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 11 2017 Councilman Ackerson urges Council colleagues to increase Affordable Housing Trust Fund Budget allocation to $5.5 Million

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) is calling for the Metro Council to increase the proposed funding in the 2017 – 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets to $5.5 million.

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.

Apr 19 2017 Councilman Ackerson posts Metro Louisville Crime Data online to show crime activity in 26 Metro Council Districts

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) has posted online, Metro Louisville Crime Trends from 2014 to 2016 complied by Louisville Metro Police. The data covers all crime and nonviolent crime in the 26 Metro Council Districts.

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.

Feb 28 2017 Councilman Brent Ackerson makes funds available for increased LMPD presence and patrols in 6th Division

Councilman Ackerson approved spending $3,500 in Neighborhood Development Funds today for increased police patrols and overtime in the 6th Division of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), specifically in and around the Highgate Springs neighborhood.

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 3 2017 Councilman Ackerson Decries the Activists at Noe Middle School and Manual High School

Councilman Brent Ackerson Calls on the Community, including Kentucky Right to Life, to denounce protests directed at school children  after a situation which occurred Friday morning at Noe Middle School and Manual High School.

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 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.

Jan 4 2017 Councilman Ackerson issues statement on opposition to the discussion of use of Metro public funding to build a soccer stadium

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) has issued the following statement with regard to recent discussions on Metro Public Funding to build a soccer stadium

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 9 2016 Councilman Ackerson announces his Annual Town Hall Meeting for residents of District 26

Councilman Brent T. Ackerson is extending an invitation to residents of District 26 to attend his Annual Town Hall meeting on Saturday morning, November 12th in the cafeteria of Saint John Paul II Catholic Church (the former Saint Barnabas).