Content Tagged 'Urban County Council'

UPDATE: Lexington's Urban County Council Cancels Rupp Renovation Meeting
Lexington's Urban County Council voted Thursday to cancel a special meeting scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014, to talk about the now suspended Rupp Arena renovation project.
UPDATE: Lexington's Urban County Council Passes Budget
Lexington's Urban County Council passed a $313 million general fund budget Thursday evening. Mayor Jim Gray has 10-days to decide if he'll veto any items.
Urban County Council Could Vote On Budget Expanding Social Services
The Urban County Council's proposed budget includes about an additional $700 million for Social Services Video Video
Urban County Council Approves 21c Loan
Lexington will go ahead with a plan to use $6 million in federal money to fund the 21c Hotel Museum downtown Lexington. Video Video
David Holmes Named Lexington's Environmental Quality And Public Works Commissioner
Former city law commissioner David Holmes was named Lexington's Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works on Thursday.
Lexington Mayor's Budget Asks For $40 Million In Debt For Rupp Renovation
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray released his proposed 2015 budget on Tuesday. It called for the city to authorize $40 million in debt to renovate Rupp Arena and the adjacent convention center.
Food Trucks Get Committee Vote
Tuesday, the Urban County Council Committee unanimously voted to extend a pilot program to allow food trucks until the end of the year. Video Video
'Brownouts' In The Past For Lexington Fire Dept.
Now that fire stations in Lexington aren't being closed for a day due to money and staffing problems, ABC 36 News checked on the current firefighter numbers in the city.
UPDATE: Work Could Start Soon On New Lexington Hotel
Work could start soon on a new 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Lexington. Video Video
UPDATE: Urban County Council Okays Construction Start For CentrePointe
Lexington's CentrePointe project could get off the ground in ten days. The Urban County Council approved a plan Tuesday night that allows work to start. Video Video
Urban County Council Member Jennifer Mossotti Recovering From Horseback Riding Accident
9th District Urban County Council Member Jennifer Mossotti fractured her collarbone and suffered facial injuries on Saturday while horseback riding near her home.
Lexington Raises Fine For Illegally Parking In Handicap Spot
The fine for illegally parking in a handicap spot in Lexington has gone up from $15-to-$250, following a unanimous vote Thursday by the Urban County Council.
Lexington Neighborhoods Petition Against 'Re-Entry' Housing
Local Lexington neighborhoods are petitioning against the Bluegrass Area Development District's 're-entry' facility for recently released felons. Video Video
Urban County Council Takes Step To Sell Coldstream Lease
The Urban County Council on Tuesday took the initial step toward selling a long-term lease the city holds on 16-acres at Coldstream Research Campus, according to Mayor Gray.
Council Vote Means Lexington Brownouts Will End
Lexington can sleep easier knowing that the rolling 'brownouts' will be coming to an end. In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Urban County Council approved a $640,000 plan to help staff the Fire Department. Video Video
Bill O' Mara Named Lexington's City Finance Commissioner
The longtime head of Lexington's Division of Revenue will become Finance Commissioner, pending Urban County Council approval.
Fireworks Ban Approved In Lexington
The Urban County Council unanimously approved a fireworks ban Thursday night. Video Video
Update: Urban County Council Still Deciding How To Spend Surplus Money
Lexington's Urban County Council could decide next Tuesday how to spend $4 million of a $12.4 million surplus.
Urban County Council Asks State To Reverse Cuts In Child Care Assistance Program
Lexington's Urban County Council on Thursday voted unanimously on a resolution asking state lawmakers to reverse financial cuts made to the child care assistance program. Video Video
Urban County Council Okays Zone Change For Hotel
Lexington's Urban County Council on Tuesday approved a zoning change that would allow a hotel near the corner of Nicholasville Road and Southland Drive.
Urban County Councilmember Kevin Stinnett To Seek At-Large Seat
Lexington Urban County Councilmember Kevin Stinnett will seek an at-large seat on the council.
Lexington: One Step Closer To Domestic Partner Employee Benefits
Lexington is a step closer to domestic partner benefits for city workers. The Lexington Herald-Leader says an Urban County Council Committee approved the change Tuesday.
Vice Mayor To Step Down From Council At The End of 2014
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council vice Mayor Linda Gorton announced on Thursday that she will not run for re-election in 2014.
Urban County Council To Finalize Budget Surplus Spending Plans
The Urban County Council on Tuesday is expected to finalize its list of projects to be funded by a budget surplus.
Update: Lexington's Budget Surplus Off Nearly $5 Million
Lexington's Urban County Council was told Tuesday that the city had nearly $5 million less in budget surplus money to spend than originally thought. Now what?
Funeral Arrangements Set For Former Vice-Mayor Of Lexington
Visitation for Ann Ross is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road in Lexington. Services will be Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., also at Kerr Brothers - Harrodsburg Road.
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