"Community First" 7/25/2013 e-News

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Community First - 7/25/2013

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Attica Woodson Scott

Councilwoman

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville KY 40202

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Donna Sanders

Legislative Assistant

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Kelsey Goff

Intern

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

VISION

We are committed to building relationships, respecting and valuing our elders and our youth, taking care of our built and our natural environment, advocating for economic growth, and developing a district where residents are healthy, and where unity is felt from the southwest to the west.

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Councilwoman Scott and members of the Democratic Caucus urging folks to make their voices heard at the Ohio River Bridges Project public hearings.



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LEGAL AID OFFERS FREE ASSISTANCE

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, July 25, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, July 30, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, August 1, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, August 6, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, August 6, at 2:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   An attorney will be on hand to discuss the expungement process and which charges can be expunged.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their criminal record which shows the disposition of each case.  A copy of the record may be obtained from Court Archives located in the basement of the Old Jail Building at 514 West Liberty Street in Louisville.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, August 8, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, August 13, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, August 15, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, August 20, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, August 20, at 2:00 PM

WHERE:                       Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch (301 York St.)

PURPOSE:                   An attorney will be on hand to discuss the expungement process and which charges can be expunged.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their criminal record which shows the disposition of each case.  A copy of the record may be obtained from Court Archives located in the basement of the Old Jail Building at 514 West Liberty Street in Louisville.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, August 22, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, August 27, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, August 29, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, September 3, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, September 5, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, September 10, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, September 10, at 2:00 PM

WHERE:                       Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch (301 York St.)

PURPOSE:                   An attorney will be on hand to discuss the expungement process and which charges can be expunged.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their criminal record which shows the disposition of each case.  A copy of the record may be obtained from Court Archives located in the basement of the Old Jail Building at 514 West Liberty Street in Louisville.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, September 12, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, September 17, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

WHAT:                          EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, September 17, at 2:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   An attorney will be on hand to discuss the expungement process and which charges can be expunged.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their criminal record which shows the disposition of each case.  A copy of the record may be obtained from Court Archives located in the basement of the Old Jail Building at 514 West Liberty Street in Louisville.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, September 19, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

 

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Tuesday, September 24, at 11:00 AM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, September 26, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to pursue justice for people in poverty.  Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals facing serious threats to their physical and economic well-being.  For more information, visit Legal Aid’s website at http://www.laslou.org/.


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June 2013 Second Division Officer of the Month.

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Earlier in the year, District Resource Officer Tony Grant wanted to develop a system within our division that would effectively address the number of warrants we carried on our books.  In January of 2013, we had over 2500 with an addition 200 to 250 being assigned to us on a monthly basis.  He clearly knew something had to be done to keep the amount manageable.  With that in mind, Officer Grant began analyzing the warrants numbers we had, the type of warrants we dealt with the most often, the age of the warrants, and the number of people who had multiple warrants in the system.  After a thorough analysis and a method in place, Officer Grant began serving warrants along with other officers in the district using his system of organization.  We immediately started seeing results.

At the beginning of June 2013, we carried 1900 warrants in the system, down from the 2500 which represented a major decrease in numbers.  Then on June 6 through June 8, utilizing Officer Grant’s system, 11 teams of two hit the streets serving warrants.  At the end of the three day blitz, 548 warrants were addressed and approximately 350 were cleared from the system along with 42 individual warrants being served which resulted in physical arrests.  Today, we estimate our warrants numbers to be below 1500 which is a significant decrease from the beginning of the year.  And we anticipate those figures to fall below 1000 in the upcoming months, something rarely seen in a division as busy as ours.  For those results, which are a direct reflection of his efforts, Officer Grant deserves recognition.  Clearly Officer Tony Grant is a well known District Resource Officer who wears many hats on any given day; for him to take on the monumental task of reducing warrants in our division is not by definition one of those hats.  However, not only did he choose to take on the task, but he excelled as well thus making a great contribution to our division and the citizens as a whole.  And he plans to do much more.  For his tireless efforts, I want to congratulate Officer Tony Grant for being named the June 2013 Second Division Officer of the Month. 


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“I am a Green Dot!”

Councilwoman Scott, Kelsey Goff (office intern) and a number of adult and youth leaders from District 1 participated in a Green Dot bystander training of PACT in Action (teen dating violence initiative) and the Center for Women in Families.


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The Louisville Bats have once again teamed up with Louisville Metro Council to offer BATS tickets to groups and organizations throughout the Metro Louisville community. Metro Council Mondays and Metro Council Community Nights will enable non-profit groups, neighborhood associations and small numbers of individuals the opportunity to obtain Louisville BATS tickets and bring the Louisville Slugger Field experience to their patrons.

The Metro Council Mondays that are still remaining, are scheduled for July 29 and August 26. They provide tickets to neighborhood associations, small groups, fundraisers, etc.   In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, vouchers may be redeemed for any of these five scheduled dates.  The vouchers may be used all at once, on a single date or redeemed individually on any one of the five Monday games listed.  There is one more Metro Council Community Night scheduled on Tuesday, July 30 to provide larger non-profit community groups, little league baseball teams, social service agencies who may otherwise not be able to afford a BATS game under normal circumstances tickets.  Those groups attending one of the Community Nights must designate the night they will be attending, the voucher will have the specified date printed on it and will include one hot dog and one drink. 

In order to receive either the Metro Council Monday or your Metro Council Community Night ticket vouchers, we ask that you finalize the total number of tickets needed and e-mail your request and contact information (including shipping address) directly to the Louisville BATS at dmercurio@batsbaseball.com.


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METCO

METCO is the city’s small business lending program, to help small business owners grow or startup their business. METCO also has programs to assist commercial property owners in renovating the façade of their building, make the property handicap accessible and make it a more energy-efficient building. METCO has two major goals:

(1) create jobs and

(2) assist businesses in underserved areas to provide services that the community lacks and needs.

METCO has been providing small business loans since the late 1970’s and relies primarily on repayments to supply the necessary funding for small business owners.

For more information on the METCO program, visit:

ww.louisvilleky.gov/economicdevelopment/METCO


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Basic Information about Louisville Metro’s CodeRED Notification System                                                                                              

Emergency- Used in the event there is immediate danger to life or health and the citizen needs to take action such as sheltering in place for a chemical leak, evacuating or to stay indoors due to a police action.

*   If you have a cell phone or unlisted number you must register to receive Emergency Alerts

Citizens must sign up to receive General and Weather notifications

General- Information on developing issues, public announcements -i.e. mosquito fogging, a chemical release not posing an immediate threat, boil water advisories, etc.

Weather- The following warnings are sent by the National Weather Service using CodeRED

*   Tornado

*   Severe Thunderstorm

*   Flash Flood

Persons can select which weather alerts they want to receive when signing up

What Do I Need to Do?

If you have a listed home number then you should already be in the system for EMERGENCY calls only.

If you recently moved or changed your phone number, you must register.

If you would like email, text messages, General or Weather alerts you must register and select your options.

How Do I Register?

Go to www.louisvilleky.gov

*   Program your phone contact list to recognize the CodeRED alerts. The phone numbers for alerts are:

Emergency:        866-419-5000

General                : 866-969-4636

Weather:             800-566-9780

If you do not have a computer or need assistance to register contact Metro Call at 311.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put in more than one phone number?

*   Yes, you may enter two phone numbers for each address

Will my cell phone receive a message based on where I am?

*   Not unless you register for the Smartphone App.  The address you register your cell number with will determine what messages you receive.

How is the smart phone App different?

*   The App will alert you on your cell based on your location for Emergency and General Messages, if you want the App to notify you of Weather Alerts, there is a monthly charge on your cell phone.         


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