Feb 21 2019 Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 21st the Metro Council’s Community Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding residents and volunteers as part of its 17th Annual Black History Month Program.

Feb 20 2019 Councilman Winkler to host Louisville Budget Town Hall Meeting for District 17

Councilman Markus Winkler (D-17) will host a Town Hall Meeting on the current budget situation facing Metro Government on Tuesday, February 26th for residents who would like to know more about what is being proposed.

Feb 20 2019 Council Members George and Triplett to hold community meeting on budget and pension situation

Two members of the Metro Council will cohost a public meeting this coming Saturday, February 23rd to give residents the chance to learn more about the current situation involving pensions and the upcoming budget for Metro Louisville. Council members Nicole George (D-21) and Kevin Triplett (D-15) will be at the Iroquois Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library to talk about the issue beginning at 10:30am.

Feb 19 2019 Councilman Brent Ackerson to Hold Budget Discussion with 26th District Constituents

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) is inviting constituents to join him for a Budget Discussion on Saturday, February 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb 19 2019 Metro Council Budget Committee Announces Schedule for Hearings

The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee is announcing the following schedule for hearings on the increase in pension contributions required by the Kentucky Retirement Systems, possible reductions in Metro services and a proposed increase in the insurance premium tax. 

Feb 19 2019 Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey to host “Office Hours” during the month of March for residents of District 3 and Shively concerning the Metro Budget situation

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) will host a series of “Office Hours” during the month of March before Shively City Council meetings to talk with residents about the budget situation facing Louisville Metro.

Feb 18 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces next free pork loin giveaway will be on Tuesday, February 19th in District 4

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and JBS (formerly Swift Co.) have announced the next giveaway of 60 plus fresh pork loins will be Tuesday, February 19th at Grace Hope Presbyterian Church.

Feb 18 2019 Metro Council Members file Ordinance to deal with pension situation by raising the insurance tax

Facing a $65 million-dollar budget gap over the next four years due to increased pension payments, Metro Council President David James along with Caucus Chair Pat Mulvihill, Budget Chair Bill Hollander, and Budget members Barbara Sexton Smith and Markus Winkler are sponsoring an ordinance to increase the city’s tax rates on home, life, marine and miscellaneous insurances.  

Feb 15 2019 Councilwoman Flood announces next South Central Regional Forum to focus on Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services on February 20th

Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) announces a new year of South Central Regional Forums will start on Wednesday, February 20th focusing on Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services.

Feb 15 2019 Councilman Blackwell begins a new year of District 12 Dialogues with an update on various programs and issues in the district and a discussion on the current pension issue

Councilman Rick Blackwell is encouraging residents to come out for his first District 12 Dialogue of 2019 for a discussion about the upcoming budget for Louisville Metro and the proposed insurance premium tax increase. 

Feb 13 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces next Get Connected Cake Walk with LMPD set for this Friday, February 15th

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith announces the next District 4 Get Connected Cake Walk she and LMPD officers will participate in is set for this coming Friday, February 15th. 

Feb 13 2019 Councilwoman Purvis offers residents free TARC ride to BOZA Hearing on proposed Transitional Housing Permit

Councilwoman Donna Purvis is partnering with TARC to provide a free bus ride to anyone who is concerned about a Conditional Use Permit that has been requested for property at 4610 West Market Street.

Feb 12 2019 Councilman Blackwell begins a new year of District 12 Dialogues with an update on various programs and issues in the district

Councilman Rick Blackwell will start off 2019 with a new series of District 12 Dialogues by inviting residents to learn more about what is going with programs and projects in the district. 

Feb 11 2019 Councilwoman McCraney to Hold Budget Talk with District 7 Constituents

Mayor Greg Fischer has indicated that Louisville Metro faces a serious budget situation with an anticipated deficit of $65 million over the next four years. Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) serves on the Budget Committee and is inviting constituents to join her for a Budget Talk on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. 

Feb 4 2019 President James files Resolution asking the Planning Commission for a review of temporary housing

Prompted by concerns over temporary housing in residential areas, President David James (D-6) is calling for a review of the Land Development Code to see if additional standards need to be considered for approval.