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April 26, 2019

FY20 Budget

Mayor Fischer presented his FY20 budget to the Louisville Metro Council last night. The consequences of the budget deficit discussed over the last few months were apparent in the mayor's proposal. The Middletown Library and the Charmoli Neighborhood Place, for example, were recommended for closure. Whether or not proposals such as those end up coming to fruition, this budget will present challenges. However, I am dedicated to mitigating the impact of any necessary cuts in services and look forward to celebrating the positives associated with this budget such as the upcoming opening of the Northeast Regional Library. To view the proposed $623 million general fund budget in detail, please click here.

The Metro Council will begin its review of the mayor's budget on May 6. That week's budget hearings will include an overview of city revenues and debt obligations, the first of three public hearings, and discussion about the budget for Metro Parks and Recreation. Hearings will continue through the middle of June, culminating in final approval of the FY20 budget at the June 25 Metro Council meeting. Click here to see the full schedule of hearings.

Your thoughts on this process are important to me too, of course. Please continue to email or call me with any suggestions you have towards approving the budget best suited to move Louisville forward.

Contact the District 17 Office

Markus Winkler
17th District Councilman



Kip Eatherly
Legislative Aide


Important Numbers

Animal Services   473-7387
Codes & Regulations   574-2508
EACM   426-2824
Health & Wellness   574-6520
Jefferson Co. Clerk   574-5700
KY Science Center   561-6100
LFPL   574-1611
LG&E   589-1444
LMPD (8th Division)   574-2258
Louisville Water Co.   583-6610
Louisville Zoo   459-2181
MetroCall   311
MSD   540-6000
Parks   574-7275
Planning   574-6230
Public Works   574-5810
TARC   585-1234

BOZA Hearing


Recycling Latex Paint

Do you have latex paint you would like to get rid of, but aren't sure how? You can drop off usable latex paint at one of the city's staffed recycling centers or any Habitat ReStore. Habitat will re-blend the paint and sell it for $13 per gallon. Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity's mission to create housing solutions for Louisville families.

This program is for latex paint only. Anything oil-based or requiring paint thinner or other solvents for cleanup is a hazardous material and should be disposed of at HAZ BIN, 7501 Grade Lane. Leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers will not be accepted.   

How-To Festival


Free Trees


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