Public hearings set for Louisville’s ‘War on Preservation’ [Opinion: The Arena]

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Readers are encouraged to read and review the ACTUAL ORDINANCE pending before the Metro Council:

ORDINANCE NO._________, SERIES 2012 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 32.260 OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES (AS AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTION).

SPONSORED BY: Councilman David Yates Councilman Rick Blackwell Councilman Robert Henderson Councilman David James Councilman Vicki Welch Councilman James Peden Councilman Kelly Downard Councilman Jerry Miller Councilman Jim King Councilwoman Marianne Butler

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT (THE COUNCIL) AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I: Section 32.260 of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Code of Ordinances (Code) is amended as follows:

§ 32.260 DESIGNATION OF DISTRICTS AND LOCAL LANDMARKS.

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FULL DISCLOSURE:  I was asked to speak to the Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning, Land Design and Development Committee yesterday, to discuss the development and evolution of Louisville’s Landmarks Ordinance.  Appearing with me, was Robert Rice, Esq., an attorney and law school professor who also chairs the Louisville Landmarks Commission.  Mr. Rice discussed the operations and procedures of the Landmarks Commission. 

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