Apr 19 2015 Bloomberg to give $42 million to help cities do more with data

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Apr 18 2015 Metro Councilman Engel and Fern Creek Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Community-wide Cleanup

Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) and the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce will hold a District 22 community-wide clean-up on Saturday, April 18, between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Clean-Up volunteers will meet at the Fern Creek Community Center (6104 Bardstown Road) and plan to pick up litter along Hurstbourne Parkway/Stony Brook and the Bardstown Road area.

Apr 17 2015 Councilwoman Shanklin to host Community Forum for District 2 residents on recent flooding issues

With recent spring rains and flooding issues, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin is hosting a community forum for District 2 residents to discuss problems that were caused by the weather and what kind of help is available for those affected.

Apr 17 2015 Councilwoman Hamilton announces next meeting of District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee set for Monday, April 20th

Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton announces the next meeting of the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee is set for Monday, April 20th and will feature a presentation on the University of Louisville Cardinal Success Program.

Apr 17 2015 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference to be Held May 19

The Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville, a Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement partner, will host the seventh annual worksite wellness conference on Tuesday, May 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Founders Union Building on the University of Louisville Shelby Campus, 312 N. Whittington Pkwy. Details and registration for the conference can be found at http://www.louisvilleworksitewellness.org/.

Apr 16 2015 Metro Council asks Planning Commission to review the Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District regulations

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved a resolution asking for a review and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Traditional Neighborhood Zone District regulations

Apr 16 2015 Metro Council passes ordinance to license and regulate Pop Up Parties to create safe atmosphere for young people

They are parties that happen in abandoned warehouses, empty storefronts and occasionally in a building that was subleased from an unsuspecting owner.  There is little to no trained security and the structure is not always safe.  That will soon change. By a vote of 25 to ) with one abstention, the Louisville Metro Council has passed a new ordinance that will crack down on so called Pop up Parties that will now require licensing and trained security to keep party goers safe

Apr 16 2015 Metro Council passes ordinances requiring the licensing of boarding and lodging houses in Metro Louisville

After a year of listening to concerns of neighbors over the growing problem of unlicensed boarding and lodging houses, the Metro Council has approved two new ordinances to get such businesses better regulated

Apr 16 2015 Pedestrian Safety Program Launched

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched a new pedestrian safety program called Look Alive Louisville. The campaign goal is to greatly reduce the number of pedestrian/vehicle collisions and bring to zero the number that result in pedestrian fatalities.

Apr 16 2015 Mayor, Volunteers Set to Launch Annual Week of Service

Volunteers will help distribute toys and other items to needy children. Abandoned homes will be rebuilt for deserving families. Elementary students will hold a read-a-thon to fight child abuse and volunteers will build “Little Libraries” to place in West Louisville neighborhoods.

Apr 15 2015 Councilman James partners with University of Louisville for U of L Day of Service in Districts 6 and 15 on Friday, April 17th

Councilman David James (D-6) is partnering with the University of Louisville to help make a difference in the California Neighborhood as part of U of L’s first ever Day of Service on Friday, April 17th

Apr 14 2015 Councilman Blackwell brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” to Riverview Park on Sunday, April 19th

Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) announces “Shakespeare in the Parks” will bring its 2015 touring production of Macbeth to Riverview Park on Sunday, April 19th beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Apr 14 2015 Councilwoman Shanklin presents “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to Petersburg Park on April 19th

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) is bring something special to the Newburg area when she hosts a special free event on Sunday, April 19th as “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Macbeth to Petersburg Park.

Apr 13 2015 Councilman Bill Hollander says park the car and walk or bring your bike to CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue

Louisville – In an effort to show how easy it is to get around on a bike or on foot on one of Metro Louisville’s most popular streets, Frankfort Avenue will become a paved park for the next CycLOUvia event set for Sunday, April 19th.

Apr 10 2015 High Early Compliance with New Yard Waste Rule

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the vast majority of Louisville households are obeying a new rule that requires the use of reusable or compostable containers for disposal of yard waste.