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Metro Council urges public to give ideas on how to honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday January 31, 2007

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:                                                            
Stephen Haag: 574-1204 / 645-1752
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622 
                                    

Members of the Louisville Metro Council led by Transportation Chair Hal Heiner (District 19) and Vice Chair Tom Owen (District 8) call on the public to give the council their thoughts on how best to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our Nation and our community have been forever changed by the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His legacy of non-violent protest to unfair treatment of minorities brought forth needed change to our entire society. It is my hope that our government can help in finding a universally accepted way to honor his life and his message of equality for all.” – Councilman Hal Heiner

To assist in getting public opinion on this matter, the Metro Council has established the e-mail address MLK@louisvilleky.gov for citizens to contact the council. Persons unable to use e-mail are also able to either write or drop off a letter to the office of the Metro Council Clerk or call the offices of either Heiner or Owen to leave their ideas.

“We would like to hear from as many people as possible as a way to ensure we are headed in the right direction” - Councilman Tom Owen

The Metro Council’s Transportation and Public Works committee requests all correspondence please include the contact information in the event that follow up questions are necessary. Council members also ask citizens to please provide a short explanation of their idea when making their submission.

The Metro Council Transportation and Public Works committee requests all submissions be in by noon on Tuesday, February 6, 2007. The committee plans to meet at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 to discuss the ideas brought forward and to take action on the council resolution supporting State Senator Gerald Neal’s resolution to name the Jefferson County portion of Interstate 65 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All ideas submitted will be forwarded to all members of the council for review prior to the start of the committee meeting.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL

Metro Council e-mail address:  MLK@louisvilleky.gov

Metro Council U.S. Post Office Address:                  
MLK Resolution c/o Metro Council
601 West Jefferson Street, 1st Floor
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Metro Council MLK Dedicated Phone Number:  574-3473.                                                       

Correspondence can also be dropped off to the council at the 1st Floor front desk of City Hall.

Sponsor(s):
Tom Owen (D) 8
Tina Ward Pugh (D) 9
Jim King (D) 10
Bob Henderson (D) 14
Julie Raque Adams (R) 18
Hal Heiner (R) 19
Stuart Benson (R)  20