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9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Louisville Shouldn't Make Cyclists Pay a Fee, Mayor Greg Fischer Says

Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer does not support a tax or licensing fee on cyclists in the city.

In an hour long interview Monday with WFPL, Fischer said city leaders should encourage people to bike more often—not worry about getting revenue from cyclists.

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Politics
10:06 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Mayor's Office Says Seven Groups Haven't Documented Grant Spending

Mayor Greg Fischer's office has released the findings of a review of grant funds given to local nonprofits.

About 200 organizations received grants through Metro Council members' Neighborhood Development Funds in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. After controversies about how that money was being spent, Fischer announced the review, noting that it's in line with a city policy that was not previously enforced.

The mayor's office released a statement this morning saying seven groups did not turn in the proper paperwork to show how their city grants were spent.

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Local News
10:00 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Metro Council Will Vote on Changes to Historic Landmarks Designation

Should the fate of historic buildings be decided by the city in general, or just those people who live nearby? That's the question at hand for the Metro Council's Planning and Zoning Committee, and they will vote on it this Tuesday. Under the current system, it takes 200 signatures on a petition to get a building declared a historic landmark. The proposed changes would require that 101 of those signatures come from within one mile of the structure, or within the same Council District.

Local News
3:31 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Committee Postpones Landmarks Ordinance Vote

The Louisville Metro Council Planning and Zoning Committee has postponed a vote on controversial revisions to the city's landmarks ordinance after committee members failed to bring the measure up for discussion.

The changes being considered would give the Metro Council final say over what cites become landmarks. It would also require a majority of the 200 signatures needed to petition a site for landmark hstatusearing to come from residents within a one-mile radius of the proposed landmark.

Those in opposition say the landmarks process has been working for years and the 13-member landmarks commission is more than fair at determining what should be granted landmark status.

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Politics
10:13 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Scott Easily Wins District 1 Primary

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott will likely retain her District 1 seat after winning a five-way primary battle.

The council appointed Scott to the position last year to replace former Councilwoman Judy Green, who was booted from office for ethics violations. Scott beat out her four challengers with 49 percent of the vote.

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10:12 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Shanklin Overcomes Scandal to Win Primary

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin has won a chance for re-election despite a scandal involving her legislative aide being arrested and jailed dozens of times. 

A week before the election it was reported that Shanklin’s grandson, Gary Bohler, remained employed as her assistant despite multiple arrests for drugs, robbery and domestic violence. Bohler was still being paid by the city while in jail, and while he was a fugitive with active warrants for his arrest.