Louisville Mayor-elect Greg Fischer paid a visit to Metro Hall Wednesday. Fischer spoke with current Mayor Jerry Abramson about issues he will face upon taking office in January. One of the chief topics is the city budget.
Fischer’s goal now is to further familiarize himself with Metro Government. After he narrowly defeated Hal Heiner in the mayoral election, Fischer said despite having Mayor Jerry Abramson’s endorsement, he has not talked with the mayor about moving into Metro Hall.
When Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson announced last year that he would not seek re-election, and will instead run for Lieutenant Governor in 2011, fourteen candidates sought to replace him. After primaries, endorsements and attrition, two active candidates remain—Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner.
Fire departments as well as alarm companies and the mayor’s office are launching an education campaign aimed at promoting alarm system maintenance. Mayor Jerry Abramson says about a fourth of all fire calls are to false alarms, and each one costs the city money.
Napolitano stopped in Lexington and Louisville Thursday. In Louisville, she talked with elected officials and first responders about federal aid and programs to fight crime, terrorism and illegal immigration.
The six million dollar federal grant comes from the Community Oriented Policing Services program and will fund the positions for three years. After that, it’s up to the next mayor to find the money to keep the officers on board.
The dispute over take-home cars for Louisville police officers continues. Mayor Jerry Abramson’s office will appeal a Jefferson Circuit judge’s ruling that the city must negotiate any fees for police officers who use their cars off duty. And Abramson’s appeal may end up in the hands of the next mayor.
Outgoing director of public health Dr. Adewale Troutman says his decision to step down was not entirely politically motivated.
Troutman announced Tuesday he would leave Louisville for a job with the University of South Florida.
It’s unclear when the Veterans Administration will choose a location for a new hospital in Louisville. But Mayor Jerry Abramsons says he’s finished trying to influence the VA’s decision.
The last time Mayor Abramson joined us in studio, the state didn’t have a budget and neither did the city. Well, the money’s been allocated for both, so what stayed and what got cut? Join us on Tuesday when we talk to Mayor Abramson about how Louisville is faring in the down economy and we’ll find out what’s going on around the Metro. Join us with your questions for Mayor Abramson. Listen to the Show