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File #: R-110-20    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 9/17/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT EXPRESSING CONCERNS IN THE LEADERSHIP OF MAYOR GREG FISCHER AND URGING IMPROVED PARTNERSHIP WITH METRO COUNCIL TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION).
Sponsors: Kevin Kramer (R-11), Stuart Benson (R-20), Robin Engel (R-22), Marilyn Parker (R-18), Scott Reed (R-16), Anthony Piagentini (R-19), Markus Winkler (D-17), David James (D-6)
Attachments: 1. R-110-20 V.2 FABS 091720 No Confidence.pdf, 2. R-110-20 V.1 082020 No Confidence.pdf, 3. RES 096 2020.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. ________, SERIES 2020
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A RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT EXPRESSING CONCERNS IN THE LEADERSHIP OF MAYOR GREG FISCHER AND URGING IMPROVED PARTNERSHIP WITH METRO COUNCIL TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS WINKLER, KRAMER, BENSON, ENGEL, PARKER, REED, PIAGENTINI, AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government ("Council") believes the number one priority of Louisville Metro Government is to ensure the safety of all its residents; and
WHEREAS, the Council recognizes significant issues of racial and social inequity exists across our community and our nation that must be proactively addressed; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that claims of transparency by Mayor Greg Fischer and the Administration have not been sufficiently supported through the actions of the Administration including disciplining those that have sought to punish whistle blowers in Metro Government; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that Mayor Greg Fischer failed to hold leadership of the Louisville Metro Police Department ("LMPD") properly accountable thereby contributing to the civil unrest; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that the time has come for systemic changes at the LMPD and finalization of the Fraternal Order of Police ("FOP") contract; and
WHEREAS, the number of homicides reported by LMPD continues to rise; and
WHEREAS, communication and partnership by and between Mayor Greg Fischer and the Council have not been sufficient; and
WHEREAS, concern exists with the selection and management by the Administration of Boards and department leadership; and
WHEREAS, not enough effort has been made to ensure the make-up of Metro Government represents the demographics of Louisville Metro; and
WHEREAS, the Council has authori...

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