When Will Metro Council Flipping Do Something?

In light of the LMAS flustercuck regarding fosters and the meeting that took place there an hour or so ago, we thought it’d be a good idea to highlight a couple issues.

Remember when Louisville Metro Animal Services shut down during a disease outbreak?

Remember when Justin Scally, Greg Fischer and Sadiqa Reynolds were adamant about all animals being tested?

Yeah, about that.

Turns out, according to an LMAS employee and volunteers, not all dogs and cats were tested as promised. They were merely killed.

As of this week, the Manslick location has turned away not one, not two but seven people (all asked to go there by me, admittedly) who have shown up to try make an adoption. This has been going on for weeks and weeks. They’re told the only animals up for adoption are located at Animal House on Newburg. Despite, of course, all animals being legally up for adoption unless they’re involved in a court case.

And the girl with the drug conviction? We hear she’s still causing problems when it comes to providing pain medication to animals because she cannot administer or handle narcotics. Note: If you kept an animal at your home, in severe pain and didn’t offer proper care? You’d be charged with animal cruelty and neglect.

Meanwhile, Greg Fischer and crew continue to paint a puppies and rainbows picture of LMAS.

Meanwhile, Jim King does everything BUT address LMAS. He brought the Zoo up in deficit discussions because his wife (a true Louisville gem) is on the board, though. Nary a mention of cleaning up LMAS to save budget dollars.

It’s time for the Democratic Metro Councilman we’ve been hinting about to sack up and speak out on LMAS. Because no one else has the guts to try improving the place.

6 thoughts on “When Will Metro Council Flipping Do Something?

  1. King and the rest of Metro Council are pussies. Plain and simple. He is proving why he couldn’t win the primary. There’s no excuse for this crap to keep happening. WFPL, LEO and other local “media” outlets ought to be smacked for being just as cowardly as King and his court jesters for absolutely nothing. Pageone, Villevoice, and their staffs can’t change things alone. Too bad LMAS doesn’t have a board that King’s wife can be on. Maybe only then he put down the sandwich from Cunninghams and spent 5 minutes focused on the cluster fuck. Fischers is a complete fuck and no one but Jacob is calling his sorry ass out. Town is full of pussies.

  2. They’re not pussies. People just know where their bread is buttered and they want to get paid.

    I don’t care if you try to come at my money. I don’t care if you try defaming me. I don’t even care if you harm me physically. I’m still going to talk about issues that people clearly care about.

  3. jake,

    as I’ve said before, LMAS is an executive branch function. I’m President of the legislative branch. We gave the Mayor 28 ways to save money that could presumably go to LMAS needs. It made no sense for me to mention LMAS in a budget “reduction” letter. The Council recently visited the Manslick center and I spoke with Justin Scally last week about adding fencing at the Animal House to allow more than one animal at a time to be exercised outside. I don’t feel you are being fair on this subject and I don’t undersand that as you seen very logical and fair these last two years I’ve been reading you.

  4. Jim…

    The legislative branch of local government has the power to hold the head of the executive branch accountable.

    You did not specifically address Louisville Metro Animal Services. It made tons of sense to mention it since the three new staffers there suck down more than $250,000 that could be used to keep that agency out of a deficit situation. Common sense could go a long way there.

    You gave Justin Scally a weeks-long heads-up about your visit. We wrote about it. You already know how silly that is and I won’t berate you again. But it’s just dumb to proclaim that as making progress. It’s like telling Richie Farmer you’ll be visiting his apartment at a specific time so he’s able to clean up all the coke or hillbilly heroin from the toilet seat and shoo all the hookers away.

    Not being fair? Interesting you should say that. Because the thousands of people who care about Metro Animal Services and this city’s responsibility to do something think I’m being more than fair. Your wife thinks I’m being more than fair. Jonathan Hurst thinks I’m being more than fair. Actually, all of your staff think I’m being fair. And former staff. And campaign staffers. And constituents. Many of them say I’m not being harsh enough and spend their entire days saying I’m bought and paid for by you, actually. I hear about it 24 flipping hours a day, non-stop, even on holidays, even when I’ve been in the hospital. It’s the only thing people talk to me about in this damn town. EVERYBODY seems to have an opinion and 95% of those opinions are the same (rare for Louisville).

    This isn’t the most important issue metro government faces but you’re ending up with egg on your face for acting as if the five minutes you’ve spent on the matter in the five years you’ve been reading me (it was at least 4 years ago when you took the polygraph, sir) are sufficient. You know hundreds of people will make sure of it.

    You’re playing pat-a-cake with this issue. So are most of your colleagues (with the exception of Kelly Downard). If you were taking it seriously, you wouldn’t tuck tail and run from the people who have been trying to work with you on it for months and months.

    Reality, here, is that you’re not a blubbering tool who got elected with daddy’s money. You didn’t have that cushion and privilege. I know first-hand that you have the ability to clean this bullshit up. I personally understand and appreciate the strong desire of the entire council (get real – they all express their embarrassment of the new mayor in private) to let the mayor fall on his own face. But this issue makes our city look ridiculous. It is indicative of the lack of compassion and lack of transparency Greg Fischer has forced upon the metro area under the guise of – yep, compassion and transparency. It’s utter horse shit. Or dog and cat shit, if we’re getting technical.

    You have direct access to me and thereby have direct access to every single person working on this. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty? Send someone else to do it.

    I may be argumentative on every other issue for the sake of being difficult and to drive up readership. But I have proved I am right on Metro Animal Services for several years. I will own that.

  5. If Mr. King is following this thread –
    Any wage/contract agreement between the Metro (the citizens who pay the wages) and METRO SAFE WORKERS must include strong termination wording regarding their obligation to protect the ANONYMITY of the public who use their services. As I watched the protesters on TV, I recalled when a neighbor was overheard telling another neighbor that HE COULD FIND OUT FOR HIM WHO MADE A COMPLAINT about the debris on the man’s property – because the mother of his children works for Metro Safe.

  6. Yep, it’s easy to find out.

    Fischer’s folks have actually fired at least two (I only know of two because I have dealt with them directly) Metro Government employees who dared call 311 to make “anonymous” reports. It’s 100% not anonymous.

    Remember the alcoholic parks director? His shenanigans came to light because a parks employee called 311. That parks employee has faced serious retribution.

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