District 26 eNews | May 25th


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman

Jeff T. Noble
Legislative Aide

Michael Garton
District Liaison


Animal Services
(502) 473-7387

Bon Air Library
(502) 574-1795

County Clerk
(502) 574-5700

Courts System
(502) 595-4428

Drivers Licensing Offices

Bowman Field
(502) 564-1257


Health and Wellness
(502) 574-6520

(502) 589-1444

Louisville Water Company
(502) 583-6610


Mosquito Control
(502) 574-6641

Metro Sewer District (MSD)
(502) 540-6000

Poison Control
(502) 589-8222

Police (non-Emergency)

Louisville Metro (LMPD)
(502) 574-2187

St. Matthews
(502) 893-9000

Property Valuation (PVA)
(502) 574-6380

State Highway Office
(502) 210-5400

Transit Authority (TARC) 
(502) 585-1234

U.S. Veterans Affairs
(502) 595-4447

(502) 459-2181

May 25, 2023



Dear Neighbor,

As most parents and children are acutely aware, tomorrow is the last day for students at JCPS schools. I'd like to wish all our graduating seniors the very best as they look toward further education, whether that is at an institution of higher learning, apprenticeship or other training program, or going out into the wider world as an adult. 

My colleagues and I are in the middle of our annual Budget process to fund the people and programs that serve you in Louisville Metro. We are about two weeks away from completing the budget hearing process, where each department comes before one or more committees and shares their spending plan for the next fiscal year. FY 2023-2024 for Louisville Metro begins on July 1, 2023.

Aside from my chief concern for our Public Safety Budget, my other focus this year will be on keeping our commitment to increase the quality of our roads and other infrastructure. We made a promise to get all roads in Jefferson County to an "average" score of 50 or better by 2025. The end of that plan is in sight, and we will be committing additional dollars to this plan in this budget to keep us on track. 

If you would like to share your comments on the Budget, your opportunity to do so is coming up Tuesday, May 30th at 6pm. You can sign up that day starting at 5:30pm. Speakers will have 3 minutes to speak to the Council about their concerns. 

This Monday is the Mayor's Hike, Bike, and Paddle event. If you are looking for a free, fun way to spend Memorial Day, I invite you to join thousands of Louisville families for this exciting day in our community. More information is below. 

Enjoy the weekend,


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman


Hikes Lane Work Continues

Hikes Lane is undergoing a multi-month rehabilitation project. Expect delays and detours as we repair and replace many of the concrete slabs that make up this connective roadway. We will try to keep you updated on closures as we are made aware of them. 

Please check out the work plan and detailed maps for more information

Hikes Lane

May 29 | Mayor's Hike Bike and Paddle


Join Mayor Craig Greenberg for the Memorial Day Hike, Bike & Paddle on Monday, May 29th at the Waterfront Park Great Lawn!

HIKE! This year’s Hike will consist of a 4-mile walk with multiple marked turnaround points throughout. Travel from the Great Lawn and follow the Ohio River east all the way to the Beargrass Creek Pump Station.

BIKE! Cycle 15.7 miles from the Great Lawn out to Iroquois Park and back! The roads will be closed for you to safely travel to Iroquois, and there will be individuals riding along to help with any roadside assistance. Thanks, SWAG It!

PADDLE! Paddlers will have the option of launching at the Harbor Lawn or the U of L Boat Docks and paddle downstream to meet the other paddlers. This year’s paddle will go from the Harbor Lawn upriver to Beargrass Creek and traverse to the Pump Station.

Beginning at 8 a.m. there will be plenty of fun, free fitness activities for you to enjoy. These include Yoga with Yoga East, Tai Chi with Nu Chapter Tai Chi Chuan & QiGong Institute, and Zumba with Nu Image Fitness. Also check out cricket with the Louisville Cricket Club, pickleball, as well as Pound and Hype fitness demonstrations!

FREE t-shirts are available to the first 2,000 people. The t-shirt tent will open at 8:30 a.m., make sure to get in line early to snag you one with our new, awesome logo!

The Hike, Bike & Paddle portion of the event will begin at 10 a.m.

Following the event, Goodbounce Pickleball Yard will host an after-party at their state-of-the-art facility on River Road offering free yard games, with food and beverage available for purchase. The after-party will begin around 1 p.m. at 1515 River Shore Drive.

LMPD Chief Selection Survey Results

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 19, 2023) – After receiving more than 1,200 responses, Mayor Craig Greenberg released the results of a survey on what qualities, values and priorities community members would like to see in the next permanent Chief of Police for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The survey, which was made available online through Louisville Metro’s website, offered a chance for the community to weigh in on qualifications they want to see in the next permanent Chief of Police, what kind of leadership style the right candidate should possess, what they think the priorities of the chief should be, and an open-ended opportunity to provide other information about the selection process.

