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.

Oct 14 2016 Councilman David Tandy hosts 12th Annual Willie Bright Community Resource Fair for District 4

Councilman David Tandy (D-4) will host the 12th Annual Willie Bright Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 15th at Baxter Park from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Since it began, the Community Resource Fair is an opportunity for the community to come together for fun and connect with many groups whose goals are to improve their lives and the lives of their family.

Oct 1 2016 Historic City Hall goes pink in October as a reminder for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is usually a month associated with orange and black. However, this weekend the city will focus its attention on the color pink to let every woman know it’s time to do something to fight a killer. Beginning October 1st, the Historic City Hall Clock Tower at Sixth and Jefferson will glow pink as a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Sep 22 2016 Councilman Tandy announces “2nd Annual Louisville Metro Diverse Business Fair” returns to aid minority and women owned businesses

Councilman David Tandy (D-4) announces the return of an important opportunity for small businesses in the Metro Louisville area when the 2nd Annual Louisville Metro Diverse Business Fair gets under way on Tuesday, October 25th.

Sep 22 2016 Metro Council approves rental registry ordinance for rental properties in Metro Louisville

By a vote of 17 to 4, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved an ordinance which will create a rental registry of all rental properties in Metro Louisville. The goal of the ordinance is to be proactive in improving quality of life issues in Metro Louisville.

Jul 1 2016 The Minimum Wage in Louisville Metro is $8.25 an Hour

On July 1st, the minimum wage in Louisville Metro jumped to $8.25, up fifty cents, as a result of action taken by the Metro Council to eventually raise the rate to $9.00 an hour by July 1st, 2017.

Jun 23 2016 Metro Council approves FY 2016 – 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2016- 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets of $822 million for Metro Government.

Jun 5 2016 Metro Council Members on the passing of Muhammad Ali

Several Members of the Louisville Metro Council on the passing of Muhammad Ali

May 17 2016 Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is proud to present a great weekend of music at Forest Fest 2016

In the beautiful setting of the Jefferson Memorial Forest, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is once again hosting what has become a great spring tradition with Forest Fest 2016 on Saturday, May 21st.