Blackwell Says Southwest Regional Library Bond Makes Sense in Latest Budget

City lawmakers from southwest Louisville are praising Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to fund construction of the Southwest Regional Library in his latest city budget proposal. The $9.5 million bond for the library is the largest expenditure in the mayor’s capital budget and the only proposed bond. It follow’s up a $500,000 allocation the mayor made… Continue reading Blackwell Says Southwest Regional Library Bond Makes Sense in Latest Budget

Louisville Begins Redistricting

The Louisville Metro Council’s ad hoc committee on redistricting met on Monday. Committee members agreed there’s a lot of work to be done on redistricting if they want to meet their Sept. 8 goal. But so far no drafts have been made. “We’re all just doing this for the first time,” said Councilman Jim King… Continue reading Louisville Begins Redistricting

Metro Council to Hire Contractor for Redistricting

The Louisville Metro Council is seeking a contract employee who can operate a computer program that draws new legislative districts based on census data. The council will still have a say in where district lines are drawn, but the application will make the necessary calculations to ensure the proper number of residents live in each… Continue reading Metro Council to Hire Contractor for Redistricting

Blackwell Discusses Budget And Plans For Southwest Regional Library

Blackwell says he’s asked Mayor Greg Fischer to follow up on his campaign promise and make the library a priority in the next budget, which will be introduced in the spring. “My hope is that we keep moving it along in the process so hopefully this year we’ll have the decisions made about what we’re going to do and break the ground and get it moving,” says Blackwell.