Feb 21 2019 Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 21st the Metro Council’s Community Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding residents and volunteers as part of its 17th Annual Black History Month Program.

Feb 19 2019 Metro Council Budget Committee Announces Schedule for Hearings

The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee is announcing the following schedule for hearings on the increase in pension contributions required by the Kentucky Retirement Systems, possible reductions in Metro services and a proposed increase in the insurance premium tax. 

Feb 18 2019 Metro Council Members file Ordinance to deal with pension situation by raising the insurance tax

Facing a $65 million-dollar budget gap over the next four years due to increased pension payments, Metro Council President David James along with Caucus Chair Pat Mulvihill, Budget Chair Bill Hollander, and Budget members Barbara Sexton Smith and Markus Winkler are sponsoring an ordinance to increase the city’s tax rates on home, life, marine and miscellaneous insurances.  

Feb 18 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces next free pork loin giveaway will be on Tuesday, February 19th in District 4

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and JBS (formerly Swift Co.) have announced the next giveaway of 60 plus fresh pork loins will be Tuesday, February 19th at Grace Hope Presbyterian Church.

Feb 13 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces next Get Connected Cake Walk with LMPD set for this Friday, February 15th

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith announces the next District 4 Get Connected Cake Walk she and LMPD officers will participate in is set for this coming Friday, February 15th. 

Jan 18 2019 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan 18 2019 President James announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2019 Metro Council Committees

Metro Council President David James (D-6) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2019. There will be ten standing committees in the coming year to focus on key issues and address the priorities and needs of Metro Government.

Jan 17 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to partner with JBS to distribute fresh food products in District 4

In an effort to help those who have a hard time getting to a grocery for fresh food, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is partnering with JBS (formerly Swift Co.) to distribute 75 fresh pork loins on Friday, January 18th.

Jan 15 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to kick off the first in a series of monthly “Cake Walks” with LMPD on Tuesday

January 15th is a very special day for Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). She shares the same birth date as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and on this date the first in a series of monthly “Cake Walks” begin in the district.

Jan 7 2019 Councilman Pat Mulvihill elected 2019 Majority Leader

On Thursday, members of the Democratic Caucus elected Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10) to serve as Majority Caucus Chair for 2019. The position also carries with it the title of President Pro Tem of the Metro Council. The Caucus elected Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) to serve as Vice-Chair.

Dec 26 2018 President James announces Historic City Hall Clock will shine blue in honor of fallen LMPD Detective

President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock will shine in the color blue beginning today and until funeral services are held in honor of Detective Diedre Mengedoht of the LMPD 2nd Division.

Dec 17 2018 COLONELS ACT ON LOUISVILLE HOMELESS; ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO JOIN IN

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) will award a $25,000 emergency grant for specific tangible items to the Coalition for the Homeless, a Louisville organization working to prevent and end homelessness.

Dec 13 2018 Councilwomen Sexton Smith to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Dr. James E. Miller

He served the community of Louisville for more than 40 years as a pastor and an advocate for housing and civil rights for all in the city. On Saturday, December 15th, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family and friends of the late Dr. James E. Miller and unveil an honorary sign on Golden Rule Way near the church where he preached.

Dec 6 2018 Metro Council’s Budget Committee approves additional funding to deal with homeless issues

The Metro Council’s Budget Committee has approved $546,791 in an effort to deal with the current homeless problem in Metro Louisville. The funding was found as part of the year-end budget adjustment after the completion of audits of the 2017 -2018 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Nov 30 2018 President James releases a statement on behalf of the Metro Council on the death of Wayne Estopinal

Metro Council President David James (D-6) releases a statement on behalf of the Louisville Metro Council after learning of the death of Wayne Estopinal, a founding owner of LouCity FC.