Below are some of the key findings from the survey:

  • 72.4% of respondents believe a track record of reducing crime and promoting community safety is the most important quality for the next permanent Chief of Police.
  • 64.7% believe that crime reduction should be the next permanent chief’s top priority, followed by 55.9% who believe his or her top priority should be curbing gun violence.
  • 76.5% of respondents said “Honesty, integrity” should be the top leadership quality in the next permanent Chief of Police, followed by 50.2% who selected “Holds all employees accountable.”
  • For the open-ended responses, the top concerns were crime reduction, changing the culture of the police department, building trust with the community and holding officers and staff accountable.

Of the 1,214 responses received, 1,119 respondents live in Jefferson County, 74.4% are white, 15.6% are Black, 49.3% are male and 47.5% are female. The survey was conducted by Public Sector Search and Consulting, Inc., which is working with Louisville Metro Government on the search and selection of a permanent Chief of Police for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Community Policing Councils

The mission of the Community Policing Councils (CPC) is to advance constitutional policing through community oriented policing principles. The purpose of the CPCs is to work with LMPD and develop a comprehensive Community Oriented Policing approach that collaboratively identifies and implements strategies to address crime and safety issues.

Community policing concentrates on both preventing crime and eliminating the fear it creates. Community policing enables law enforcement to better understand both the needs of the community and the factors that contribute to crime.

A well-functioning police department actively works to build trust with the residents it protects and functions as a part of the community rather than isolate from it. Community policing cultivates trust when the public views officers as engaging fairly and respecting the rule of law. It also creates officers who value civil rights respect every member of the community equally and see their work as an investment in
the community.

CPC meetings will engage in detailed and meaningful discussions to identify concerns, problems, successes, and opportunities for Community Policing within each police division. They will craft solutions specifically aimed at the needs of each neighborhood and police division to address the community’s concerns. Those solutions will become recommendations submitted directly to LMPD Administration for consideration. All concerns addressed by the community will be made available on the OIG’s website for public viewing, as well as any recommendations submitted to LMPD Administration.


Metro Council FY 2023-2024 Budget Hearings

Budget Hearings

The Metro Council Budget Committee began budget hearings May 8th. The public is invited to participate in the budget process and share their thoughts. The 2023-2024 Recommended Executive Budget Document is available online here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/management-budget/fy24-budget. The first opportunity is through an online form for written comments, which is now available. The form is located on the Metro Council website, and a direct link is here:  https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/z1d6ky3v1eq239k/. The online form for comments will close on Wednesday, June 7, at 5:00 pm.

The last opportunity is for the public to speak about the budget in-person in Metro Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson Street, on Tuesday, May 30 - 6 P.M.

Speakers may sign up in-person beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Sign-ups will be open for one hour and will close promptly at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will have up to three minutes to address the Council about the proposed budget.

The complete schedule of budget hearings is available online here: https://louisvilleky.gov/metro-council/document/fy24-budget-hearing-schedule.

FYI: The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee has updated the schedule for reviewing the budget. The two changes include the Corrections and Louisville Metro Police Department hearings.

  • Corrections – Monday, May 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • LMPD – Thursday, June 8 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The 2023-2024 Recommended Executive Budget Document is available online here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/management-budget/fy24-budget.

The Metro Council will vote to adopt the FY 24 Budget on Thursday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. during the regularly scheduled meeting.

The public may watch all meetings live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184, on UVERSE at Channel 99, or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleMetroCouncil.

Utility Assistance


Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services joins with Community Action Agencies across the state to begin accepting applications for the 2023 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Spring Subsidy Cooling Component. This federally funded program is designed to help offset the cost of higher electric bills due to rising temperatures. Applications will be accepted now through June 2 or until funds are depleted.

The LIHEAP Spring Subsidy component provides households a one-time benefit ranging from $38 to $200 depending on income levels and housing category. Residents can apply regardless of the status of their utility bills. The benefit amount is paid directly to the electricity vendor (i.e. LG&E).

To find out if you’re eligible, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/LIHEAP. Jefferson County residents wishing to apply must schedule an appointment utilizing the automated appointment system. Appointments can also be scheduled by calling 502-991-8391.

Public Notices

100 Marshall Dr

The proposal is for Variances to allow a proposed dental office building and parking to encroach into required front and street side setbacks.

Subject Property: 100 MARSHALL DR
Case Number: 22-VARIANCE-0163 (Associated with 22-DDP-0133)
Case Manager: Jay Luckett (jay.luckett@louisvilleky.gov)
Date: MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2023
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

Learn how to participate online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings

To view documents related to this proposal, please visit:
Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services (Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
444 S. 5th Street, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-6230

Or visit louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design for:

  • Meeting agenda and staff report (typically available one week prior to meeting)
  • More information on zoning processes
  • Public comment opportunities
  • Visit https://louisville.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for meeting agenda and staff report

A list of persons notified of this proposal is available in the case file.
Public Meetings are now available for viewing via live stream at the following website: https://louisville.legistar.com

Persons who desire special accommodations should contact the Planning Commission office at (502) 574-6230 at least one week prior to this meeting. TDD users please use the Relay Service, 1-800-648-6056.


100 Marshall Dr