The Metro Council ad hoc Vacant Properties Committee is holding a special meeting in west Louisville to hear from community groups and neighborhood leaders.

Committee members are specifically looking to spotlight organizations with small budgets, and are urging groups to make 2 to 3 minute presentations.

Vacant Properties Vice-Chair Attica Scott, D-1, says she wants to introduce the community to city initiatives related to abandoned and vacant properties, and give non-profits a chance to showcase their own ideas to lawmakers.

The panel is scheduled to meet February 12 at 3 p.m. in the Trinity Family Life Center located at 3811 Hale Avenue. Those interested in signing up are asked to contact Scott’s office this week at 574-1101 or e-mail her legislative aide at: donna.sanders@louisvilleky.gov.