When the health problems of mental illness or addiction are involved, additional questions about avoidability arise. As a community that identifies itself as one of compassion, this topic is one that we must discuss and work on together for improvement, for the sake of our citizens and police officers alike.
July 13, 2017. Insider Louisville.
District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke says her speciality drug court in Jefferson County designed to steer criminal defendants toward addiction treatment instead of jail is producing good results, but it’s only at half-capacity and in need of discretionary funds to help participants in crisis pay for housing, medication and food to increase their odds of completing the program.
Earlier this week, Burke participated in the inaugural criminal justice roundtable of city leaders created by Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT), a faith-based social justice group.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After years of pushing for more city funds for affordable housing, the Louisville Metro Council approved its first $10 million to a special fund.In 2008, the Metro Council created the affordable housing trust fund and called for an annual budget of $10 million, but getting that annual funding has been a battle.
June 27, 2017. WHAS11.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Call it a nearly $10 million gift from Metro Council, or the start of positive change throughout the city where some neighborhoods are struggling with how to handle abandoned homes and buildings.
June 21, 2017. The Courier-Journal.
After holding an extra month of public hearings, the Metro Council’s budget committee redirected about $13.4 million in Mayor Greg Fischer’s spending plan.
During a nearly three-hour committee meeting Tuesday, city officials lobbied for projects and questioned ways to best spend taxpayer dollars ahead of the new fiscal year starting July 1.