The Democrat’s ten-point plan includes the creation of the Neighborhood Development Corporation. The government organization would oversee issues related to neighborhood development such as planning and design, housing and parks.
Some familiar campaign themes re-emerged Monday at a mayoral debate sponsored by Greater Louisville Inc.
The debate focused on business issues, but the candidates discussed other topics as well, and frequently criticized each other’s positions.
To mark the release of its Kids Count data book, Kentucky Youth Advocates hosted a mayoral forum in Louisville Thursday. The candidates discussed how they would improve education and child well-being in Louisville.
On Wednesday, the two candidates will address a meeting of the Louisville Forum. They will take questions from the audience, and each other. Forum President Dot Ridings says most previous debates have been sponsored by single-issue organizations, and she’s anticipating a less narrow discussion.
Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer accepted endorsements from 29 labor unions Monday. But Fischer’s Republican opponent Hal Heiner says the candidate is not being completely honest with those groups.
The Bridges Authority is now figuring out how to pay for the project. Three candidates for mayor have spoken against high tolls on new bridges and any tolls on Spaghetti Junction. And, a recent poll showed the majority of Louisvillians opposed to the entire project.
The next three months will likely be a hard political fight as the candidates grapple for those undecided voters and try to pull supporters from each other. The candidates are drawing the battle lines now.
Republican Mayoral Candidate Hal Heiner says he wants to see construction begin on an east-end bridge in the next four years. The plan is part of a new policy statement Heiner unveiled Tuesday.
Candidates for mayor of Louisville have expressed interest in controlling part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. But that may not be possible, as decisions about the project are made by the bi-state bridges authority.
The Bluegrass Poll of 538 likely voters was conducted last Thursday through Sunday. It shows Hal Heiner and Greg Fischer each receiving 45 percent support. The poll has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.