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File #: R-149-20    Version: Name: A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO REPAIR, RESTORE AND REINSTALL THE KING LOUIS STATUE TO ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION ON 6TH AND JEFFERSON STREETS (AS AMENDED)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2020 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 12/10/2020 Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO REPAIR, RESTORE AND REINSTALL THE KING LOUIS STATUE TO ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION ON 6TH AND JEFFERSON STREETS (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: Kevin Kramer (R-11), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Anthony Piagentini (R-19), Marilyn Parker (R-18), Scott Reed (R-16)
Attachments: 1. R-149-20 V.3 FAM 121020 Restore King Louis.pdf, 2. R-149-20 V.2 CAM 120120 RESTORE KING LOUIS.pdf, 3. R-149-20 V.1 110520 Restore King Louis Statue to 6th and Jefferson.pdf, 4. RES 126 2020.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. _____, SERIES 2020
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A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO REPAIR, RESTORE AND REINSTALL THE KING LOUIS STATUE TO ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION ON 6TH AND JEFFERSON STREETS (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS KRAMER, PIAGENTINI,
ACKERSON, PARKER, AND REED

WHEREAS, our community, our city and our nation have been affected by the relationship between France and its then leader, King Louis XVI and commemorate that relationship through the naming of our city; and
WHEREAS, a statue of Carrara marble weighing 9 tons was commissioned in his honor in France in 1829 and later given to our community more than a century later; and
WHEREAS, in 1954 Louisville formed its first Sister City relationship with Montpellier, France, thanks to the international study opportunities created by the University of Louisville and then Louisville Mayor Andrew Broaddus, and in a "gesture of friendship," the King Louis XVI statue was gifted to the City of Louisville and its citizens by the Mayor of Montpellier; and
WHEREAS, the King Louis statue was first displayed in Louisville 53 years ago, in 1967, where it has been displayed on the corner of 6th & Jefferson Streets adjacent to both City and Metro Halls; and
WHEREAS, the statue of King Louis was damaged this summer during protests and later removed from its longstanding location to prevent additional damage; and
WHEREAS, much concern over the return of this historic piece of international art, symbolizing our close relationship with our Sister City causes the Metro Council to seek, if feasible, the expeditious repair, restoration, and reinstallation of the King Louis statue back at its permanent home at 6th and Jefferson Streets. submit this resolution seeking the repair, restoration and reinstallation of the King Louis statue back at its permanent home at 6th and Jefferson Streets as soon as it is possible.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE...

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