Oct 23 2018 Louisville’s positive credit ratings sustained, based on strong economy, sound management

Citing Louisville’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility, the nationally recognized credit rating services Fitch Ratings, Inc. and Moody’s Investors Service have again granted Louisville Metro positive bond ratings.

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.

Mar 12 2018 Louisville Metro and Airbnb announce tax agreement

Louisville Metro and Airbnb announced today the finalization of an agreement that will allow the company to collect and remit taxes on behalf of its hosts in Louisville and Jefferson County. Effective April 1, Airbnb will automatically collect and remit the Louisville Transient Room Tax (8.5%) for taxable bookings. The agreement allows Louisville to fully benefit from people visiting and staying longer through home sharing.

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.

Nov 27 2017 Louisville Metro budget balanced for Fiscal Year 2016-17

Increased revenues largely offset public safety related expenditures

Louisville Metro Government has ended the 2016-2017 fiscal year with a balanced budget while also growing the “Rainy Day Fund” to $68.9 million, up from $67.9 million, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. 

Oct 3 2017 Louisville’s strong economy, sound management leads to positive credit ratings from ‘Big 3’ agencies

Three nationally recognized credit rating services are citing Louisville Metro’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility as the basis for again granting positive bond ratings.

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.” 

Apr 27 2017 Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with emphasis on public safety

Plan keeps Louisville’s economic momentum going with targeted investments in affordable housing, new Northeast Library, quality of life

Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a new city budget that focuses heavily on public safety, including significant investments in LMPD, while continuing the city’s momentum, with investments in affordable housing, paving and a new Northeast Regional Library.

Apr 27 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks for the 2017-18 proposed budget

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks to the Louisville Metro Council for the recommended executive budget of 2017-18:

 

Thank you.

I’m honored to be here, and to serve alongside each of you.

A special word of thanks to our newest councilmembers:

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith

Councilman Brandon Coan                                              

Councilman Scott Reed 

Mar 14 2017 Metro Government earns top budgeting award for fourth consecutive year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Louisville Metro Government its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year.

This represents the GFOA’s highest recognition for government budgeting.

Apr 14 2016 New vendor portal allows Metro to “buy local” more often

Citing an effort to increase its ability to help small businesses and “buy local” more often, Mayor Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government has added a new vendor portal on the Division of Purchasing’s page of the city website.

Jul 31 2015 GPS Tracking Being Added to City Vehicle Fleet

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that many vehicles in the city fleet will soon be outfitted with a new tool aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and driving safety, and improving maintenance.

Jun 5 2015 Mayor outlines parks budget investments at Mary T. Meagher aquatic facility

A critically needed new pool filter at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center is part of the $7.4 million in parks improvements and maintenance included in Mayor Greg Fischer’s recommended city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Fischer and parks’ officials outlined the investments at the Mary T., one of the most heavily used parks facilities, which hosts tens of thousands of users and groups of all ages each year. 

May 28 2015 Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with no new taxes; invests in road paving, body cameras, housing

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an $873 million spending plan that does not raise taxes and is designed to  strengthen physical, economical, educational and social connections across Louisville.

Feb 19 2015 City on Track for Balanced Budget

Metro Government should be able to end the 2015 fiscal year with a balanced budget, despite revenues being down slightly through the year’s midpoint.