metro government http://wfpl.org en There Were 8,600 Homeless People in Louisville Last Year, Here's What Officials Are Doing About It http://wfpl.org/post/there-were-8600-homeless-people-louisville-last-year-heres-what-officials-are-doing-about-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The most recent&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/215953608/2013-Homeless-Census-for-Press-Conference" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Homeless Census</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;shows that 8,608 people visited a shelter or spent time on the street in 2013.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:05:44 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9044 at http://wfpl.org There Were 8,600 Homeless People in Louisville Last Year, Here's What Officials Are Doing About It Soon, You'll Be Able to Pay for Parking in Louisville With Your Phone http://wfpl.org/post/soon-youll-be-able-pay-parking-louisville-your-phone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In response to what officials say is strong citizen demand, Louisville Metro Government will allow drivers to pay for parking meters with their phones.</span></p><p>The city is working with <a href="http://passportparking.com/company/">North Carolina-based Passport Parking</a> to accept payments through an app, text messages or phone calls. Such payments will carry a 25 cent fee, which is Passport's only revenue in the deal.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:01:57 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7542 at http://wfpl.org Soon, You'll Be Able to Pay for Parking in Louisville With Your Phone Louisville Metro Government Seeks Public Input on 25-Year Plan Monday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-government-seeks-public-input-25-year-plan-monday <p>Louisville Metro Government will hold the first of eight town hall meetings Monday to gather citizens' ideas and suggestions for the future of the city.</p><p>The meeting is part of the <a href="http://visionlouisville.com/">Vision Louisville Project</a>, which will result in a 25-year plan for development in the city. City officials hope to gather 45,000 ideas for Vision Louisville in the coming 45 days.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:58:31 +0000 Brandon Girdley 5953 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Government Seeks Public Input on 25-Year Plan Monday Monday News Special: Mayor Greg Fischer http://wfpl.org/post/monday-news-special-mayor-greg-fischer <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will join us Monday at 1pm to discuss jobs, crime and the latest controversies in the Metro Council. We&#39;ll get his take on the status of the former Kentucky Kingdom site, and the latest ruling involving the firefighters settlement.&nbsp;</p><p>Join us with your thoughts, Monday from 1-2pm, at 502-814-TALK (8255), news@wfpl.org, or leave us a comment on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wfpllouisville">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/wfplnews">Twitter</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:59:49 +0000 Laura Ellis 930 at http://wfpl.org Monday News Special: Mayor Greg Fischer Louisville Puts Economic Data Online http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-puts-economic-data-online <p>Metro Government has launched a website that features charts of local economic data.</p><p>The <a href="http://ksdc.louisville.edu/joomla2/index.php/presentations/dashboard#">site features</a> information from the Kentucky State Data Center, and some of it is painful.&nbsp;For instance, looking through the site, you can see that population growth has slowed, wages have dropped and employment remained flat for most of the time after the recession (but it is on the upswing now).&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:13:33 +0000 Gabe Bullard 687 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Puts Economic Data Online