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Majority Caucus stands ready to work with Mayor Abramson on goals for Metro Louisville Louisville

Friday January 19, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

The Majority Caucus of the Metro Council is ready to work with Mayor Jerry Abramson on his goals for 2007 and beyond.

“I believe we have shown just in the last year that we are on the same page as the Mayor when it comes to moving this city forward,” said Majority Leader Jim King (D) 10. “His goals are ambitious and practical.”

The Mayor delivered his 2007 State of the City message on Thursday at the Louisville Rotary Club. His top goals for the future include: building two new Ohio River bridges along with rebuilding the Kennedy Interchange.

Expanding Louisville’s park system, continuing downtown renaissance development beyond the new arena and Museum Plaza and raising education attainment levels for a better workforce are also among those goals

“When you look back at 2006, the Arena and Museum Plaza are great catalysts for the downtown,” says Councilman David Tandy (D) 4, Vice Chair of the Majority Caucus. “When downtown thrives, all of Metro Louisville grows”

King noted that the Council’s review and approval of the Mayor’s budget shows a spirit of cooperation between the two branches of this Metro Government.

“A vote of 25 to 1, let the Mayor know we believe he has the right vision for the future,” said King. “We are ready to help again.”

President Rick Blackwell (D) 12 says the Mayor set a positive tone when he took the oath of office on December 28th.

“The Mayor has a great vision for Louisville,” said Blackwell. “The Council looks forward top playing its part in making the vision reality.”

Jim King (D) 10
Rick Blackwell (D) 12