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David James

Councilman David James

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Shalanna Taylor

Shalanna Taylor

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Residents of Metro Council Districts 6 and 8 encouraged to submit ideas to improve health and wellness


Neighborhood residents in Metro Council Districts 6 and 8 are invited to submit ideas to improve health and wellness in those districts. 

Our Money, Our Voice, launched in August, is an initiative of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity and Metro Council President David James (District 6) and Councilman Brandon Coan (District 8).  People living in those council districts will decide how $150,000 ($75,000 in each district) will be spent.

“A committee of local residents from each district has worked hard to learn about the participatory budgeting process,” said President James. “They’ve been engaging their neighbors to tell them about this great opportunity and even gathering some ideas. Now our residents have an online way to submit their ideas.”

After the idea collection phase of the project is over, the proposals are further developed and vetted for the voting process, explained Councilman Coan.  “We’re putting the power of the purse in people’s hands,” he said, “but along with that comes the responsibility to make and advocate for good policy.”

Our Money, Our Voice is the name of Louisville’s participatory budgeting initiative - a way for members of a community to work together to better meet their needs while having a direct say in government decisions.  In the process, people often find new ways of interacting with government and with each other to create solutions for all.  Participatory budgeting has been practiced in the United States since 2009 in such cities as Hartford, CT; Greensboro, NC; New York and Chicago.


Funding for the initiative is coming from $100,000 in capital infrastructure funds ($50,000 from each district) and $50,000 from the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.

District 6 neighborhoods participating in Our Money, Our Voice include Algonquin, California, Limerick, Old Louisville, Park Hill, Russell (the section north of Broadway Ave., south of Plymouth St., west of 22nd St. and east of 26th St.), Taylor-Berry, University and Victory Park

Participating District 8 neighborhoods include Belknap, Bonnycastle, Cherokee Seneca – Alta Vista, Cherokee Triangle, Deer Park, Gardiner Lane – Upper Highlands, Hawthorne, Hayfield Dundee – Upper Highlands, Highlands Douglass, Original Highlands and Tyler Park.

“We – local government – can’t fix health problems on our own.  We need everyone’s input and partnership” said Dr. Sarah Moyer, director for the Department of Public Health and Wellness. “People usually know what’s needed to improve things in their neighborhoods. If you live in District 6 or 8, let us hear from you.  Send us your ideas for improving health. We want a city where everyone and every community thrives.”

To submit ideas or learn more about Our Money, Our Voice visit www.OurMoneyOurVoice.org.  Deadline to collect ideas November 2. 


Center for Health Equity is piloting a Participatory Budgeting project and we are looking for volunteers to help us

  1. better understand the needs and priorities of local residents and
  2. work with residents to vote on how their tax dollars will be spent

Know of anyone who might be a great fit?


 For more information, visit http://ourmoneyourvoice.org to see how the process works.

To submit your ideas for the participatory budget visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/center-health-equity/our-money-our-voice