Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pop Art in the Office

I now have the art of Jerielle Hanlon in my office.  Jerielle grew up in Kentucky and has lived in Lexington for the past 13 years.  She majored in studio art at Transylvania University, attended classes at the University of Kentucky, and studied … Continue reading

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Funds for Affordable Housing and Homelessness

At its March 18 meeting the Budget and Finance Committee approved an administration proposal for $3.5 million in funding for affordable housing and homelessness. You can watch the meeting here. The proposal will go before the full Council on March 20th for first reading.  You can … Continue reading

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Farm Gate Receipts and Local Food

Kentucky’s farm gate receipts jumped to $5 billion in 2012 after a decade of being under $4 billion.  They are on track to exceed $6 billion in 2013 and should remain around $6 billion in 2014.  Farm gate receipts are the traditional method of valuing the agriculture economy and include … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Update

The consulting firm czb, inc. presented its report on affordable housing at a Council Work Session on February 25, 2014.  You can get a copy of the report here and see the presentation and discussion here. The report confirms that we … Continue reading

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