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Councilman Brent T. Ackerson leads bipartisan effort against Littering

Thursday April 23, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-36222

Since taking office in January, Councilman Brent T. Ackerson (D-26) has received numerous phone calls, emails, and letters complaining about the weekly advertising supplements delivered throughout Metro Louisville which have created a problem.

The unwanted litter can be found in yards, ditches, driveways, and streets.

“Homeowners usually see it covered in green plastic sleeves, the advertising supplements that have become an eyesore, with many of them lying on the ground for months,” says Ackerson. “After hearing from residents, I drafted this ordinance to address the problem.”

Today, Councilman Ackerson will introduce an ordinance requiring specific placement on or near the front porch of these advertising supplements in such a way as to reduce unwanted litter and the visual blight created by the current haphazard delivery system.

Joining him as co-sponsors of the ordinance are Council members Jon Ackerson (R-18), Jim King (D-10), Robert Henderson (D-14), Marianne Butler (D-15), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Rick Blackwell (D-12), James Peden (R-23) and Madonna Flood (D-24).

“This is not just a concern in District 26. Others are dealing with it in driveways and storm drains all over Jefferson County,” says Ackerson.

The ordinance will get first reading at the Metro Council’s Thursday, April 23rd meeting. It has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council, which is chaired by Councilwoman Flood.

For more information about the ordinance, contact Councilman Brent Ackerson office at 574-1126.

Sponsor:
Brent T. Ackerson (D) 26