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 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 23 2020 Councilwoman Purvis encourages West Louisville residents to take advantage of drive-thru COVID 19 testing to be held for two weeks at Shawnee Park beginning April 27th

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is encouraging residents of West Louisville to take advantage of free drive in testing next week in Shawnee Park to get control of the COVID 19 virus.

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 16 2020 “Two in One Week.” Councilwoman Purvis praises both SWMS and Code Enforcement for catching illegal dumpers again in District 5

For a second time in one week, Enforcement Officers of Solid Waste Management Services have impounded a vehicle for illegal dumping in Louisville Metro which was the fourth impounded vehicle for the year. This time, SWMS officers got an assist from Metro Code Enforcement in the Portland area.

Apr 15 2020 Councilwoman Purvis thanks SWMS officers and an alert citizen as the 3rd vehicle of 2020 was impounded for illegal dumping

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) would like to say ‘thank you’ to those involved in impounding the 3rd vehicle of 2020 for illegal dumping in Louisville Metro.

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.

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.

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.

Jan 30 2020 Councilwoman Purvis partners with Omega Psi Phi for a neighborhood cleanup on West Chestnut Street this Saturday

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is partnering with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on Saturday, February 1st for a neighborhood cleanup between the 2400 to 2600 blocks of West Chestnut Street.

Jan 24 2020 Councilwoman Purvis partners with Louisville Fire Department to check smoke detectors in the Shawnee Neighborhood

Councilwoman Donna Purvis is partnering with the Louisville Fire Department to focus a public safety effort in the Shawnee Neighborhood. The goal; to check homes for working smoke detectors. A door to door effort will get underway on Saturday January 25th   


Jan 22 2020 Councilwoman Purvis announces satellite office ready for 2020 and open this weekend for District 5 residents

Councilwoman Donna Purvis announces her satellite office will be open for business this coming Saturday, January 25th to begin the year of talking with residents who may have issues or concerns with Metro Government.

Dec 6 2019 Light up Shawnee Brings New Holiday Event to West Louisville

Come join us this Saturday December 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the French Plaza located at 311 Amy Avenue for a huge community wide Christmas party!