Feb 23 2017 Metro Council Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at 15th Annual Black History Month Program

On Thursday, February 23rd, the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding community leaders and volunteers as part of its 15th Annual Black History Month Program

Feb 9 2017 Metro Council approves Resolution in support of a new NBA franchise for Metro Louisville

By a unanimous vote, The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night approved a resolution of support for any future expansion of the National Basketball Association in Metro Louisville. Resolution says an NBA/WNBA Team would be welcomed and could enhance the city  

 

Jan 19 2017 President Yates announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2017 Metro Council Committees

Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2017.  Several of the Metro Council’s nine Standing Committees will be merged to efficiently address the priorities and needs for Metro Government.

Jan 19 2017 Redevelopment of Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed today for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville.

The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area.

Jan 5 2017 Councilman Dan Johnson Reappointed to National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee

Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee. 

Jan 5 2017 Councilman Bill Hollander re-elected 2017 Majority Leader

On Thursday, members of the Democratic Caucus re-elected Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) to serve as Majority Caucus Chair for 2017.  The Caucus also selected Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) to serve as Vice-Chair.

Dec 29 2016 Metro Council Offices to observe the New Year’s Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year Holiday.

Dec 20 2016 Rental Registry for rental properties in Metro Louisville is now up and running online

A new Rental Registry for all rental property in Metro Louisville is now up and running online following the passage of an ordinance in September by the Louisville Metro Council. Effective March 1, 2017, all property located in Louisville Metro and occupied or offered for occupancy in exchange for money or any other consideration must be registered with Louisville Metro Government. 

Dec 15 2016 Metro Council approves $6.2 million in the Midyear Budget Adjustment spending to focus on violent crime and homicides

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night approved $6.2 million in spending for a focused effort to combat violent crime in the city where the homicide rate has climbed to 119 in Metro Louisville for the current year. 

Nov 28 2016 Councilman Johnson encourages District 21 neighborhoods to attend Part 150 Workshop hosted by Louisville Regional Airport Authority

The Louisville International Airport is located in the middle of Metro Council District 21 and there is currently an effort underway to update how noise impacts the surrounding areas. That is why Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is encouraging residents who live in the airport area to take part in a public workshop by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) as it develops an updated Noise Exposure Map known as Part 150.

Nov 28 2016 Councilman Johnson invites District 21 to “Light Up Beechmont” for holiday cheer and re-dedication of restored neighborhood clock

The Beechmont Neighborhood will welcome the holidays on Wednesday, November 30th with lighting of its gazebo and season fun and cheer for the community. On the same night, the community will highlight the clock at the corner of Southern Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue which is now operating again thanks to the efforts of Councilman Dan Johnson.

Nov 11 2016 Councilman Johnson to host Community Forum with LMPD on Monday, November 14th

Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is hosting a special Community Forum with Louisville Metro Police after the recent shooting that left a teenager dead. 

Oct 17 2016 Councilman Johnson encourages community to take part in Advancing the 21st Century Policing Forum

Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is encouraging the community to get involved and learn more about a special effort Louisville Metro Police and 14 other law enforcement agencies are involved in as part of the Advancing the 21st Century Policing effort announced earlier this year.

Oct 1 2016 Historic City Hall goes pink in October as a reminder for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is usually a month associated with orange and black. However, this weekend the city will focus its attention on the color pink to let every woman know it’s time to do something to fight a killer. Beginning October 1st, the Historic City Hall Clock Tower at Sixth and Jefferson will glow pink as a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Sep 22 2016 Metro Council approves rental registry ordinance for rental properties in Metro Louisville

By a vote of 17 to 4, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved an ordinance which will create a rental registry of all rental properties in Metro Louisville. The goal of the ordinance is to be proactive in improving quality of life issues in Metro Louisville.