Aug 18 2020 Councilmembers File Resolution Seeking the Resignation of Mayor Greg Fischer

Today I joined six of my colleagues in co-sponsoring a resolution (R-110-20) that seeks a vote of no-confidence in the leadership of Mayor Fischer and requests his resignation from office.

Jun 11 2020 Metro Council passes Breonna’s Law, “No-Knock” warrants are banned for LMPD

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has banned the use of “No-Knock” warrants after passing Breonna’s Law, an ordinance which also sets guidelines for the execution of all search warrants by Louisville Metro Police officers and requires active body camera whenever a warrant is served.

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.

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 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.

Apr 8 2020 Councilwoman Parker Concludes Self-quarantine following the end of Symptoms and Negative COVID-19 Test Results

Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) is concluding her self-quarantine after a few days of no longer having symptoms of the virus and later testing negative for COVID-19 at the hospital at where Councilwoman Parker works as a registered nurse (RN).

Apr 1 2020 Councilwoman Parker self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 while serving as nurse at local hospital

Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) is self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 as a result of her work as a part-time registered nurse (RN) at a local hospital. Parker is currently dealing with some symptoms that are associated with the virus, but has not yet been tested and will continue to self-quarantine until she is given clearance by her doctors and the hospital where she is working on the front lines to help fight this pandemic.

Jan 10 2020 Metro Council Republicans Elect Kramer and Reed as Minority Caucus Leaders for 2020

Louisville, KY – During their first Caucus meeting of 2020, the seven Republican members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus unanimously elected Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) to the position of Caucus Chair and Councilman Scott Reed (District 16) as Caucus Vice-Chair.

Jan 8 2020 Minority Caucus to hold first meeting of 2020

For Immediate Release                                  

Minority Caucus to hold first meeting of 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus will meet at 4 p.m. on the Thursday, January 9, 2020.  This meeting will be the first meeting of 2020 for the Minority Caucus and will include the election of Caucus Chair and Caucus Vice-Chair.

Nov 27 2019 Metro Council's Minority Caucus Meeting Cancelled

Louisville, KY: The Louisville Metro Council's Minority Caucus will not meet on Thursday, November 28, 2019 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The next regularly scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 202 of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street). 

Aug 2 2019 Councilwoman Parker to Host Pickleball Classes this Saturday at Des Pres Park

Louisville, KY – Pickleball is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in Louisville. Over the past few years Councilwoman Marilyn Parker and others have invested in constructing new pickleball courts at Des Pres Park as well as other Louisville Metro Parks to address demand.

May 2 2019 Location and Meeting Changes for Minority Caucus

Louisville, KY: The Minority Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council announces the movement of their weekly meetings from Room 207 to Room 200 of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street). The Caucus will continue to meet in room 200 until the end of the Metro Budget Cycle (July 1, 2019).  

The Minority Caucus will not meet today, May 2, 2019, and will return to meeting weekly next Thursday, May 9, 2019 at our new location.

Mar 26 2019 Council Members to hold news conference concerning Insurance Rate Premium Tax vote and announced Administration Budget Cuts News Conference set for Tuesday, March 26th

Louisville – A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members will hold a news conference on Tuesday, March 26th to discussion their recent vote on the proposed Insurance Premium Tax rate increase.

Members of the Metro Council plan to discuss the reasoning behind their vote as well as their thoughts on budget cuts already announced by the Fischer Administration.

Jan 7 2019 Metro Council Republicans Elect Kramer and Peden as Caucus Leaders for 2019

For Immediate Release                                                       

Date: January 7, 2019

Media Contact: Stephen Haag - 574-1204 / 645-1752

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.