Abramson Vetoes Labor Ordinance

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has vetoed an ordinance passed last week by the Louisville Metro Council that would set new pay and other labor standards for construction projects that receive taxpayer subsidies of more than $500,000. Abramson says the measure would undermine job creation by imposing new mandates on private investments, such as prevailing wage… Continue reading Abramson Vetoes Labor Ordinance

Abramson To Decide Soon On Labor Ordinance Veto

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says he’ll probably decide this week whether to veto an ordinance passed by the Metro Council last week that sets wage and other labor standards for construction projects that receive city tax subsidies. A spokesperson says the mayor is holding discussions with labor, business and other government leaders before making a… Continue reading Abramson To Decide Soon On Labor Ordinance Veto

Museum Plaza Developer Addresses Metro Council Panel

One of the developers of the Museum Plaza project in downtown Louisville says his team remains “as committed as ever” to completing the $490 million project. Craig Greenberg discussed the project Thursday during an appearance before the Louisville Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee. Ground was broken on the 62 story complex at Eighth… Continue reading Museum Plaza Developer Addresses Metro Council Panel

E-Transparency Ordinance To Be Introduced

An ordinance will be introduced at Thursday’s Louisville Metro Council meeting calling for the creation of an online searchable database of all city revenues and expenditures. Co-sponsor Ken Fleming says he and fellow Councilman Hal Heiner plan to launch the e- transparency website using their office discretionary funds, but it would eventually be taken over… Continue reading E-Transparency Ordinance To Be Introduced

Council To Consider e-Transparency Ordinance

Two Louisville Metro Councilmen say they’ll propose an ordinance that would create a searchable database containing all Metro Government revenues and expenditures. Republicans Hal Heiner and Ken Fleming say they’ll tap into their office expense funds to share the ten-thousand dollar cost of launching the so-called e-transparency initiative, with the expectation that Metro Government would… Continue reading Council To Consider e-Transparency Ordinance

Library Plan Unveiled

A new master plan for the Louisville Free Public Library system will be presented to a Louisville Metro Council committee Tuesday afternoon. Library Director Craig Buthod says the $100 million plan proposes the construction of three regional libraries, additional neighborhood libraries and  improvements to existing facilities over the next 12 years. Buthod says the plan had to be… Continue reading Library Plan Unveiled

Council Urged To Approve 'Center City' Land Purchase

Some Louisville business and civic leaders are urging the Metro Council to approve the final land purchase for the proposed Center City project downtown. A resolution to buy the so-called Water Block and lease it to the Cordish Company to extend the Fourth Street Live complex has been held up in the council amid concerns… Continue reading Council Urged To Approve 'Center City' Land Purchase

Council Vote On 'Center City' Scheduled This Week

After two postponments, the Louisville Metro Council is scheduled to vote this week on a resolution to purchase the final piece of property for the proposed Center City project downtown. But first the council wants some changes made to the development agreement between the mayor’s office and Cordish Company, which wants to expand its Fourth… Continue reading Council Vote On 'Center City' Scheduled This Week