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Louisville Metro Council District 2

Duties: The legislative authority of Louisville Metro is vested in the Metro Council and includes the power to: Enact ordinances, orders, and resolutions, and override a veto of the mayor by a two—thirds (2/3) majority of the membership of the legislative council; Review the budgets of and appropriate money to the consolidated local government; Adopt a budget Levy taxes, subject to the limitations of the Constitution and the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; Establish standing and temporary committees; and Make independent audits and investigations concerning the affairs of the consolidated local government.Terms: There are twenty-six (26) Metro Council districts. One Council member is elected by each district. The terms are four (4) years and staggered with half of the districts being elected every two (2) years.Qualifications: A Metro Council member must be at least eighteen (18) years old, a qualified voter, and a resident of Louisville and the district that he or she seeks to represent for at least one (1) year immediately prior to election. A Council member shall continue to reside within the district form which elected throughout term of office.

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  • Folly H. Aboussa
    (Rep)

  • Barbara Shanklin
    (Dem)

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What recommendations are you prepared to make to members of the Metro Council regarding ways to promote a more just community for people of color in Louisville?

What if anything can Metro Council and the mayor do to instill a sense of trust in our police department?

What additional strategies/recommendations do you suggest addressing the local and state-wide budget shortfall in the upcoming legislative session?

What do you see as the greatest challenge for Louisville at this time?

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