Fischer Administration Acknowledges Mistakes Over Failed Cordish Loan

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration apologized for a botched loan agreement with The Cordish Cos.—the developer of Fourth Street Live—during a Metro Council committee hearing on Tuesday. Last month, Fischer offered up a resolution to give the Baltimore-based company an $850,000 forgivable loan to bring an unnamed tenant to downtown. The legislation was sponsored by… Continue reading Fischer Administration Acknowledges Mistakes Over Failed Cordish Loan

Ackerson Calls for Council Probe Into Overtime Pay

In stinging statement, Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, called for the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee to begin investigating the city’s overtime compensation to public employees. Earlier this week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered a review of the practices and procedures after learning about potential abuses in the system. At least 10 percent of city… Continue reading Ackerson Calls for Council Probe Into Overtime Pay

Fleming Proposes Resolution Seeking Term Limits, Nonpartisan Races

Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, has drafted a resolution asking the General Assembly to amend several parts of the merger law that created Metro Government. The non-binding measure calls for terms limits for the mayor and council members, as well as nonpartisan elections. The change would reduce the number of consecutive terms the mayor… Continue reading Fleming Proposes Resolution Seeking Term Limits, Nonpartisan Races

Council Approves Whiskey Row Deal

Receiving additional assurances from Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, the Louisville Metro Council approved an emergency ordinance that allocates $1.5 million to help preserve a strip of 19th Century buildings downtown. Earlier this week, the mayor brokered a deal with local developers Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown to purchase four of the seven historic Whiskey… Continue reading Council Approves Whiskey Row Deal

Ackerson Proposes Mayoral Term Limit

A Louisville Metro Councilman wants to limit the number of consecutive terms that can be served by the Louisville Metro mayor. Democrat Brent Ackerson says he’ll file a resolution asking the Kentucky General Assembly to amend Louisville’s merger law to reduce the number of allowable consecutive terms from three to two. “I believe now is the… Continue reading Ackerson Proposes Mayoral Term Limit