Mayor Greg Fischer http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Says Demolishing Beecher Terrace Would Take Time http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-says-demolishing-beecher-terrace-would-take-time <p></p><p>The plans to tear down Louisville's largest remaining public housing complex will take at least a decade to be finalized, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.</p><p>Talks began last week about <a href="/post/what-beecher-terrace-residents-and-neighbors-say-about-complexs-possible-demolition">razing Beecher Terrace,</a> a 760-unit complex near Ninth Street&nbsp;and Muhammad Ali Blvd in West Louisville.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9703 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Says Demolishing Beecher Terrace Would Take Time Louisville Shouldn't Make Cyclists Pay a Fee, Mayor Greg Fischer Says http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-shouldnt-make-cyclists-pay-fee-mayor-greg-fischer-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer does not support a tax or licensing fee on cyclists in the city.</span></p><p>In an <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/listen-news-special-louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-discusses-downtown-violence-walmart-and-more">hour long interview Monday with WFPL</a>, Fischer said&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">city leaders should encourage people to bike more often—not</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;worry about getting revenue from cyclists. </span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9682 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Shouldn't Make Cyclists Pay a Fee, Mayor Greg Fischer Says 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 Photos: Louisville Metro Police Graduates 23 New Recruits http://wfpl.org/post/photos-louisville-metro-police-graduates-23-new-recruits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Police's training academy on Friday graduated 23 new police officers and an Alcoholic Beverage Control officer.</span></p><p>During the ceremony at the Iroquois Amphitheater, Mayor Greg Fischer thanked Metro Council <a href="/post/louisville-metro-council-approves-mayor-greg-fischers-lge-fee">members &nbsp;for their vote in favor of the LG&amp;E fee. </a>The LG&amp;E fee, Fischer said, will allow for more officers and increased public safety in Louisville.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:52:48 +0000 Eleanor Hasken 9508 at http://wfpl.org Photos: Louisville Metro Police Graduates 23 New Recruits Why Louisvillians Ride Their Bikes To Work http://wfpl.org/post/why-louisvillians-ride-their-bikes-work <p></p><p>For Friday's Bike to Work Day, Louisville cyclists met up in area parks and rode downtown for free coffee and bananas before heading to their jobs.</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 10:54:56 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9461 at http://wfpl.org Why Louisvillians Ride Their Bikes To Work Louisville Metro Council Committee Approves Natural Gas Fee http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-committee-approves-natural-gas-fee <p>A Louisville Metro Council committee has narrowly approved an ordinance that would raise the natural gas bills of most LG&amp;E customers in the city by three percent to generate new revenue under <a href="/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-proposes-lge-fee-fund-significant-public-safety-increase">Mayor Greg Fischer’s budget proposal.</a></p><p>The council’s budget committee voted 4-3 Thursday for the measure, which will be considered by the full council next week.</p><p>Fischer has said the franchise fee would result in an average cost of $20 per year for customers.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:55:05 +0000 Rick Howlett 9454 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Council Committee Approves Natural Gas Fee Mayor Fischer is Interested in Toughening Louisville's Curfew Law, but Police Write Few Citations http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-fischer-interested-toughening-louisvilles-curfew-law-police-write-few-citations <p>One idea floated in the aftermath of the string of <a href="/post/how-did-so-much-violence-happen-saturday-downtown-louisville">violence by young people last month in downtown Louisville</a> is strengthening the city's curfew law.</p><p>At the moment, Louisville doesn't permit people 18 and younger from being out after 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends (with several exceptions). The curfew ends on all days at 6 a.m.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan & Joseph Lord 9222 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Fischer is Interested in Toughening Louisville's Curfew Law, but Police Write Few Citations Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff http://wfpl.org/post/updated-louisville-water-co-msd-immediately-start-sharing-some-services-staff <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 1:47 p.m.: A Little More</span></strong></p><p>Leaders of the Louisville Water Company and the Metropolitan Sewer District will begin a consolidation effort that could save nearly $100 million in expenses over the next 10 years.</p><p>Greg Heitzman, executive director of Metropolitan Sewer District, said a bulk of the saving will come from shared support services and attrition.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:28:09 +0000 Joseph Lord & Jacob Ryan 8511 at http://wfpl.org Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff Metro Louisville's SummerWorks Program Aims for 2,000 Jobs for Young People http://wfpl.org/post/metro-louisvilles-summerworks-program-aims-2000-jobs-young-people <p>Metro Louisville has set a goal of 2,000 young people getting jobs through the city's SummerWorks program.</p><p>The program helps place young people in summer jobs, working with companies including Norton Healthcare and Norton Healthcare.</p><p>“We know that that first summer job can often set the tone for a person’s life," Fischer said Tuesday at a news conference. "A lot of the kids that we have, they haven’t worked where they had to clock in, get a pay check, whatever it might be. And the mentors and the people they meet at these jobs can really make a world of difference for them."</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:05:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 8386 at http://wfpl.org Metro Louisville's SummerWorks Program Aims for 2,000 Jobs for Young People Mayor Greg Fischer Reorganizes Louisville's Air District After Independent Audit Findings http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-reorganizes-louisvilles-air-district-after-independent-audit-findings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer says he plans to reorganize Louisville's Air Pollution Control District in the wake of two independent audits.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:32:24 +0000 Erica Peterson 8280 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Reorganizes Louisville's Air District After Independent Audit Findings