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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.