Louisville – The Louisville Metro Council Budgets Committee has released a schedule for an initial committee meeting and public hearings on the use of Louisville American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (“ARP”) Fund. Louisville Metro receives $ 388 million and more than $ 340 million remains to be used.
The Metro Council wants to inform experts and the public about the use of the funds, said budget chairman Bill Hollander. âLouisville and other cities and counties across the country can use ARP to make meaningful and lasting change. We want to understand the legal uses, learn from the public about community needs, and make smart funding decisions, âsaid Hollander.
Vice Budget Chairman Kevin Kramer said, âWe have the opportunity to have a huge impact across generations. Taking the time to understand all the possible applications and carefully selecting the areas where we can make lasting change is the most pressing problem as we move forward. “
The committee will meet on Tuesday, July 13th at 3:00 p.m. to hear testimony on the use of eligible funds and to begin discussing priority areas. The meeting will not decide on the financing.
Over the next two weeks, the committee will hold three community hearings to include public comments on the use of ARP funds. Speakers can register for a maximum of five minutes before the start of each session. The meeting schedule is:
Saturday, July 17th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ShelbyHurst Campus, Founders Union Building – Meeting Room 201
9001 Shelbyville Road
Monday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library
9725 Dixie Highway
Monday, July 26th 6pm – 8pm
West Broadway Church of Christ
3921 West Broadway
An online form for written comments is also available at https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/zmw8u5j0366emk/ and https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk.