Fischer Rallies In Support of Road Budget, Though Passage Is Likely

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is rallying in Frankfort this afternoon to urge state lawmakers to pass a transportation budget. However, the General Assembly made a deal yesterday to pass the legislation. The rally will center around the Ohio River Bridges Project, which is partially funded in the state spending plan. “We are very close,” says […]

PARC Change Repeats Unenforced Policy From 2009

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is cracking down on parking scofflaws to help overcome the city’s budget shortfall, but his plan mirrors a 30-month-old policy that officials never enforced. Starting May 7, parking officers will scan every car parked downtown to check for delinquent tickets. An immobilizing boot will be placed on cars with three or […]

CIty Hopes to Sign New Contract With Insight Before Time Warner Sale

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office hopes to sign a new contract with Insight Communications before the company is purchased by Time Warner Cable. The three billion dollar sale won approval from the FCC last week and could close at any time. But Insight is still in talks over its contract to operate in Louisville. The […]

Fischer Names Candidates for Police Chief

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has released the names of five candidates for chief of police. Former Chief Robert White has left to be chief of the Denver Police Department. When White first announced he was leaving, Mayor Greg Fischer said he would prefer the next chief have local experience. All of the five finalists now being […]

Labor Contracts at Center of Overtime Review

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says city labor unions will have to accept changes to their contracts if the city is to cut overtime expenses. According to a study the mayor commissioned in December, the city spends about $23 million a year on overtime, and $14 million is unplanned. Fischer hopes to cut $1.3 million from […]

City Overtime Report Released

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has released a review of city employee overtime expenses. It includes several recommendations for cutting overtime costs and names dozens of employees who earn more than 15 percent of their income through overtime. The report finds that the city spends about $23 million on overtime each year. The majority of that […]

Full Text: Mayor Fischer’s State of the City Address, $20 to $30 Million Shortfall Expected

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is delivering his second State of the City Address to the Louisville Downtown Rotary club this hour. In his remarks, Fischer will detail the city’s upcoming budget shortfall, which the mayor predicts will be between $20 and $30 million. To overcome this gap, Fischer is proposing a number of structural changes […]

Economic Development Restructuring Changes New City Offices

After a yearlong review, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has restructured and renamed the city’s economic development department. And the new Department of Economic Growth and Innovation will incorporate or replace several offices Fischer created in the last year. After six months, the $100,000 a year Office of Innovation is no more. Director Ted Smith will […]