Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-prefers-urban-style-walmart-has-concern-about-cost <p>Mayor Greg Fischer agrees with neighborhood leaders who favor an urban design for the planned Walmart coming to west Louisville, but he warns the potential for extra cost could be a roadblock.</p><p>Last month, a coalition of residents and preservationists held a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design">forum calling on Walmart and the city to build a more urban-styled store</a> to benefit pedestrians and public transit users.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:56:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9692 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost Listen: In News Special, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Discusses Downtown Violence, Walmart and More http://wfpl.org/post/listen-news-special-louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-discusses-downtown-violence-walmart-and-more <p>Mayor Greg Fischer joined us &nbsp;Monday afternoon for an hour-long call-in special. He discussed the <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/2014-louisville-budget-proposal">city budget</a>, downtown violence (and the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/listen-misidentified-4-say-they-have-lost-faith-louisville-metro-police">alleged racial profiling</a> that followed in its wake), and other recent developments in Louisville.</p><p>Listen below:</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:20:20 +0000 Laura Ellis 9675 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In News Special, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Discusses Downtown Violence, Walmart and More Today: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Stops By For A Live Hour-Long Interview http://wfpl.org/post/today-louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-stops-live-hour-long-interview <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be asked about the new city budget and other recent developments this afternoon when he&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">stops by the </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> studios for an hour-long interview.</span></p><p>Tune in to 89.3 or stream here at <a href="http://WFPL.org">WFPL.org</a> at 1 p.m. to hear Gabe Bullard's interview with the mayor.</p><p>We'll also take calls at (502) 814-TALK.&nbsp;</p><p>Or you can ask questions on Twitter. Just reply to us at <a href="http://twitter.com/wfplnews">twitter.com/wfplnews.</a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:06:19 +0000 Joseph Lord 9673 at http://wfpl.org Today: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Stops By For A Live Hour-Long Interview What Beecher Terrace Residents and Neighbors Say About the Complex's Possible Demolition http://wfpl.org/post/what-beecher-terrace-residents-and-neighbors-say-about-complexs-possible-demolition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer's office and the Louisville Metro Housing Authority plan to apply for a $500,000 federal grant to demolish the largest remaining public housing complex in the city.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:51:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jacob Ryan 9640 at http://wfpl.org What Beecher Terrace Residents and Neighbors Say About the Complex's Possible Demolition Smoketown Groups Receive $250,000 Grant for Creative Innovation Zone http://wfpl.org/post/smoketown-groups-receive-250000-grant-creative-innovation-zone <p>Mayor Greg Fischer announced this morning that Louisville is receiving a $250,000 arts grant to develop a Creative Innovation Zone (CIZ) in the Smoketown neighborhood. The zone will cover an eight-block area between East Broadway and East Breckinridge&nbsp;Street, bounded by South Shelby Street and South Floyd Street.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:00:19 +0000 Ashlie Stevens 9642 at http://wfpl.org Smoketown Groups Receive $250,000 Grant for Creative Innovation Zone Mayor Greg Fischer: Minimum Wage 'Has Not Been a Big Topic’ in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-minimum-wage-has-not-been-big-topic-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer is supportive of a gradual increase to the minimum wage, but the Louisville Democrat said today that it hasn't been a major issue locally.</span></p><p>"Obviously there hasn't been any significant increase in decades in that, but frankly it has not been a big topic of conversation in our city," said Fischer. "I would be supportive, however, if it was."</p><p>Fischer, attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors, made the comments during an interview with NPR's Here &amp; Now.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:17:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9624 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer: Minimum Wage 'Has Not Been a Big Topic’ in Louisville Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-makes-it-official-he-supports-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer officially signed up to fight for marriage equality on Friday.</span></p><p>The mayor joined a group called "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" while attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors event in Dallas.</p><p>It is a non-partisan organization with at least 400 mayors from across the country who have pledged support for gay and lesbian couples.</p><p>The mayor of Bardstown, Bill Sheckles, is also a member.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:35:49 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9611 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage Louisville Metro Council Passes Budget That Includes Heavy Police Emphasis http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-passes-budget-includes-heavy-police-emphasis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Metro Council on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday evening passed</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a $551 million operating budget, including Mayor Greg Fischer's push to augment Louisville's police force with a focus downtown.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:16:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9602 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Council Passes Budget That Includes Heavy Police Emphasis Top 4 Changes to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Budget http://wfpl.org/post/top-4-changes-louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-budget <p>After a month of hearings, the Louisville Metro Council is set to vote on Mayor Greg Fischer's 2014-15 budget proposal this evening.</p><p>Of all the items in Fischer's $553-million spending plan, one of the most notable was&nbsp;a proposed 3 percent fee on natural gas, a revenue-producer that&nbsp;would among other things pay for more police downtown.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:42:36 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9594 at http://wfpl.org Top 4 Changes to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Budget Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Blames State Law for Lack of Curfew Enforcement http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad-blames-state-law-lack-curfew-enforcement <p>Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad on Wednesday said the teenage mob rampage through downtown Louisville in March was not a riot, noting that his officers are limited as to how they can handle juvenile offenders.&nbsp;</p><p>The chief, joined by educators and community leaders, made the comments during a panel discussion about the brief spike in violence, which caused an outcry from concerned residents.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:26:28 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9551 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Blames State Law for Lack of Curfew Enforcement