Mayor Greg Fischer has indicated that Louisville Metro faces a serious budget situation with an anticipated deficit of $65 million over the next four years.
The potential for serious cuts could include staffing reductions in nearly every city department, as well as the closing of two of the city’s 21 fire stations, four of the five public pools, four of the 10 public golf courses and one of the city’s 18 public library branches.
Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) serves on the Budget Committee and is inviting constituents to join her for a Budget Talk on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. until noon.
“This will be an opportunity for citizens from District 7 to ask questions and make suggestions as we all work to find solutions to the city’s impending budget deficit,” said Councilwoman McCraney. “I’m truly looking forward to hearing from District 7 constituents on this important budget issue.”
The Budget Talk will be held at the St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane. Louisville Metro Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt will also be on hand to answer questions and receive input regarding the city’s budget.