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 20 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith releases statement concerning events surrounding the shooting of Breonna Taylor

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) has released the following statement and call for action in the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor

May 11 2020 Metro Council Members File Resolution asking Congress to fund Emergency Rental Assistance in future stimulus package

In an effort to assist renters, at a news conference on Monday, members of the Louisville Metro Council were joined by the Louisville Apartment Association to call on Congress to include Emergency Rental Assistance funding in the upcoming stimulus package.

Apr 28 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith asks everyone to honor “Workers’ Memorial Day”

April 28th is a special day of remembrance throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States. "Workers' Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health. It is also a time to promote campaigns in the fight for improvements in workplace safety,” said Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), 

Apr 23 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for second meat donation of 2000 lbs. to help those in need

For a second time this month, JBS (formally Swift) increased its help to the community with another generous donation of 2000 pounds of pork products to nonprofits agencies to help those in need during the COVID 19 crisis. 

Apr 23 2020 Members of the Democratic Caucus offer statements on Mayor Greg Fisher’s Budget proposal

The members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council offer the following statement on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2020-2021 FY Capital and Operating Budgets

Apr 20 2020 The Louisville Metro Council send letter Congressional Leaders asking for federal help to keep cities viable during COVID 19

Today the 26-member Louisville Metro Council sent a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman John Yarmuth asking them to support additional federal funding for state and local governments.  

Apr 11 2020 Metro Council Leadership to hold news conference on moving forward with legislation and committees during COVID 19 crisis in the coming weeks News Conference set for Monday April 13th at 1:30pm

Louisville – President David James (D- 6), Majority Caucus Chair Markus Winkler (D-17) and Minority Caucus Chair Kevin Kramer (R-11) will hold a news conference on Monday, April 13th to lay out how the Metro Council will continue to work to address legislation and improve public participation in the budget and legislative processes while continuing to adhere to safety recommendations in our effort to combat the COVI D19 virus.

Apr 8 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for 1000 lbs. meat donation to help those in need

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) thanked JBS (formally Swift) this morning for the company’s generous donation of 1000 pounds of meat to assist those in need in the community.  

Apr 2 2020 Shelby Park Neighborhood Association encourages Front Porch Fridays as neighbors stay alone on their porches, practicing social distancing, but together!

Shelby Park Neighborhood Association announced today it will promote Front Porch Fridays as a means of acting independently while apart but together during this time when the Mayor and Metro Council encourages everyone to practice social distancing and other means to avoid transmittal of the COVID-19 as restrictions remain in place.

Mar 18 2020 Democratic Caucus will meet on Thursday, March 19th

The Louisville Metro Council Democrat Caucus will meet at its regularly scheduled time on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. In light of the pending states of emergency declared by federal, state and local Chief Executives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the various directives and guidance issued in connection with those emergency declarations, the meeting will be held as a video teleconference pursuant to KRS 61.826.

Mar 5 2020 Metro Council approves diversity ordinance for local businesses

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved an ordinance which adds more diversity for local government in procuring goods and services from various business groups, including the LGBT community.

Feb 18 2020 Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders and Volunteers

On Thursday, February 20th the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding residents and volunteers as part of its 18th Annual Black History Month Program.

Feb 12 2020 Council Members host special Community Engagement Event on Saturday, February 15th

Six members of the Louisville Metro Council invite in Louisville to get connected with metro government on Saturday, February 15th during a special community engagement event at the New Republic Bank Foundation YMCA. They want residents, business owners, children and parents to have the opportunity to experience and learn about the newest edition in West Louisville. At the same time, it’s a way to bring government to the people.

Dec 12 2019 “It’s official”, Country Meat Company fills last vacant space in the Logan Street Market

Since it opened two months ago, the new Logan Street Market has been looking for the right company to fill its last vacant space. On Saturday, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will be on hand when the official ribbon is cut to welcome the Country Meat Company to Logan Street.