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Joint meeting of Metro Council to hear from Administration concerning State Auditors report

Tuesday May 11, 2010

Media Advisory:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
              Stephen Haag 574-12404/645-1752

Officials from the Abramson Administration are set to appear before a joint meeting of the Metro Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight as well as Budget Committees on Wednesday, May 12th at 4:00pm.

“Two weeks ago, State Auditor Crit Luallen gave us her insights and justification for their “qualified” opinion for the recent state audit of FY 2009 Louisville Metro’s finances,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) who chairs the Government Accountability Committee. “Now we want to hear from the Administration how they plan to remedy the findings and repair the damage done to the public’s trust.”

“In two weeks, the Mayor will come before the Council to present his budget for the coming year,” says Councilman Jim King (D-10) who chairs the Budget Committee. “Members of the Council will be asking specific questions about any changes made keeping track of revenues and expenditures before the Mayor appears before us at the end of May. We will have an important and thorough budget review this year.”

Among those who will appear before the joint meeting are Jane C. Driskell, Director, Office of Management and Budget and representatives from the following departments: Corrections, Human Resources, Metro Animal Services, Louisville Fire and Rescue, Information technology, Kentuckiana Works, Metro Public Works and Assets, Housing and Family Services and the Emergency Management Agency.

The Joint Committee meets at 4:00pm in Council Chambers, Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

Following the joint meeting, a special meeting of the Budget Committee will be held to take up the matter of the firefighter’s settlement.

Both meetings will be broadcast live on Metro TV, Insight Cable Channel 25. It will also be web streamed live. Simply go to the Metro Council’s Home page at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil. Click on the “Watch Meetings Online” icon.

Sponsors:
Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9
Jim King (D) 10