March 1, 2012 - 9:46pm
We reviewed the proposed changes to the Landmarks Ordinance, and had difficulty understanding what all the hubbub was about. Much of the panicked opposition to the proposed changes is coming from people who obviously not taken the time to read the pending ordinance.
A couple of weeks ago, the Courier-Journal ran an editorial (probably written by Keith Runyon, but understandably unsigned) suggesting that our local government had declared war on historic preservation: “Mayor Greg Fischer and … members of the Metro Council have shown disdain...
February 16, 2012 - 5:35pm
“It is important that government be open and accountable. We respect the Landmarks Commission and the work they do and we will continue to work with them. However, final determination should be made in an open process by the group elected and held accountable by the people of Louisville and not an appointed body,” says Yates.
A bi-partisan group of Metro councilmen has introduced some proposed changes to Louisville’s Landmarks Ordinance, and local preservationists have gotten their collective shorts in a knot. In an editorial, the Courier-Journal characterizes this as a “War on Preservation:”