Jul 13 2020 Government Oversight Committee to vote on Order Investigating Mayor Fischer and first Subpoenas

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) filed an Order to officially launch the Investigation into the action and inaction of the Fischer Administration regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, the death of David McAtee, and related protests in Louisville Metro. The Order will be considered during the next regular meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, July 14th at 5pm.

Jul 2 2020 Councilwoman McCraney invites the public to stay updated on the work of Civilian Review Board Work Group

Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) announces a new online website to give the public an opportunity to stay updated about the work of the Civilian Review Board Work Group.

Jul 1 2020 Council members George and Triplett spread awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire

Two Louisville Metro Council members hope their neighbors have a safe Fourth of July weekend. Council members Nicole George (D-21) and Kevin Triplett (D-15) will continue the annual celebratory gunfire awareness campaign, reminding residents that when people shoot a firearm into the air within a densely populated area it is likely to cause a neighbor damage to their property, injury, or even fatality.

Jun 29 2020 Government Oversight Committee takes first steps in Investigation of Mayor Fischer’s Administration

Government Oversight and Audit Chair Brent Ackerson (D-26) and Vice-Chair Anthony Piagentini (R-19) announce their intention to file a bi-partisan resolution that will initiate an investigation of the decisions made by Mayor Fischer and members of his administration in the events leading up to and following the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. 

Jun 25 2020 Louisville Metro Council approves 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved the 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets for Metro Government for the coming Fiscal Year.

Jun 22 2020 Budget Committee approves 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee approved the 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets for the coming fiscal year.

Jun 18 2020 Councilwoman McCraney is a member of Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020

Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) has been named as one of the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020. This year’s class of 45 participants represent a variety of areas from the public and private sectors.

Jun 18 2020 Metro Council members encourage the community to celebrate Juneteenth in a unique way this year

With the support of several Metro Council members and officials at Waterfront Park, all of Louisville Metro will have the opportunity to celebrate an important moment in America’s history when slavery officially ended. The Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration, a seven-part weekly series, begins airing locally on traditional broadcast outlets and social media this Friday, June 19th in a new unique format to reach a wide audience.

Jun 14 2020 Metro Council reminds voters the polls will be open this week at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center

“The Polls are open!” This week, voters will have the chance to vote early in the June 23rd primary, according to the Jefferson County Election Center. The Louisville Metro Council is trying to get out the word to ensure everyone has the chance to vote if they are not using an absentee ballot.

Jun 11 2020 Metro Council passes Breonna’s Law, “No-Knock” warrants are banned for LMPD

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has banned the use of “No-Knock” warrants after passing Breonna’s Law, an ordinance which also sets guidelines for the execution of all search warrants by Louisville Metro Police officers and requires active body camera whenever a warrant is served.

Jun 8 2020 Council Ackerson calls for further real comprehensive changes to Louisville Search Warrants

Councilman Ackerson is calling for the following change to Breonna’s Law.  First, he is in favor of banning “no knock” warrants and “quick knock” warrants in their entirety.  In its present state, the current proposed legislation bans “no knocks” for the most part, but permits them in limited circumstances.

Jun 5 2020 Metro Council members urge governor to provide guidance for reopening Jefferson County schools in the fall

A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members has signed a letter calling upon Governor Andy Beshear to work with public health officials and school districts across the state to prioritize getting students back into classrooms this fall.

Jun 3 2020 Public Safety Committee approves “Breonna’s Law” an Ordinance to regulate no-knock warrants and the use of body cameras in all search warrants

In a unanimous vote, the Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council has approved “Breonna’s Law” to regulate and provide specific guidelines for the use of no-knock warrants by Louisville Metro Police officers.

May 29 2020 Councilwoman McCraney Assures Community a Thorough Investigation of Civilian Review Models for Louisville Metro

Mayor Greg Fischer named Councilwoman Paula McCraney as co-chair of the newly formed Civilian Review Board Work Group.  She will serve alongside co-chair Deputy Mayor Ellen Hesen, and 31 other community advocates, administration officials, law enforcement representatives, faith leaders and elected officials across the Louisville community.

May 29 2020 The Louisville Metro Council releases statement concerning last night protests and violence surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor

The Louisville Metro Council has issued the following statement after Thursday night’s protests surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor.