by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio The executive director of the Kentucky League of Cities is traveling across the commonwealth to meet with local officials, hear their concerns and try to restore the credibility of the organization. John Steiner was in Ashland today as part of that mission. The KLC’s reputation was blemished two years… Continue reading KLC Chief Says Organization Is Rebounding From Scandal
Recently, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced his plans to work with the Brookings Institution and the Lexington Government on a new financial plan for the city. A spokesperson for Fischer says there are no plans to involve the KLC in the project.
A 2009 audit concluded that the KLC’s NewCities Institute had cost $7.2 million over eight years and produced few results. That was among other reports of misspending within the KLC. New KLC executive director Jonathan Steiner says the audit isn’t the main basis for doing away with the institute.
Jonathon Steiner comes to Kentucky from the New Hampshire Local Government Center, which operates insurance risk pools for various governments across the state.
The Kentucky League of Cities will hold its annual conference in Louisville this week. This is the KLC’s first conference since its previous director resigned.
The former director of the Kentucky League of Cities says the organization she departed at the end of last year was largely misunderstood.
The Louisville Metro Council will consider some hot button resolutions at its regular meeting Thursday.
A resolution that asks the Kentucky League of Cities to refund some of Louisville’s membership dues to the organization goes before the Metro Council Thursday for a final vote.
Legislation seeking more transparency by the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities has cleared a House committee. Recent state audits of each agency uncovered lax oversight and questionable spending. Among those applauding the House bill is State Auditor Crit Luallen. “We have good people on these boards who are working hard… Continue reading Transparency Bill Clears Kentucky House Committee
Louisville Metro Councilman Kelly Downard is calling for a partial refund of Louisville’s payments to the Kentucky League of Cities.