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Historic Preservation focus of District 12 Dialogue on July 21st

Monday July 13, 2009

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

How important is historic preservation to Metro Louisville in the 21st Century? What are some of the challenges of progress versus remembering the past?

Those questions will be the focus of July’s District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, July 21st at the Rockford Lane Baptist Church, 2006 Rockford Lane. The meeting begins at 7:00pm.

“Historic Preservation is something that local government must be aware of when we are talking about zoning or economic development,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “However, many may not be aware of what goes into local preservations efforts.”

Richard Jett, who is now Historic Preservation Officer for Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, will be the featured speaker at the Dialogue. Jett has been involved with historic preservation prior to the merger of the city and county government sin 2003.

“District 12 has many old, small family cemeteries. It is my hope this dialogue will help educate our residents on guidelines and laws concerning them,” says Blackwell.

Joining Jett at the meeting will be representatives from the Division of Licensing and Permits, Neighborhoods LMPD and MSD to answer questions about programs or concerns. A representative of Congressman John Yarmuth's office will also be in attendance.

For more information about the July District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell's office at 574-1112.

Sponsor:
Rick Blackwell (D) 12