Pay Bills

Louisville mayor approves bills to raise wages for city employees and fix towing issues


Mayor Greg Fischer has approved two bills he says will solve public safety concerns and strengthen municipal services. On Tuesday, Fischer signed a mid-year budget adjustment, investing millions to try to make Louisville safer. It was approved last month by the entire metropolitan council. The city will spend approximately $ 17.5 million to raise the wages of new and existing employees in the city. in our overwhelmed public safety agencies, ”Fischer said. “And allows us to continue to provide the kind of quality municipal services our residents expect and deserve.” The city will also use nearly $ 6 million to replace aging sanitation equipment and dump trucks, and an additional $ 72,000 to add two dogs to patrol subway corrections. And the other bill signed by Fischer aims to improve the overcrowding of the LMPD towing lot on Frankfurt Avenue. It allows the director of Metro Public Works to declare a period of temporary amnesty so that anyone can recover their car without having to pay towing and storage costs. says, “I just can’t afford to get my vehicle back,” Fischer said.

Mayor Greg Fischer has approved two bills he says will solve public safety concerns and strengthen municipal services.

On Tuesday, Fischer signed a mid-year budget adjustment, investing millions to try to make Louisville safer. It was approved last month by the entire Metropolitan Council.

The city will spend approximately $ 17.5 million to increase the wages of new and existing employees in the city.

“So all together, this budget ordinance is going to help us retain and attract quality employees, especially hopefully in our overwhelmed public safety agencies,” Fischer said. “And allows us to continue to provide the kind of quality urban services our residents expect and deserve.”

The city will also use nearly $ 6 million to replace aging sanitation equipment and dump trucks, and an additional $ 72,000 to add two dogs to patrol subway corrections.

And the other bill signed by Fischer aims to improve overcrowding at the LMPD towing ground on Frankfurt Avenue. It allows the director of Metro Public Works to declare a period of temporary amnesty so anyone can pick up their car without having to pay towing and storage fees.

“This measure should remove any financial hurdle that could contribute to the clutter at the impound where someone says, ‘I just can’t afford to pick up my vehicle,'” said Fischer.

The mayor has already announced plans for a new auction lot in Shively to also help alleviate overcrowding at the impound.