Aug 20 2020 Government Oversight Committee welcomes Amicus Curiae brief by transparency expert rebuffing Administration efforts to evade public testimony

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26), chair of the Louisville Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Audit Committee is issuing the following update to the community on the latest legal fight over the committee’s investigation into the Fischer Administration

Jul 27 2020 Government Oversight Committee to question City and TARC leaders; Committee will move forward on sexual harassment investigation

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) will question Louisville Metro Government and Transit Authority of River City (TARC) leaders at their next regular meeting, tomorrow Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm.  

Jul 13 2020 Government Oversight Committee to vote on Order Investigating Mayor Fischer and first Subpoenas

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) filed an Order to officially launch the Investigation into the action and inaction of the Fischer Administration regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, the death of David McAtee, and related protests in Louisville Metro. The Order will be considered during the next regular meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, July 14th at 5pm.

Jun 29 2020 Government Oversight Committee takes first steps in Investigation of Mayor Fischer’s Administration

Government Oversight and Audit Chair Brent Ackerson (D-26) and Vice-Chair Anthony Piagentini (R-19) announce their intention to file a bi-partisan resolution that will initiate an investigation of the decisions made by Mayor Fischer and members of his administration in the events leading up to and following the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. 

Jun 22 2020 Budget Committee approves 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee approved the 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets for the coming fiscal year.

Jun 18 2020 Metro Council members encourage the community to celebrate Juneteenth in a unique way this year

With the support of several Metro Council members and officials at Waterfront Park, all of Louisville Metro will have the opportunity to celebrate an important moment in America’s history when slavery officially ended. The Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration, a seven-part weekly series, begins airing locally on traditional broadcast outlets and social media this Friday, June 19th in a new unique format to reach a wide audience.

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 8 2020 Council Ackerson calls for further real comprehensive changes to Louisville Search Warrants

Councilman Ackerson is calling for the following change to Breonna’s Law.  First, he is in favor of banning “no knock” warrants and “quick knock” warrants in their entirety.  In its present state, the current proposed legislation bans “no knocks” for the most part, but permits them in limited circumstances.

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.

Mar 18 2020 Democratic Caucus will meet on Thursday, March 19th

The Louisville Metro Council Democrat Caucus will meet at its regularly scheduled time on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. In light of the pending states of emergency declared by federal, state and local Chief Executives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the various directives and guidance issued in connection with those emergency declarations, the meeting will be held as a video teleconference pursuant to KRS 61.826.

Feb 18 2020 Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders and Volunteers

On Thursday, February 20th the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding residents and volunteers as part of its 18th Annual Black History Month Program.

Dec 2 2019 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, December 7th in the cafeteria of Saint John Paul II Catholic Church on Hikes Lane.

Nov 25 2019 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Oct 7 2019 Historic City Hall Clock Tower goes pink in October as a reminder for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is usually a month associated with orange and black. However, the Louisville Metro Council is focusing its attention on pink to let everyone know it’s time to do something to fight a killer.        For the rest of the month of October, the Historic City Hall Clock Tower at Sixth and Jefferson Streets will glow pink as a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.