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Councilwoman Butler announces 2013 Budget Hearing Schedule beginning on May 29th

Wednesday May 22, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
                Stephen Haag 574-1204 / 645-1752

Louisville – The Budget Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will begin its review of the FY 2013-2014 Operating and Capital Budgets on Wednesday, May 29th with the Department of Public Health and Wellness. The hearing will begin at 3:00pm.

“This is the first budget where our revenue picture looks much brighter than in years past,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) who chairs the Committee. “We have a good working relationship with the Mayor and his staff and I do not expect any major surprises as we begin our review.”

The Committee has scheduled several hearings over the coming weeks with the goal of approving a budget on Thursday, June 18th.

“The Mayor’s process of developing a budget worked with members of the Metro Council and reflects much of our shared vision for the community. I look forward to working with my council colleagues to review the Mayor’s proposed budget over the next month,” said Councilman Kelly Downard (R-16) who is Budget Committee Vice-Chair.

The Fischer Administration will give an overview of revenue projects and operations of the government for the coming year on Monday, June 3rd. On Thursday, June 5th public safety agencies such as Fire and EMS will appear before the committee. Louisville Metro Police will come before the group on Tuesday, June 11th at 3:00pm.

The public will have a chance to comment on the budget at a special public hearing which will be held on Thursday, June 13th beginning at 5:30pm in Council Chambers. Information on how to sign up for comment will be forth coming.

“This budget reflects many priorities of the Council and we look forward to hearing from each agency on what lies ahead in the coming year,’ says Butler.

All hearings will be broadcast live on Metro TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25. The hearing will also be streamed live at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil.

Sponsors:
Marianne Butler (D) 15
Kell Downard (R) 16