Louisville Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch http://wfpl.org en Louisville Council Democrat's Internal Probe Based on 'Second-Hand Knowledge' http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-council-democrats-internal-probe-based-second-hand-knowledge <p>Louisville Metro Council Democrats are seeking to amend their caucus rules to bar legislative aides from working against fellow incumbents in local elections.</p><p>But the investigation that sparked the changes is based largely on hearsay and rumor, according to the council Democratic leader.</p><p>During the hour-long meeting, Council Democrats Vicki Aubrey Welch and David James clashed over the internal probe looking at whether his legislative aide is working to defeat an incumbent.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:13:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8733 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Council Democrat's Internal Probe Based on 'Second-Hand Knowledge' Louisville Council Democrats' Probe to Possibly Remove Member Involves District 1 Primary Race http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-council-democrats-probe-possibly-remove-member-involves-district-1-primary-race <p>An internal probe on whether to remove a Louisville Metro Council Democrat from the majority caucus involves the District 1 primary race.</p><p>Earlier this month, Democratic Caucus Chair Vicki Aubrey <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-democrats-consider-removing-member-wont-say-who-or-why">Welch alleged that a legislative aide for one of the members had been working to defeat an incumbent</a>, which Welch said was in violation of their rules.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:50:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8716 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Council Democrats' Probe to Possibly Remove Member Involves District 1 Primary Race Louisville Metro Council Democrats Consider Removing Member, But Won't Say Who or Why http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-democrats-consider-removing-member-wont-say-who-or-why <p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/barbara-shanklin-verdict-leads-leadership-struggle-among-louisville-council-democrats">already divided Democratic majority</a> in the Louisville Metro Council is investigating whether to kick a member out of the caucus, but the councilwoman leading the push won't say who the member is.</p><p>Caucus Chairwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, alleged Thursday that a staffer working for one of the Democrats has been working on an election to defeat a sitting member.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:31:28 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8589 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Council Democrats Consider Removing Member, But Won't Say Who or Why Barbara Shanklin Verdict Leads to Leadership Struggle Among Louisville Council Democrats http://wfpl.org/post/barbara-shanklin-verdict-leads-leadership-struggle-among-louisville-council-democrats <p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/barbara-shanklin-stay-louisville-metro-council-opposition-calls-decision-embarrassing">controversial ethics trial for Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin</a> has been over for months, but it's still causing infighting among council Democrats.</p><p>City lawmakers are meeting Monday afternoon to appoint leadership positions, including council president, party chair and vice-chair.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:03:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8138 at http://wfpl.org Barbara Shanklin Verdict Leads to Leadership Struggle Among Louisville Council Democrats Council Members Laud Metro Police for Impounding Roofing Company Truck Over Illegal Dumping http://wfpl.org/post/council-members-laud-metro-police-impounding-roofing-company-truck-over-illegal-dumping <p>Louisville Metro Council members are praising Metro Police for impounding a dump truck allegedly involved in illegal dumping in the Fairdale neighborhood.</p><p>According to council staff, police received a complaint on Wednesday of shingles and roofing materials being illegally dropped off on Manslick Road.</p><p>Officers arrived at the scene and found a truck belonging to Elkins &amp; Sons of Louisville that was later impounded.</p><p>"I applaud the quick work of the officer who answered this call about illegal dumping," Councilwoman Marianne Butler, D-15, said in a news release. "I am also glad to see the public is getting involved in stopping people who believe they can use our streets, alleys, vacant fields and roadways as their own personal dumping ground."</p><p>Last year, city lawmakers strengthened an ordinance to empower law enforcement to seize vehicles caught illegally dumping.</p><p>The council also added funding to the budget for 19 new cameras targeting problem areas where there have been repeated cases of trash and other junk items being dropped off improperly Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:25:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4497 at http://wfpl.org Council Members Laud Metro Police for Impounding Roofing Company Truck Over Illegal Dumping Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch Opens Satellite Office in Fairdale Neighborhood http://wfpl.org/post/councilwoman-vicki-aubrey-welch-opens-satellite-office-fairdale-neighborhood <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, announced Wednesday she is opening a satellite office in the Fairdale neighborhood to give resident more opportunities to stay in touch with her office.</p><p>From Welch's office:</p><blockquote><p>"This office will allow closer contact to constituents and easy accessibility to problem areas in the district," says Welch. "I plan to have this office open on Mondays and Fridays 12 to 5 pm. Come out and see us there!"</p><p>The councilwoman will host a grand opening for the new office on January 28 from 2 pm to 5 pm. There will be Metro agencies available for information and light refreshments at this event. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:31:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3447 at http://wfpl.org King, Welch Propose Nutrition Ordinance http://wfpl.org/post/king-welch-propose-nutrition-ordinance <p>An ordinance before the Louisville Metro Council would require restaurants to post nutrition information on their menus.</p><p>Council President Jim King, D-10, and Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, are sponsoring the bill.</p><p>It requires businesses that have caloric and other nutrition information available to post that information on their menus or on a menu board located in the restaurant. The ordinance would only apply to businesses that have the information available.</p><p>Welch is chairwoman of the health, education and housing committee. She says the law will give residents the needed information to make better choices.</p><p>&quot;I want consumers to be able to choose what they&rsquo;re eating and putting into their bodies. I think they deserve to know what they&rsquo;re purchasing. So many people are health conscious now about what they&rsquo;re eating,&quot; she says.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:50:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1032 at http://wfpl.org