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LexGig Rural Area Analysis Update

Chief Information Officer Aldona Valicenti and Chief Innovation Officer Scott Shapiro provided an update on the LexGig project at the September 19, 2017 Environmental Quality & Public Works Committee Meeting (video here).  LexGig is an initiative that will bring Internet data … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Plan Goals & Objectives, Next Steps

Lexington is engaging in the final stages of updating the Comprehensive Plan Goals and Objectives.  For additional background on the substance and process of the Plan, please see my earlier blog post here and this video.  As the earlier post … Continue reading

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How Will We Grow?

On Thursday, August 31, at 1:30 pm in Council Chambers the Urban County Government Planning Commission will hold a work session for public input on their recommendations to Council for the Goals and Objectives section of the five-year update of … Continue reading

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Additional Clarifications on Statue Vote before Council

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted my office about the John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge statues.  I support the Mayor’s resolution as a reasonable path forward that respects and preserves the long history that led up to … Continue reading

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 Field to Table Dinner – August 19, 2017

The second annual Fayette County Farm Bureau Field to Table Dinner will be held this Friday, August 19, 2017 at Grimes Mill Winery in Lexington, Kentucky.  For those did not attend last year, this is a beautiful event with outstanding … Continue reading

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Council Adopts FY 2018 Budget

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) begins a new fiscal year on July 1st of every calendar year.  Therefore Council must adopt the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget before the end of June 2017.   I am pleased to report … Continue reading

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Message of Affirmation for Lexington’s Immigrants

I am the child of a refugee and immigrant. As a child, my father fled with his parents and little sister from oppression and persecution in Russia, arriving at Ellis Island in 1923.  So I have a personal reason to deeply … Continue reading

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Council to Update Economic Development Zoning Ordinance

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Council approved the first reading of legislation to amend the zoning ordinance for Economic Development zones in the Expansion Area.  The ordinance that will be updated is Article 23A-10, which you can read here.  As … Continue reading

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LFUCG Set to Award $150,000 in Workforce Development Grants

LFUCG allocated $150,000 in its fiscal year 2017 budget for grants that develop our workforce.   This new budget item originated from the General Services & Planning link, a subcommittee tasked with reviewing a portion of the FY 17 Mayor’s Proposed Budget.  … Continue reading

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Council Meeting on Our Immigrant Community

A Committee of the Whole Urban County Council Meeting on the immigrant community was held on March 16, 2017 to provide information to Council and the public on the status of the issue in Lexington.  The meeting specifically covered background information, present policies, and … Continue reading

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