LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It's been eight years since the City of Louisville and Jefferson County became one, but is it working? That's a question Mayor Greg Fischer is asking, and he wants to hear from you.
He talked about it while campaigning, and now as mayor, he's making good on that promise. It starts now with about two dozen people appointed to a Merger 2.0 Task Force.
That's made up of business people, local leaders, and everyday citizens. They're charged with studying four issues you've complained about.
That includes fire and e-m-s service, solid waste and recycling, public safety, and transportation and infrastructure matters.
"We've done a lot of things merging our city and county over the last eight years - making two of everything and creating one new government, however we've not yet optimized our city and our county services, we haven't yet merged the sole of our city, so there will always be work to do," Mayor Fischer said.
The task force begins work later this month and they want to hear from you at upcoming meetings the first two weeks in April.
The task force will collect all the information and make their formal recommendations in October.
Meeting dates, times, and locations:
April 4, 7 p.m. Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage 18th and Ali
April 11, 7 p.m. Southwest Government Center 7219 Dixie Highway
April 13, 7 p.m. Central Government Center 7201 Outer Loop
April 18, 7 p.m. East Government Center 200 Juneau Drive
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