Mon September 10, 2012
Scott Welcomes ‘Talk to Greg’ Forum to District 1
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is welcoming Mayor Greg Fischer to her district for his ‘Talk to Greg’ forum on Monday.
The meeting will give residents a chance to talk directly with Fischer and other city officials about services such as public works, police and parks.
Scott says constituents have a number of issues they want to discuss with the mayor, such as violent crime, and vacant and abandoned properties, which are plaguing District 1.
"The lack of economic development and growth in the district with little to no retail or sit-down restaurants throughout both the west and southwest parts of the district," she says. "People are going to be very concerned about domestic violence and gun violence, and what’s really being down by the administration to address that. So a wealth of issues are going to be brought up."
The district was the site of a triple homicide earlier this year, and just this month a 22-year-old was fatally shot in a brazen act of violence.
Scott has been critical of Fischer’s office in recent months over the make-up of the mayor's violence prevention task force as her office has launched several initiatives aimed at cleaning up vacant houses and addressing violent crime.
“Coming in from my background of community activism and organizing I imagine that there are some people within the administration who’ve had some difficult times with my directness," says Scott. "But I believe in keeping it 100 and getting directly to whatever the issues and concerns that the folks that I serve have issues around."
The mayor is holding his ‘Talk to Greg’ meeting at 6 p.m. at Brandeis Elementary School.