Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force Submits Final Recommendations

A final report from Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force has been handed to Mayor Greg Fischer. The task force was created last January to review the 2003 merger between city and county governments. Five subcommittees met regularly the past several months to discuss what changes Metro Government should consider. Several recommendations address long-standing issues in […]

Louisville Merger 2.0 Task Force Subcommittees Give Final Recommendations

Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force is delaying its final report to Mayor Greg Fischer, but Fischer should have the report in plenty of time to write new legislation based on task force recommendations. On Friday, the five subcommittees—data and communications, fire and EMS, transportation, waste and public safety—that were charged by Fischer to review the […]

Merger Report Recommends Metro Government Consider In-Depth Review

The government consulting firm that released last week’s Metro Government merger report says the city may benefit from a more in-depth audit. Public Works, LLC came into Metro Government’s $30,000 grant-funded project with an open mind, said senior consultant Marion Reitz. After 100 hours of research, the report affirmed many issues already being discussed in […]

New Report Shows Inefficiencies in 2003 Merger

An outside consulting firm made recommendations to Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force subcommittee on data and communications on Thursday, and some of the recommendations have been controversial in the county. The subcommittee reviewed the report from Public Works, LLC. Public Works, which was paid through a $30,000 grant to complete 100 hours research for Metro […]

Public Less Satisfied With Metro Transportation

Louisville Metro residents are dissatisfied with parts of its transportation service, according to results from Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force survey. On Wednesday, Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force release its survey, which measures public response to Metro Government services. The biggest disparity was in public transportation, where around 50 percent say they’re dissatisfied with the […]

Fire and EMS Continue to Look for Common Ground in Subcommittee

Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force subcommittee on fire and EMS met on Tuesday. As the Oct. 1 deadline for recommendations nears, the two departments are struggling to find common ground. The subcommittee meeting was at times contentious. Fire and EMS have different opinions on how to proceed with the conversation about possible changes to either […]

Merger 2.0 Task Force Requests More Data

The Louisville Merger 2.0 Task Force subcommittee on data and communications met on Wednesday and has asked for more information about Metro Government’s Urban Services District. The task force was formed in January to review the 2003 merger between county and city governments. But because most cities still have separate taxes and separate services, this […]

Merger 2.0 Task Force Meets for Progress Reports

The Louisville Merger 2.0 Task Force met in full on Friday. It brought together the five subcommittees for progress reports. The task force was formed in January to review the 2003 merger between county and city governments. The public safety and data and communications subcommittees reported a good response from public surveys that were sent […]

Public Safety Survey Released

A public safety survey for Metro Louisville is now available online. It’s part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Merger 2.0 Task Force, which was formed to look at the progress of the 2003 merger between county and city governments. This is the second survey by the task force measuring public opinion of the public safety sector, […]