Fischer Wants to Ban Encampments in Small Public Parks

Citing damage caused by the Occupy Louisville protest, Mayor Greg Fischer has proposed an ordinance that would forbid residents from camping out in small public parks overnight. Six months ago, local activists affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement began demonstrating at the Belvedere and Jefferson Square Park in downtown. But in December, Metro Government […]

Council Budget Panel Approves $10.8 Million Payment to KRS

The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee reluctantly approved a $10.8 million payment to the Kentucky Retirement Systems. The figure is a compromise between Mayor Greg Fischer and KRS officials for interest the state did not receive from the city due to back pay owed to firefighters since 1985. Because the firefighters were underpaid the city […]

More Council Members Volunteer for Week-Long Furlough

More members of the Louisville Metro Council are answering a call to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s week-long furlough program to help fill the city’s budget shortfall. Last week, Council President Jim King, D-10, asked fellow members and their staffs to join the voluntary program for all Metro employees making less than $70,000 annually. The […]

Council Members, Dream Team to Unveil New “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” Sign

A handful of Louisville Metro Council members will join the Southwest Dream Team and local business owners to unveil a new “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” banner along Dixie Highway. On Wednesday, council members Rick Blackwell, D-12, Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, Bob Henderson, D-14, and David Yates, D-25,  will present the new sign located at the […]

Johnson Files Resolution Against “War on Workers”

Prompted by a local union, Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson, D-21, has introduced a resolution supporting the right of all workers and calling for an end to the “war on workers” across the country. The non-binding measure notes a “coordinated attack on middle-class” rights and says the council expresses strong support of workers, including their […]