The nonbinding legislation recognizes that tolls will be necessary to finance two bridges. But it asks the bi-state Bridges Authority to only toll new bridges.
Former Louisville mayoral candidates David Tandy and Jim King formally endorsed Greg Fischer Friday.
Fischer defeated the two Metro Councilmen in the Democratic Primary in May.
The Democratic Party has chosen former Fraternal Order of Police president David James as their nominee for the special election in the 6th Metro Council District. The election will determine who will serve the remaining two years of Councilman George Unseld’s term.
The body had ten candidates to choose from, and voted 33 times without any one person receiving the minimum 13 votes to fill the 6th District seat. Most of the votes were torn between Ken Herndon, who narrowly lost a primary race against Unseld in 2008 and Neeka Parks Thompson, an attorney who used to work in state government.
Several councilmembers praised this year’s process of revising and amending the mayor’s initial budget proposal. For the eight time in a row, Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins voted against the plan.
Through land sales, revised revenue forecasts and other means, the council found an addition 5.9 million dollars to spend in the budgets. The committee passed amendments Wednesday allocating all but about 3 million of those dollars. Committee chair Jim King says the leftover funds are not entirely secure and should not be counted on to fund city operations.
by Gabe Bullard The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will likely hear from arts and social services agencies this evening. The second and final public hearing on the mayor’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year is Thursday evening at 5:30. The budget includes cuts in funding to several external agencies, and some of them… Continue reading External Agencies Expected At Final Public Budget Hearing
The council’s Budget Committee will begin hearings on the proposal next week. The plan continues the cuts made in last year’s budget and has relatively few larger capital projects.
Tandy has declined to immediately endorse Fischer, saying he’s loyal to his platform.
by Gabe Bullard Democratic Metro Councilman Jim King’s campaign manager says King’s third-place finish in the mayoral primary was due largely to low voter turnout. Jonathan Hurst says if more than 30% of registered voters turned up at the polls yesterday (Tuesday), King would have likely finished stronger in the primary. “We knew that we… Continue reading King's Campaign Manager Discusses The Primary