Louisville Metro Government  
Action Summary - Tentative  
Parks and Sustainability Committee  
Chair Cindi Fowler (D-14)  
Vice Chair James Peden (R-23)  
Committee Member Donna L. Purvis (D-5)  
Committee Member Pat Mulvihill (D-10)  
Committee Member Rick Blackwell (D-12)  
Committee Member Marilyn Parker (R-18)  
Committee Member Amy Holton Stewart (D-25)  
Thursday, June 16, 2022  
3:00 PM  
Council Chambers/Virtual  
THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIA VIDEO TELECONFERENCE  
Call to Order  
Roll Call  
Chair Fowler called the meeting to order at 3:01 p.m.  
Chair Fowler introduced the committee and non-committee members present.  
A quorum was established.  
*NOTE: All committee and non-committee members present attended virtually,  
except Council President James, Council Member Hollander, and Council  
Member Kramer, who attended in Chambers.  
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Present:  
Committee Member Donna L. Purvis (D-5), Chair Cindi Fowler (D-14), Committee  
Member Marilyn Parker (R-18), Committee Member Amy Holton Stewart (D-25),  
and Vice Chair James Peden (R-23)  
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Excused:  
Committee Member Pat Mulvihill (D-10), and Committee Member Rick Blackwell  
(D-12)  
Non-Committee Member(s)  
Council President David James (D-6), Council Member Bill Hollander (D-9), and  
Council Member Kevin Kramer (R-11)  
Support Staff  
Clerk(s)  
Hollie Hopkins, Jefferson County Attorney's Office  
Beth Stenberg, Council Financial Analyst  
Cheryl Woods, Assistant Clerk  
Olivia Bennett, Assistant Clerk  
Pending Legislation  
1.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 42 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF  
ORDINANCES REGARDING USE OF METRO OWNED PARKS.  
Sponsors:Primary David James (D-6), Primary Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Primary Cindi Fowler  
(D-14), Primary Nicole George (D-21) and Additional Amy Holton Stewart (D-25)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Vice Chair Peden, seconded by Committee Member  
Holton Stewart, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Council President James  
- Chair Fowler  
- Committee Member Holton Stewart  
- Council Member Hollander  
- Vice Chair Peden  
- Committee Member Parker  
The following was discussed:  
- Metro Council Members and other Metro Government agencies would not be  
required to pay the city for activities within the parks  
- Metro Council is currently being charged for using park items they purchased  
- Question about whether there are exceptions when parks are used free of  
charge  
- Question about what is considered a Metro Council event, and when should  
the Metro Council be charged for events  
- Question about whether Metro Council has to pay for special events,  
historical events, and Metro Council sponsored events in the parks  
- The Mayor is not charged for sponsored events in the parks  
- Question about whether there is a need to discuss budget implications with  
Metro Parks and the Office of Management and Budget  
- Question about putting limits on the number of events and who would  
enforce them  
- Metro Council events held in the parks are currently submitted annually  
- Question about whether tax payers are being charged for events for which  
they should not be charged  
Committee Member Holton Stewart requested to be added as a co-sponsor.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Parker, seconded by Committee  
Member Holton Stewart, that this Ordinance be tabled.  
The motion to table carried by a voice vote.  
Adjournment  
Without objection, Chair Fowler adjourned the meeting at 3:22 p.m.