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Metro Newsroom

Arena committee to meet Monday

Thursday April 14, 2005

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin

Patrick H. Neely

The Louisville Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, according to Councilman Dan Johnson, chairman of the committee. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

During the meeting, staff will give a presentation of the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, which was completed in 2000.

In addition, Councilman Johnson, D-21, said the committee will create a citizens advisory commission to gather input from residents, business leaders and other interested parties. The commission will report to the Arena Committee.

The committee will also develop a timeline for issues to be addressed.

Members of the committee include:

Councilman David Tandy, D-4; Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5; Councilman Tom Owen, D-8; Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9; Councilman Ron Weston, D-13; Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams, R-18; Councilman Johnson, D-21, chair; Councilman Robin Engel, R-22; Councilman James Peden, R-23; Councilman Doug Hawkins, R-25; and Councilwoman Ellen Call, R-26, vice chair.


Dan Johnson (D)  21