Apr 10 2017 Councilwoman Sexton Smith hosts District 4 Community Connection

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith announces the first two of several District 4 Community Connection meetings for residents to talk over issues and concerns and learn more about various agencies and programs of Metro Government.

Mar 31 2017 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to host several MSD Community Conversation Meetings in April and everyone is encouraged to attend

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith will host a series of three meetings in District 4 with the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) for discussion of MSD’s recently completed 20-year Critical Repair and Reinvestment Plan.

Mar 20 2017 Metro Council Democrats call on President Trump to go slow in repealing the Affordable Care Act because of its potential impact on people and the city’s budget

On Monday, March 20th, members of the Democratic Caucus held a news conference prior to the visit of President Donald Trump to the city. The members asked the President to take a step back and move slowly in repealing the ACA because of its impact on local health care and the city’s budget.

Mar 19 2017 Council Members Sexton Smith and Mulvihill to host community meeting on proposed liquor store in District 4

A proposed liquor store on South Shelby Street will be the subject of an important community meeting hosted by Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and  Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10) on Tuesday, March 21st.

Mar 8 2017 Metro Council Members Hamilton and Sexton Smith to participate in “Meet your Legislators” program on Saturday March 11th

Metro Councilwomen Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will be on hand this Saturday, March 11th to talk with constituents when the next “Meet Your Legislators” program gets underway at the Portland Library.

Feb 24 2017 Councilwomen Sexton Smith and Hamilton to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Michael T. White

On Saturday, February 25th, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will join the family, friends and others touched by the late Michael T. White and unveil an honorary sign at 22nd and Jefferson Streets to commemorate his life and legacy in Metro Louisville.  

Feb 23 2017 Metro Council Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at 15th Annual Black History Month Program

On Thursday, February 23rd, the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding community leaders and volunteers as part of its 15th Annual Black History Month Program

Jan 21 2017 Council Members James and Sexton Smith call on Kroger to reverse its decision to close Second Street Store

Flanked by residents and supporters in Old Louisville and surrounding neighborhoods, Council members David James (D-6) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) called upon Kroger Co. to come back to the table and reach a new lease agreement with the property owner to keep the Second Street Store open.

Jan 19 2017 President Yates announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2017 Metro Council Committees

Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2017.  Several of the Metro Council’s nine Standing Committees will be merged to efficiently address the priorities and needs for Metro Government.

Jan 13 2017 Council members James and Sexton Smith to hold support rally to keep the Kroger store on Second Street open

Council members David James (D-6) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will hold a support rally following the announced decision to close the Kroger located 924 S. 2nd St.

Jan 6 2017 Council Members Sexton Smith and James are disappointed to learn that Kroger is closing Second Street Store

Council Members Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and David James (D-6) have expressed their disappointment in learning of the decision by Kroger to close its store at Second Street and Breckinridge Street by the end of January. 

Dec 29 2016 Metro Council Offices to observe the New Year’s Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year Holiday.

Dec 20 2016 Rental Registry for rental properties in Metro Louisville is now up and running online

A new Rental Registry for all rental property in Metro Louisville is now up and running online following the passage of an ordinance in September by the Louisville Metro Council. Effective March 1, 2017, all property located in Louisville Metro and occupied or offered for occupancy in exchange for money or any other consideration must be registered with Louisville Metro Government. 

Dec 15 2016 Metro Council approves $6.2 million in the Midyear Budget Adjustment spending to focus on violent crime and homicides

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night approved $6.2 million in spending for a focused effort to combat violent crime in the city where the homicide rate has climbed to 119 in Metro Louisville for the current year. 

Dec 12 2016 Council members work with LMPD Second Division to help make gun safety a priority during the holiday season and year round

Council members Jessica Green (D-1), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David Tandy (D-4) Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) and David James (D-6) have appropriated more than $2000 to purchase an initial order of 300 gunlocks to be given to residents of LMPD’s Second Division.