Downard Calls For Refund From KLC

by Gabe Bullard on December 30, 2009

Louisville Metro Councilman Kelly Downard is calling for a partial refund of Louisville’s payments to the Kentucky League of Cities.

Downard has authored a resolution asking for changes within the KLC. Downard would like the group to return half of the city’s membership fees from the last three years, a sum of about 39 thousand dollars. He would also like Louisville’s annual dues to be reduced.

The resolution comes after the State Auditor uncovered extravagant spending within the KLC. The group’s director will be replaced next year, but Downard says the changes need to go deeper.

“Let me tell you, that doesn’t happen without many people knowing it’s going on and participating in it,” he says.

Mayor Jerry Abramson says rather than pass a resolution, he would like to use his role on KLC’s executive board to make changes within the organization.

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