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 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 20 2019 Councilman Winkler to host Louisville Budget Town Hall Meeting for District 17

Councilman Markus Winkler (D-17) will host a Town Hall Meeting on the current budget situation facing Metro Government on Tuesday, February 26th for residents who would like to know more about what is being proposed.

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 4 2019 Councilman Winkler encourages residents to come out for “Coffee with your Councilman” on Thursday, February 7th

Councilman Markus Winkler is inviting residents of District 17 to come have “Coffee with your Councilman” on Thursday, February 7th from 8:30am to 9:30am.

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 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.

Aug 13 2018 Nine New SpeedAlert Radar Devices are unveiled and ready for Deployment in Louisville Metro

Representatives from the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus as well as the Louisville  Metro Police Department participated in an event to demonstrate a new tool that has been purchased to help deter speeding and promote safety. Earlier this year, the nine Republican Members of the Louisville Metro Council pooled their discretionary funds to purchase nine SpeedAlert web-enabled radar message displays. 

Aug 11 2018 Nine New SpeedAlert Radar Devices to be unveiled

Representatives from the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus as well as Louisville Metro Police and Jefferson County Public Schools will participate in an event to demonstrate a new tool that has been purchased to help deter speeding and promote safety. A total of nine new SpeedAlert web-enabled radar display devices will be announced and demonstrated.

Jun 22 2018 Minority Caucus Meeting Announced for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 prior to the Metro Council’s Final vote on the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget documents. The meeting will take place in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street).

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.

May 9 2018 Completion of Urton Lane Bridge Celebrated

Mayor and Councilman mark completion of Phase I of Urton Lane Project

May 8 2018 Urton Lane Press Conference May 9, 2018

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release

WHO:

Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20 
Mayor Greg Fischer
Governor Matt Bevin
Vanessa Burns, Louisville Metro Director Public Works
David Mindel, Mindel Scott & Associates
Greg Oakley, Partner, Hollenbach-Oakley

WHAT: