Metro Council District 1 http://wfpl.org en 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 Opponents Pummel Scott Over King Contributions http://wfpl.org/post/opponents-pummel-scott-over-king-contributions <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is defending hefty contributions from individuals outside her district, but rivals in the Democratic primary are criticizing donations from Council President Jim King, D-10, and allege he&rsquo;s buying influence.</p><p>Scott has raised over $20,000 in the May 22 election, which is six times more than her closet rivals. During WFPL&rsquo;s District 1 debate, opponents grilled the incumbent for taking campaign cash from people outside the district and questioned Scott&#39;s relationship with the council president.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 15:22:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 358 at http://wfpl.org Neighborhood Group Organizes District 1 Debate http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-group-organizes-district-1-debate <p>A neighborhood group is hosting a debate Tuesday featuring the six candidates vying for the Louisville Metro Council District 1 seat in the upcoming primary.<br /><br />Last year, the council appointed Attica Woodson Scott to the position after it removed former councilwoman Judy Green from office due to ethics violations. Now five opponents from across the district have lined up to challenge Scott in the May 22 Democratic primary.<br /><br />The debate was organized by the Chickasaw Area Federation. President Donovan Taylor says residents are itching to be heard because they felt shut out during the Green ethics and removal hearings, as well as the appointment process.<br /><br />&quot;This is the first time that the residents have had an opportunity to voice their concern as far as the leadership in District 1 should go. And I think they are very anxious and I believe that they feel the previous process that they were not engaged enough when the vote was to select a candidate for District 1. And a lot of people don&rsquo;t feel the vote was in their interest,&quot; he says. Mon, 07 May 2012 14:38:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 144 at http://wfpl.org