Here’s a look at the inaugural invitation Greg Fischer’s campaign/transition team is sending out:
Tags: Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010
// Dec 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Just an odd question, but I never really thought about it until now… with the merged government, is his title really “Mayor of the City of Louisville?”
To me, that makes it sound more like an annexation than a merger. Though I’m not sure if there’s a difference.
// Dec 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm
I was going to say the same thing. There is no “City of Louisville”. Hasn’t been one for 8 years.
blowin' in the wind
// Dec 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm
If you take the election numbers seriously, he is the mayor of the City but not of the Metro–what a stupid mistake on the part of his people. Nothing like accenting the split community!
// Dec 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm
The “City of Louisville” is still around, & they are taxed at a higher rate than the citizen of the”Old County”.
// Dec 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm
Legally, no. It’s the Urban Services District of the consolidated city/county government of Louisville Metro.
// Dec 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm
The “City of Louisville” is still around
So is he only mayor of the higher taxed region? While this might seem a trivial point, it’s somewhat interesting and not so trivial to some people as blowin’ pointed out.
On the city’s Metro’s website calls Jerry Mayor of the Louisville Metro Government. To me, that sounds closer to the correct title.
// Dec 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm
I just checked Wikipedia, which I would take points off of my students for using as a resource, but it lists his title as Metro Mayor or Mayor of Louisville Metro, for whatever that’s worth.
// Dec 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm
I’m still laughing at People’s Procession.
// Dec 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm
Good catch! That really is a screw-up, the legal name of the government IS Louisville Metro, for better or worse.
// Dec 16, 2010 at 11:27 am
Mr Fish needs to fix this problem of his identity. blowin’ in … has it right. He won the election by the city of Louisville residents.
Why not change “Jefferson County” Public Schools to match too? What about the Fire departments, Sherrif’s office and lots of other county depts?
// Dec 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm
You guys are splitting hairs. The title means nothing.
Pay attention to what Fischer’s acolytes aren’t saying.
blowin' in the wind
// Dec 16, 2010 at 8:02 pm
BT…We have not been splitting hairs, simply pointing out that such a stupid mistake only emphasizes more the split in the community. Unless Fischer realizes and responds to this split in a positive way he will be total failure as mayor. The march to the cathedral and long session there, even billed as “interfaith”, also undermines his credibility as someone who will bring the community together. Even the mayor of Boston wouldn’t pull a stunt like that!
// Dec 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm
Three words: Political Tin Ear.
We’ll be saying these words over and over again the next four years.
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