Monthly Archives: November 2013

Times Change: Council Approves Domestic Partner Benefits

On November 21, 2013,  Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council unanimously approved a resolution extending benefits to what are commonly referred to as “domestic partners” of our employees.  (More on that terminology below.)  After the vote, one council member, who might at … Continue reading

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Lean Urbanism and Gentrification

A recent article by Robert Steuteville raises significant questions about the ways we have come to think about revitalization of neighborhoods.  The article has direct relevance to Lexington, particularly the North Side.  While I do not agree with all the … Continue reading

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Design Excellence Task Force seeks public input

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council’s Design Excellence Task Force has completed a draft of Design Standards and Guidelines for Lexington’s downtown area.  The Task Force has scheduled a public meeting to gather public input on the draft from 6-8 p.m. … Continue reading

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Qualified Adult Benefits

Yesterday the General Government Committee approved an ordinance allowing the extension of benefits to the qualified adult dependents of LFUCG employees.  (For legal reasons, the phrase “qualified adult dependents” is used in place of the more common phrase “domestic partners”.) The action will be … Continue reading

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Details of Fund Balance Allocations

To follow up on my previous post, here are the details of council’s recent decisions regarding allocation of the FY13 fund balance. FY 13 Fund Balance Allocations Summary  Beginning Fund Balance: $ 14,976,300  Allocations: Additional Economic Contingency Fund Allocation $ … Continue reading

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