January 24, 2012 - 10:00pm
"There have been some cities that declared bankruptcy. There are others that are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. We are not going to allow that to happen her in our city. So we have to take action."
Louisville’s new mayor, Greg Fischer, released a report today, indicating that taxpayers spend nearly $14 million a year on unplanned overtime pay for city workers; some of which can be reduced with better management and long-term changes to union contracts. This is significant, since...
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
"I didn't become a public servant because I get a kick out of delivering bad news to anyone," said the mayor. "If you have a deep-seated need to be loved and admired every day, you don't need to be mayor, you need to work in a pet shop."
A year ago, in his first State of the City address, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called for a new economic development vision for Louisville, saying the city has lost too many jobs the last decade while competitor cities have grown. “Louisville needs to act more boldly and take more...
January 11, 2012 - 7:33pm
None of this means, however, that Fischer’s appointment of a sustainability czar is anything other than a silly and wasteful act of leftist symbolism. “Sustainability” is a neo-Marxian buzzword for an expansion of governmental control over private market decision-making, in an effort to stem a non-existent “ecological crisis.”
Louisville’s new mayor, Greg Fischer, delivered today on one of his main campaign promises: He appointed Louisville Metro Government’s first Director of Sustainability. And, no, it wasn’t Jackie Green; it was a woman named Maria Koetter.
December 19, 2011 - 10:15am
Yesterday, Occupy Louisville met about the city's decision to revoke their tents and effectively evict them from Founders Square at 5th & Muhammad Ali. Mayor Greg Fischer seems to be of the misguided impression that protesters aren't going to protest.
It would seem that Mayor Greg Fischer has had his fill of Occupy Louisville. After meeting with city officials this past Friday, protesters were politely informed that their permit for Founders Square is getting renewed for 2012, but without any sort of structure to keep them warm at night. No...
December 18, 2011 - 9:44pm
“After reviewing the report released today by State Auditor Crit Luallen, it is clear there are significant problems at MSD that will erode the public’s trust in the agency if immediate changes are not made,” Fischer said. “The changes that I am announcing will begin a new era at MSD.”
The stink emanating from the headquarters of Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is not from the sewers themselves, but from a number of things hitting the fan last Friday; not the least of which was a scathing, 142-page audit report from Kentucky’s State Auditor Crit Luallen...