Smart Cities Council’s 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, which will provide mentoring and tailored products and services to acce

Mar 5 2018 Mayor Fischer to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’ to developing Louisville's talent pipeline

A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018.

“Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.”

Mar 2 2018 Louisville Metro Government earns top budgeting award for fifth consecutive year

Louisville Metro Government has again earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the fifth consecutive year GFOA has granted the award – its highest recognition for government budgeting – to Metro.

Mar 2 2018 Mayor Fischer announces assistance for those needing help with flood cleanup, as well as ways to help

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville residents who need assistance cleaning up from the past week’s flooding can call Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 to get connected with volunteers who are helping with recovery efforts.

Feb 26 2018 Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service.

This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season.

Feb 21 2018 Louisville proposal is a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

 

City receives up to $100,000 for testing phase in competition for Grand Prize for innovative solutions to urgent challenges

Louisville is among 35 Champion Cities announced today as finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face.

Feb 20 2018 Mayor Fischer advises citizens of proposed Anchorage-Middletown East fire district merger

 Mayor Greg Fischer’s office announced today that the Anchorage and Middletown East Fire Districts have filed a merger petition with the Jefferson County Clerk’s office.

The Mayor’s office received a letter about the proposed merger, and is releasing it publicly to ensure that Middletown and Anchorage property owners are aware of the proposal, which could result in a property tax increase in the newly merged entity.