Louisville Budget Proposal (2009)
The Louisville Budget Proposal is the budget proposal from Mayor Jerry Abramson for the fiscal year 2009-2010 which includes 528 Metro government job cuts in Louisville, Kentucky. Abramson also stated that he hoped to create 3,000 private sector jobs with capital investments in the local economy to build roads, sidewalks, public housing and parks. However, in doing so, a total 119 Metro employees will be laid off by July 1, 2009.
- Fiscal year budget is $828 million
- Includes $117 million in capital spending
- The Neighborhoods Department will have the largest percentage of positions cut at 22%
- Metro Parks will have second largest percentage of cuts at 18%
- Police and public protection agencies will see only a 1.3% reduction
According to the Business First of Louisville, the proposed budget of Mayor Jerry Abramson does not raise taxes and preserves basic services to the Metro area.
Councilman Jim King (D-10), chair of the Metro Council Budget Committee announced the schedule of hearings for review of the Mayor’s Proposed 2009 -2010 Budget, which was scheduled to take place on June 2, 2009.
“This will be a budget year and we want to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and needed services are provided. Public safety is a top priority,” said King. “The committee will review the Mayor’s proposal and keep a close eye on how well Metro Government is navigating through this tough economy.”
On June 25, 2009, after a month of hearings and debate over the spending plan by the Louisville Metro Council, the vast majority of Mayor Jerry Abramson's $828 million proposed budget stayed intact.
- 2009-2010 Approved Budget
- Louisville Metro Government Official Website
- State of Kentucky Official Website
- Mayor Abramson Official Page