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
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
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 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.
As part of our “Next Louisville” series, we look at what residents of the Southwest are hoping for in a new mayor. In a word: it’s attention.
A group of government and business leaders from southwest Louisville is mounting a campaign to lure new businesses to the area.