May 8 2015 Citizens set to grade Louisville on satisfaction of services

Starting Saturday, citizens in Louisville will be randomly selected to participate in a survey, administered through MetroCall 311, gauging their satisfaction of city services from trash collection to public transit to fire and emergency personnel.  The survey builds on Mayor Greg Fischer’s commitment to improve services to citizens. 

May 8 2015 Councilman Hollander Encourages District 9 Residents To Appeal Reassessments by May 18 Deadline and Announces Assistance at Crescent Hill Library

Louisville – Metro Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents who feel their recent property reassessment is incorrect to file appeals before a May 18 deadline. 

May 7 2015 Councilwoman Woolridge helps kick off the first “Giving Girls 1,000 Ways to Win”

It is an idea with designs to become a local movement. The goal is to keep young girls from becoming victims of a culture that leads to bullying, drugs, high drop-out rates, teenage pregnancy single parent households and poverty.     The solution: “Giving Girls 1,000 Ways to Win”.

May 7 2015 Councilmen Magre and Peden to propose ordinance to rescind MSD Flooding amendment passed in 2006

Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) and Councilman James Peden    (D-23) are currently drafting an ordinance to rescind an amendment passed in the 2006 MSD Flood Plain Management Plan that has caused problems for many homeowners since the flooding of April 3rd

May 7 2015 Survivors of April Flooding, Storms Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid

Residents of Louisville who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides of April 2-17, 2015 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Emergency Services Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has been working closely with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine damages throughout the community caused by these storms.

May 7 2015 ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition opens in June

The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme.

May 6 2015 Mayor Orders City Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Judge John Heyburn

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn II who died April 29. The city flags will be lowered this Friday, the day of Heyburn’s funeral.

May 6 2015 May’s District 12 Dialogue to feature one of the area’s most popular tourist attractions: the Louisville Zoo

For May’s District 12 Dialogue, Councilman Rick Blackwell will highlight one of the best tourist attractions in Metro Louisville when John Walczak, Director of the Louisville Zoo, comes to speak on Tuesday, May 19th

May 5 2015 Mayor Fischer, President Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

The Mayor and President Tandy announced the workgroup following the eight-inch rain of April 3rd, when thousands of homes were impacted by rain water and localized flooding near creeks and streams in Jefferson County.  A metro ordinance will not allow homes in the flood plain to be improved when the cost exceeds half of the property value over a 10 year period.

May 5 2015 Fischer, Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Tandy today announced the membership of the Flood Mitigation Workgroup.

They are:

Tonya Sangester, Emergency Management Agency
Jim McKinney, All Hazards Mitigation Coordinator
Jim Mims, Director of Develop Louisville
Councilman Dan Johnson
Councilwoman Madonna Flood
Councilwoman Angela Leet
John Phelps, Joyce Mott, Greg Heitzman, and Angela Akridge, all from Louisville MSD.

May 4 2015 Louisville Forward named one of Site Selection’s Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2014

Louisville Forward, the city’s economic development organization, is named one of the Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.  Since its creation in July, Louisville Forward has helped businesses create nearly 3,500 new jobs in Louisville, representing an investment of more than half a billion dollars. 

May 4 2015 Free Workshop Helps Citizens Build or Repair Credit History

“Credit As An Asset” is new workshop offered by Louisville Metro Department of Community Services that provides people with the tools to build or rebuild a good credit history. This free, two-hour workshop will help individuals think about their relationship with credit and why credit it is important and plan for future financial stability. 

May 4 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Provide Opportunities to Start Careers and Build Assets

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer three career recruitment fairs and workshops as well as opportunities to learn how to save money through couponing, changing financial habits and building credit.  To learn more about these services, including reservation requirements and contact information, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

May 4 2015 Councilman Owen announces “Front Porch Tuesdays” returns on May 12th and 19th

With warmer days and nights ahead, May is a perfect time to start the getting out of the house and just checking on the neighbors to see what’s happening on the street where you live. To help everyone get into that practice, Councilman Tom Owen announces the return of a successful idea which brings some neighbors closer together. “Front Porch Tuesdays” return to District 8 on May 12th and 19th.

May 4 2015 2015 Spring Summer Bike Tour underway in District 8

Councilman Tom Owen is once again continuing a tradition designed to get out in District 8 and make himself more available to his constituents. Owen has kicked off his annual Spring Summer Bike Tour which will visit neighborhoods and small cities in District 8 before the Summer is over. He began with a tour last week in the Upper Highlands.