Metro Council District 1 http://wfpl.org en Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-primary-races-watch-tuesday <p>Kentucky voters settle who'll be the Democratic and Republican nominees in the November general election during the primary on Tuesday. &nbsp;Many primary races in Louisville won't be especially competitive, but a handful are worth watching.</p><p>Here are the races to watch in Louisville.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:58:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9371 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday Attica Scott, Council Democrats Blast Jessica Green Over 'Off to Arizona' Mailer http://wfpl.org/post/attica-scott-council-democrats-blast-jessica-green-over-arizona-mailer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott is denouncing a new mailer by challenger Jessica Green that claims the incumbent is supporting "illegal immigrants" over District 1 citizens.</span></p><p>The new campaign ad was released to voters this week and criticizes Scott for opposing the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/potential-walmart-plays-role-louisville-metro-council-district-1-election">West End Walmart development</a> deal.</p><p>It accuses Scott of opposing the estimated 300 jobs the project is expected to bring.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:40:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9362 at http://wfpl.org Attica Scott, Council Democrats Blast Jessica Green Over 'Off to Arizona' Mailer 'Parkland Rising' Artist Says Jessica Green's Attack Mailer Against Attica Scott is Misleading http://wfpl.org/post/parkland-rising-artist-says-jessica-greens-attack-mailer-against-attica-scott-misleading <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Council District 1 candidate Jessica Green is slamming incumbent Attica Scott over a </span><a href="http://vp.telvue.com/player?id=T01343&amp;video=166632" style="line-height: 1.5;">public art project in the Parkland neighborhood</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that was backed by several community groups.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:50:36 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9347 at http://wfpl.org 'Parkland Rising' Artist Says Jessica Green's Attack Mailer Against Attica Scott is Misleading Chart: Most Campaign Cash for Attica Scott and Jessica Green Comes from Outside District 1 http://wfpl.org/post/chart-most-campaign-cash-attica-scott-and-jessica-green-comes-outside-district-1 <p>In the Democratic primary for the Louisville <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat">Metro Council District 1 seat</a>, both incumbent <a href="http://atticascott.com/">Attica Scott</a> and challenger <a href="http://votejessicagreen.com/about.html">Jessica Green</a> have showcased their ties to the community.</p><p>A WFPL analysis of the two candidate's finance reports this past quarter, however, shows the vast majority of their funding comes from outside the district covering west and southwest Louisville.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:56:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9309 at http://wfpl.org Chart: Most Campaign Cash for Attica Scott and Jessica Green Comes from Outside District 1 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 Potential Walmart Plays Role in Louisville Metro Council District 1 Election http://wfpl.org/post/potential-walmart-plays-role-louisville-metro-council-district-1-election <p>The debate over a potential Walmart in west Louisville is beginning to influence a city election.</p><p>In the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat">Democratic primary election for the Metro Council Distirct 1 seat</a>, attorney Jessica Green is challenging incumbent Attica Scott in a closely watched contest.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:49:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8487 at http://wfpl.org Potential Walmart Plays Role in Louisville Metro Council District 1 Election Late Louisville Councilwoman Judy Green’s Daughter Running for Mother’s Seat http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat <p>The daughter of the late Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green is running for the seat once occupied by her mother.</p><p>Attorney Jessica Green is a 32-year-old former prosecutor in the Commonwealth Attorney’s office who is running against incumbent Attica Scott in the Democratic primary.</p><p>Green's mother represented District 1, which covers parts of west and southwest Louisville, for five years.</p><p>Judy Green was the first candidate to defeat an incumbent in council history. In 2011, she was ousted from office over a pair of ethics violations—also a Metro Government first.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:30:45 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8410 at http://wfpl.org Late Louisville Councilwoman Judy Green’s Daughter Running for Mother’s Seat Scott Wants to Make Vacant Properties Safer http://wfpl.org/post/scott-wants-make-vacant-properties-safer <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott, D-1, is concerned about lead poisoning at the dozens of vacant properties in her district.</p><p>Those abandoned homes have lead dust from deteriorated paint, renovation and demolition that is toxic and has been linked to a number of health problems such as lower child I.Q. and attention span, and increased aggressive behavior.</p><p>Scott&#39;s office is partnering with the Network Center for Community Change and the group Lock Up Lead to detoxify the 50 worst vacant properties in the district. She says besides creating blight and economic hardships in many neighborhoods, abandoned homes also pose an environmental risk.</p><p>&quot;I&rsquo;m definitely concerned about the safety of some of these properties that are in District 1 that are deteriorating and literally leaning to the side and falling apart. And also the issue of lead, the toxic lead levels in some of these properties,&quot; she says.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:44:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1112 at http://wfpl.org Scott Launches "Clean It Up" Program http://wfpl.org/post/scott-launches-clean-it-program <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott, D-1, is partnering with Metro Corrections and Solid Waste Management to launch a new program aimed at clearing out trash in alleyways.</p><p>The &quot;Clean it up&quot; initiative begins Tuesday and will use inmates in a work release crew from the city jail to clean up blight in District 1 neighborhoods. The first area that the program will target will be the Parkland neighborhood where a shooting spree broke out on May 17.</p><p>Scott says the program is a chance for inmates to earn back the community&rsquo;s trust and volunteer in their former neighborhoods.</p><p>&quot;To my knowledge what the inmates get is giving back to the community. This is their community service. This is there way of helping to take care of&nbsp; the neighborhoods where some of them come from,&quot;she says.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 872 at http://wfpl.org Scott Applauds "Cut it Out" Program http://wfpl.org/post/scott-applauds-cut-it-out-program <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott, D-1, is praising several local lawn service companies who voluntarily mowed grass at the worst abandoned properties in her district. But the outspoken lawmaker wants the city to do a better job addressing blight.</p><p>The &ldquo;Cut it Out&rdquo; program was launched by Scott&rsquo;s office last month to address blight in west and southwest Louisville neighborhoods due to the rise of vacant properties. According to city records, one-third of the 155 worst properties with overgrown grass have been mowed by local businesses and their crews for free.</p><p>Scott says residents are fed up with the eyesores, but that community leaders and business owners have stepped up to tackle the problem.</p><p>&quot;We were able to do because we had someone in the community who lives in District 1 who said, &lsquo;you know what I&rsquo;ve got some connections, I see you&rsquo;re out here trying to do the work so let&rsquo;s make this happen.&rsquo; And then every single week we started getting another lawn care company that said they wanted to get involved with this. We had a company all the way out in Prospect that said, &#39;I want to do something and this is what I can do,&#39;&quot; she says.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:23:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 849 at http://wfpl.org Scott Applauds "Cut it Out" Program