Sep 8 2020 President James to host virtual “Talk with David” meeting on Saturday, September 12th

President David James (D-6) hosts his first virtual “Talk with David” meeting this coming Saturday, September 12th at 10:00am.

Sep 3 2020 Metro Council approves forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity for the Russell neighborhood

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approves a $198,000 forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity which will continue the construction of five single-family homes in the Russell Neighborhood.

Sep 3 2020 Metro Council approves forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity for the Russell neighborhood

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approves a $198,000 forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity which will continue the construction of five single-family homes in the Russell Neighborhood.

Aug 26 2020 Councilwoman McCraney invites District 7 residents to join her for the next virtual “Muffins with McCraney”

Councilwoman Paula McCraney invites District 7 residents to join her for the next virtual “Muffins with McCraney” this Saturday, August 29th, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. It is the community’s chance to get caught up on    what’s going on at Metro Council and share any comments and concerns with her.

Aug 24 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces Historic Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church approved for federal restoration grants

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) announces Historic Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church has received the official okay for nearly $1 million in federal grants to stabilize and restore the building that once hosted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement.

Aug 21 2020 Council Members George and Mulvihill in support of “Prosper Preston” partnership

Councilmembers Nicole George  (D-21) and Pat Mulvihill (D-10) support the effort of a coalition of community members, area business owners, and civic leaders who have formed the “Prosper Preston” partnership to create connection between communities linked by Preston Highway and support efforts to move the corridor to its fullest potential.

Aug 21 2020 Councilwoman Purvis and President James applaud today’s action by Codes and Regulations and LMPD for Dino’s to vacate the premises

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) and President David James (D-6) applaud the action by Code Enforcement and LMPD for Dino’s at 2601 W Broadway to vacate the premises. The action follows recent findings that determined Dino’s as a public nuisance 

Aug 20 2020 Government Oversight Committee welcomes Amicus Curiae brief by transparency expert rebuffing Administration efforts to evade public testimony

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26), chair of the Louisville Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Audit Committee is issuing the following update to the community on the latest legal fight over the committee’s investigation into the Fischer Administration

Aug 18 2020 Councilwoman Donna Purvis, Russ Smith Foundation, and Louisville Attorney Nick Wilson to honor Breonna Taylor

Lannan Memorial Park will honor the life of Breonna Taylor with a very special mural in an area designed to bring people together. The park joins other parks across the United States that have honored the young Louisville woman in the spirit of healing and unity.

Aug 18 2020 Call to action goes out for local artists to help in honoring Breonna Taylor

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is putting out the call for local artists who would like to be a part of a new community project that will honor the life of Breonna Taylor.

Aug 13 2020 Councilman Yates organizes Breonna Taylor Criminal Law Education Forum with the University of Louisville

Councilman David Yates (D-25) announces a special discussion in partnership with UofL’s Law School, Department of Justice Administration & Department of Criminal Justice. Representatives from each department will join acclaimed local attorneys to speak to the legal elements of charging a citizen of murder or lesser offenses and the foundation of due process as they specifically pertain to the shooting and loss of Breonna Taylor.  

Aug 9 2020 Louisville Metro Council to livestream all meetings on Facebook Live!

The Louisville Metro Council will livestream all its regular meetings and committee meetings on Facebook Live beginning on Monday, August 10th with the Committee on Equity and Inclusion at 3:00pm.

 

Jul 28 2020 Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee to receive an update on COVID 19 in Louisville Metro and continue discussion on racism as a public health issue

The Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hear firsthand Louisville Metro’s current efforts in fighting COVID 19. The committee will also continue its discussion on racism as a public health crisis when it meets on Wednesday, July 29th.

Jul 27 2020 Government Oversight Committee to question City and TARC leaders; Committee will move forward on sexual harassment investigation

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) will question Louisville Metro Government and Transit Authority of River City (TARC) leaders at their next regular meeting, tomorrow Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm.  

Jul 17 2020 Councilman Winkler calls upon JCPS to work with community partners to provide in-person learning for the coming school year

Councilman Markus Winkler (D-17) is calling upon the Jefferson County Public School Board to reconsider any decision not to resume in-person learning to begin the upcoming school year.