Louisville Metro Government  
Action Summary - Tentative  
Public Works Committee  
Chair Nicole George (D-21)  
Vice Chair Stuart Benson (R-20)  
Committee Member Keisha Dorsey (D-3)  
Committee Member Bill Hollander (D-9)  
Committee Member Anthony Piagentini (R-19)  
Committee Member Madonna Flood (D-24)  
Committee Member Brent Ackerson (D-26)  
Tuesday, June 14, 2022  
4:00 PM  
Council Chambers/Virtual  
THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIA VIDEO TELECONFERENCE  
Call to Order  
Roll Call  
Chair George called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.  
Chair George introduced the committee members present. A quorum was  
established.  
*NOTE: All committee members present attended in Chambers, except  
Committee Member Dorsey, who attended virtually.  
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Present:  
Committee Member Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Committee Member Bill Hollander (D-9),  
Committee Member Anthony Piagentini (R-19), Vice Chair Stuart Benson (R-20),  
Chair Nicole George (D-21), and Committee Member Brent Ackerson (D-26)  
1 - Committee Member Madonna Flood (D-24)  
Excused:  
Support Staff  
Jason Fowler, Jefferson County Attorney's Office  
Clerk(s)  
Cheryl Woods, Assistant Clerk  
Sonya Harward, Clerk  
Pending Legislation  
1.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO  
GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 119 REGARDING THE  
REGISTRATION OF RENTAL HOUSING TO INCLUDE AND ASSIGN THE DIRECTOR OF  
LOUISVILLE METRO CODES AND REGULATIONS, OR DESIGNEE, FURTHER  
ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT DUTIES REGARDING THE REGISTRY OF  
RENTAL HOUSING UNITS.  
Sponsors:Primary Rick Blackwell (D-12), Primary Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Primary Nicole George  
(D-21) and Primary Jecorey Arthur (D-4)  
Attachments:  
This item was held in committee.  
2.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES  
SECTION 50.57 TO DEFINE CONDOMINIUMS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE STORM  
WATER DRAINAGE AUTHORITY.  
Primary Anthony Piagentini (R-19)  
Sponsors:  
Attachments:  
This item was held in committee.  
3.  
AN ORDINANCE IN SUPPORT OF LOUISVILLE METRO GOVERNMENT ADOPTING A  
TRAFFIC SAFETY INITIATIVE KNOWN AS VISION ZERO (AS AMENDED).  
Primary Nicole George (D-21)  
Sponsors:  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Piagentini, seconded by Vice  
Chair Benson, that this Ordinance be untabled.  
Amanda Deatherage, Public Works, gave a presentation (see attached).  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Chair George  
- Amanda Deatherage  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Dirk Gowin, Public Works  
- Committee Member Ackerson  
- Committee Member Hollander  
- Committee Member Dorsey  
The following was discussed:  
- Vision Zero sets a goal of zero traffic fatalities by 2050  
- Vision Zero updates the existing reports and creates an action plan  
- Vision Zero establishes reporting requirements  
- Question about whether an Ordinance is needed to initiate action  
- The primary factor is the availability of federal funding  
- A commitment from elected leaders is also necessaary  
- Question about how much funding is available through the Safe Streets and  
Roads grant  
- The minimum federal grant funds are $5 million with a local match of $1.25  
million  
- The minimum grant application will show $6.25 million for safety  
improvements  
- Grants are available for planning and implementation  
- Implementation grants are used to build actual projects  
- Planning grants are intended to help develop the plans  
- Louisville Metro is the only jurisdiction in Kentucky that is eligible to apply for  
the implementation grant  
A motion was made by Committee Member Dorsey, seconded by Chair  
George, that this Ordinance be amended as shown in the attached document  
titled "O-178-22 V.2 CAM 061422 Adopting Vision Zero Traffic Safety  
Initiative.pdf".  
The motion to amend carried by a voice vote.  
The motion to recommend for approval carried by the following vote and the  
amended Ordinance was sent to Old Business:  
6 - Dorsey, Hollander, Piagentini, Benson, George, and Ackerson  
1 - Flood  
Yes:  
Excused:  
The motion to recommend for approval carried by the following vote and the  
amended Ordinance was sent to Old Business:  
Adjournment  
Without objection, Chair George adjourned the meeting at 4:37 p.m.  
Note: Items sent to the Consent Calendar or Old Business will be heard before the full Council at  
the Metro Council meeting on June 23, 2022.