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Council members work with Industry leaders, LMPD and others to improve scrap metal legislation

Friday September 30, 2011

For Imediate Release
Louisville MEtro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

In response to the continued rise in theft of scrap metal, Metro Council leaders have requested a meeting with business leaders in the scrap metal industry along with officials at LMPD, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to develop amendments to the scrap metal ordinance in Louisville.

This effort is led by Council President Jim King and Councilman David James (D-6), Councilman Tom Owen (D-8), Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9), Councilman Kevin Kramer (D-11), Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Councilman David Yates (D-25) and Councilman Brent T. Ackerson (D-26).

Many on the Metro Council have already toured several scrap metal facilities and met with business leaders and LMPD to better understand the current regulations and what can be done to tighten security.

Metro Louisville has seen a continued rise in theft of metal from items such as air conditioners and vehicles since the downturn in the economy.
“More scrutiny and focus is needed to ensure Louisville families, non-profit organizations and businesses are better protected from the thieves trying to make a quick buck at the expense of others,” said James.

“We have a duty to protect property owners in this county,” said President King.


The meeting will take place on October 5th at 10 am in the 1st Floor Conference Room of City Hall, located at 601 West Jefferson Street. The meeting is open to the public.

Sponsor:
David James (D) 6