Mar 7 2019 Council Members offer alternative plan to deal with pension situation, budget cuts and new revenue

An alternative proposal has been offered to deal with the $35 million projected deficit in the coming Metro Government budget due to pension obligations, increased health care costs and revenue shortfalls. It calls for raising the insurance tax rate on all forms of insurance, other than health, in a more conservative manner and raising the car rental fee. It also calls for cuts or policy changes in Metro Government departments and all levels of management.

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.

“We are providing opportunities for Council members and the public to learn more about our situation, get their questions answered, and let us know what they think.” said Budget Committee Chair Bill Hollander.

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 9 2019 “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, January 23

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the next “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.      

“We are always happy to hear from constituents. To make those meetings more convenient, we hold office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.

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 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 13 2018 District 9 residents to “Meet with Bill” on Thursday, November 29th

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the next “Meet with Bill” on Thursday, November 29, 2018.     

“We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make those meetings more convenient, we hold office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.

Oct 17 2018 October D9 Community Conversation Focuses on Short-Term Rentals

Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend the next D9 Community Conversation. A representative of Louisville Metro Planning & Design will join Councilman Hollander to discuss current ordinances regarding short-term rentals and proposed changes, and to answer questions and hear comments from the public. Short-term residential rentals are available through Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and similar companies.

Sep 12 2018 “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, September 19

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the next “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, September 19th.      

“We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make those meetings more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.

Aug 16 2018 August D9 Community Conversation Focuses on Health & Wellness

Have questions about the Hepatitis A outbreak or other public health issues? Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend a D9 Community Conversation, featuring a presentation from the Louisville Metro Department of Health & Wellness.

The meeting is Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Jul 16 2018 Councilman Hollander invites District 9 residents to “Meet with Bill” on Tuesday, July 24

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the next “Meet with Bill” meeting on Tuesday, July 24th.     

“We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make those meetings more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.

Jul 1 2018 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Wednesday, July 4th

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday.

Jun 21 2018 Hollander Highlights Council Budget Changes

Library, Living Room, Dare to Care, and Graffiti Abatement Receive Increased Funding

Following today’s Budget Committee meeting, Budget Chair Bill Hollander (D-9) released the following list of highlights of the amended budget:

Jun 12 2018 Councilman Hollander’s June D9 Community Conversation Focuses on LMPD

Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend a D9 Community Conversation on crime prevention and the Neighborhood Watch Program through LMPD.

The meeting is Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road.

A representative of LMPD will be present to talk about starting a neighborhood watch program in your neighborhood and to answer any questions you may have about crime or crime prevention in the area.

May 16 2018 Council members Welch, Fowler and Yates encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a great spring tradition at the 14th Annual Forest Fest

There a few places in Metro Louisville where you will find scenic beauty and hear great Bluegrass Music. In the springtime, the best place to find both is in the Jefferson Memorial Forest. On Saturday, May 19th Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Cindi Fowler (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) proudly present the 14th Annual Forest Fest.