District 12 eNewsletter - July 6, 2022

District 12
CM Blackwell

Councilman Rick Blackwell
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1112
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Heather Blazis
Legislative Assistant
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A big thank you to all those who attended the 2022 Riverview Independence Festival! We loved spending the day with you enjoying great music, food and a spectacular fireworks show!




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Neighborhood Meeting

A pre-application has been filed for a change in zoning from R-6, Multi­Family Residential, to C-1, Commercial, for 7717 and 7721 Saint Andrews Church Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40214 (District 25). For full details. click here. 



The high temperatures and heat indexes we are experiencing can be challenging to people who work outdoors, athletes, the elderly, children and people who have chronic illnesses as well as people without homes. It can also be dangerous for pets. 

Since it’s summer, we’re likely to experience more days of extreme heat. The city offers cooling centers where you can get indoors and out of the heat. The Coalition for the Homeless coordinates the Operation White Flag program to ensure that individuals experiencing houselessness can find shelter during severe weather. Operation White Flag goes into effect when the temperature or heat index is 95 degrees or higher. 

Know the health risks associated with a heat wave.

Here are some tips to help you prevent health risks from excessive heat:

  • Seek air-conditioning:  If your home does not have air-conditioning, seek areas that do-such as libraries, shopping malls, community/senior centers, grocery stores and movie theatres during the warmest period of the day. If you must stay in a home without air-conditioning, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine.     
  • Avoid strenuous activities:  This is particularly true during the hottest time of the day. Individuals who perform strenuous work during the heat of the day are especially at risk.  Here are more safety tips for people who work outdoors.
  • Check on family members, neighbors and friends who are vulnerable.  Move them to air-conditioned places if possible.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you aren’t thirsty.
  • Never leave pets or people, especially children and infants, unattended in cars during a heat wave.


Solar Over Louisville

Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) announced that the deadline to apply for the discounted solar installation program Solar Over Louisville has been extended through Sunday, August 14.

To date, more than 1,000 people have expressed interest in going solar, and SES has signed nearly 50 contracts with local property owners – a record for solarize campaigns in the region. The first solar installation took place on June 3 and seven installations are currently in progress.

Solar Over Louisville gives residents and small businesses in Louisville and surrounding counties the opportunity to obtain discounted wholesale rates for solar installation through SES, the campaign’s vetted installer. SES will continue to offer 12% to 19% discounts for participants that sign up through this program; the discount rate will depend on the size of the installation.

Rooftop solar has the potential to reduce energy costs while reducing emissions of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. Residential buildings account for 27.4% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Visit www.100percentlou.com/2040 to learn more about Solar Over Louisville and sign up before the deadline. You can also sign up for this Solar Over Louisville workshop:

Louisville Metro Government’s Sustainability Work

Solar Over Louisville is Louisville Metro Government’s latest program aimed at moving the city closer to is goal of 100% clean energy community-wide by 2040. Individuals, businesses and organizations also can take advantage of the following programs through the Louisville Metro Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability:

  • Cool Roof Incentive Program
  • Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) program
  • Green Fleet Challenge
  • Commercial Energy Star Program

Since 2016, Louisville Metro has leveraged over $2.7 million in private capital toward energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through its Energy Project Assessment District Program. Over 1 million square feet of cool roofing has been installed through the city’s Cool Roof Incentive Program or on city-owned property to reduce the Urban Heat Island effect since 2016.


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