Oct 22 2020 Louisville’s COVID-19 status at Red alert level

 An increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Louisville has elevated the city’s COVID status to alert level “Red.”

Speaking during the city’s weekly COVID-19 update, Public Health and Wellness Director, Dr. Sarah Moyer, explained that a Red alert level means there are more than 25 positive cases per 100,000 people per day, based on the most recent 7-day average.

Louisville’s current rate is 28.9 cases per 100,000 people per day, up from the prior week’s 24.2.

Oct 22 2020 Metro Health Department and Norton Healthcare partner to host Town Hall on impact of substance abuse among pregnant women

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Norton Healthcare are sponsoring a Facebook Town Hall on the topic of substance abuse and its impact on pregnant women and their families Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m.

Oct 22 2020 Councilwoman Shanklin announces expanded health services available at drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces an expansion of health services will be available at the current drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2 this coming Monday, October 26th.

Oct 21 2020 Louisville Metro streamlines process for eviction prevention assistance programs

 Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Metro Government has removed the income requirement for all of its eviction prevention assistance programs in an effort to streamline the application process for all applicants. The income requirement has been replaced with a maximum cap on monthly rental assistance.

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Oct 20 2020 Phone option provided for LMPD employees and other residents to participate in LMPD top-to-bottom review

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a phone option for those unable to access online surveys being conducted by Hillard Heintze, the Chicago-based company conducting the top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).

Oct 19 2020 City to host virtual Landlord Symposium on October 28

On Wednesday, October 28, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) will host the 2020 Landlord Symposium inviting landlords, rental housing owners, and property managers located in Louisville.   The free, virtual event will be held on WebEx, from 2- 4 p.m.

Oct 19 2020 President James encourages residents concerned about boarding, group and transitional housing to take part in the final special meeting

Is there proper regulation of boarding homes and group housing in Louisville Metro? President David James (D-6) is encouraging residents with concerns over current regulation by Metro Government to participate in the last of a series of virtual meetings to deal with the issue.

Oct 19 2020 National Park Service and National Park Trust Select Wilderness Louisville as a 2020 Challenge Cost Share Award Recipient

Today the National Park Service and National Park Trust announced recipients of the 2020 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote improved access and opportunities for outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and education in our National Parks, National Trails and / or Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Oct 19 2020 Special VAPStat Joint Meeting To Be Held Via Video Teleconferencing

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

VAPSTAT JOINT MEETING

 

The Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc. will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Oct 16 2020 Community input needed for full-scale equity review of Land Development Code

Residents’ feedback and suggestions are needed as Louisville Metro conducts a full-scale review of the Land Development Code (LDC) to identify and correct inequitable land use regulations and policies within the code.

The LDC is a set of rules that regulates development and what can be done with private property. Many elements within the LDC have not been revised since the early 1960s and continue to incorporate discriminatory policies first introduced in 1931.

Oct 16 2020 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Hearing

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District announces a hearing on a Source-Specific VOC Bubble Agreed Board Order with LL Flex, LLC (“ABO”). If approved, the Air Pollution Control District will submit the ABO to EPA for inclusion in the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

Oct 16 2020 Mayor and Hillard Heintze announce surveys as next step in LMPD top-to-bottom review

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Hillard Heintze, the Chicago-based company conducting the top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), will release two anonymous surveys aimed at gathering perspectives from community members and LMPD employees.

The two web-based surveys are accessible today through Tuesday, October 27 at 11:45 p.m., EDT. Additional details will be provided soon to accommodate those who are unable to access the survey online.

Oct 15 2020 President James announces Historic City Hall Clock Tower is glowing purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

President David James (D-6) has announced than the Historic City Hall Clock Tower is glowing purple for the month of October to bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Louisville and across the country. This year, COVID-19 has heightened the concern for victims of domestic violence.

Oct 14 2020 Weekly COVID-19 update from the Department of Public Health and Wellness

 After trending toward the Red alert status last week, Louisville’s COVID-19 cases are now at the Orange level, according to Mayor Greg Fischer and Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Sarah Moyer.

An orange alert level includes a combination of data metrics, but most notably means there are 10-25 positive cases per 100,000 people per day, based on the most recent 7-day average.