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Metro Council passed a bipartisan resolution expressing opposition to a state takeover of JCPS by a 16-1 vote, which stated that a takeover would undermine the voters of Louisville by eliminating the power of their democratically elected school board.
Kentucky's primary election is on Tuesday, and several competitive district races for Louisville Metro Council among each party will play a key role in determining who will fill some of the five seats that will be vacated by retiring council members.
A mysterious group called "Concerned Beechmont Citizens" is sending out mailers in the competitive Democratic primary race for the Metro Council District 21 seat in south Louisville, but the candidate that the group is trying to help is now distancing himself and calling for them to cease and desist from such activity.
Since 2017, Metro Council members have spent over $20,000 in Neighborhood Development Fund grants on tickets to fundraising galas that were either used by themselves, their aides, or the family of both.
Citing cost-saving measures in the next city budget, LFPL's director Jim emailed staff last week to inform them of coming major changes at the main downtown branch, including transferring staff to new and expanded libraries and consolidating all services to the first floor.
Mayor Greg Fischer told Metro Council that his proposed city budget for the next fiscal year would increase investments in public safety and infrastructure without layoffs -- despite what he called a "challenging budget cycle" cause by a sharp increase in employee insurance and pension costs.
Councilwoman Julie Denton has made over $100,000 lobbying the state legislature since the beginning of last year, and was involved in negotiating a lucrative contract with suburban fire districts just before she sponsored and voted for an ordinance buying one district a new vehicle.
The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund will allocate $8.76 million of the city funds it received this fiscal year toward 22 construction projects that will create or preserve 1,115 affordable housing units throughout the city.
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is investigation Metro Council for potential race-based discrimination by their vote last year to block an affordable housing development for seniors in Prospect.