Jan 23 2018 President James announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2018 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 2018. Several of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees will be realigned to focus on key issues and address priorities and needs for Metro Government.

Jan 22 2018 Councilman Lanshima announces District 21 Office Staff

Councilman Vitalis Lanshima announces and welcomes Briana Morgan as District 21’s Legislative Aide.  Ms. Morgan will provide support to Councilman Lanshima in all areas – office and operations management, administration, research and analysis, public relations and communication. 

Jan 12 2018 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Jan 11 2018 Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton elected 2018 Majority Leader

On Thursday, members of the Democratic Caucus elected Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) to serve as Majority Caucus Chair for 2018. The position also carries with it the title of President Pro Tem of the Metro Council. The Caucus elected Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) to serve as Vice-Chair.

Jan 8 2018 Councilman Lanshima to host Town Hall Meetings to discuss MSD Ordinance pending before the Metro Council

Councilman Vitalis Lanshima has announced two public Town Hall Meetings will be held next week for residents of District 21 to learn more about the pending MSD rate increase ordinance currently before the Louisville Metro Council.

Dec 22 2017 Metro Council Offices to observe the Christmas Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Dec 14 2017 Louisville Metro Council selects Vitalis Lanshima as the new District 21 Councilman

The Louisville Metro Council has selected Vitalis Lanshima as the new District 21 Councilman from a field of 13 applicants during its regular meeting on Thursday, December 14th.

Dec 13 2017 President Yates and the Louisville Metro Council seek donations for a Special Holiday Coat Drive for Louisville Metro Children

The Louisville Metro Council is encouraging every person and business in Louisville Metro to join the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and United Auto Workers and donate a new coat or jacket to a child in need.

Nov 17 2017 Metro Council Clerk to Accept Resumes to fill District 21 Vacancy

The Metro Council’s appointed Triumvirate has reviewed the complaints against Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson and has removed him from office thus creating a vacancy within the 21 District Office of the Metro Council.  

Jun 23 2017 Metro Council approves 2017-2018 Operations and Capital Budgets for Metro Government

By a vote of 24 and 0 and one abstention, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the 2017-2018 Capital and Operating Budgets that have a continued emphasis on road paving, vacant and abandoned properties, criminal justice and quality of life investments.

Jun 16 2017 Councilman Blackwell invites the community to the 6th Annual Riverview Independence Festival with fun, music and fireworks

On Saturday, July 1st, Southwest Louisville is once again ready to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday weekend with fireworks and fun as the 6th Annual Riverview Independence Festival, presented by Brown-Forman, Kosair Charities and Metro PCS, gets underway.

Jun 2 2017 Council Members ask the community to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day by wearing orange

This weekend, anyone walking or driving past the Big Four Bridge and Historic City Hall Downtown will notice that both structures are aglow in the color orange. The color is to remind everyone that June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. 

May 8 2017 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” kicks off the tenth year of Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater

Lucasfilms 2016 “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story” will help usher in the tenth year and new season of Free Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, May 13th.  

May 4 2017 Budget Committee invites public comment at two public hearings on the proposed FY 2017-2018 Budget

Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) announces the Metro Council’s Budget Public Hearings are scheduled on May 10th and May 16th offering the public two opportunities to comment on the proposed FY 2017- 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets.

Mar 20 2017 Metro Council Democrats call on President Trump to go slow in repealing the Affordable Care Act because of its potential impact on people and the city’s budget

On Monday, March 20th, members of the Democratic Caucus held a news conference prior to the visit of President Donald Trump to the city. The members asked the President to take a step back and move slowly in repealing the ACA because of its impact on local health care and the city’s budget.