Yes, another one of these stories.
The Louisville Metro Council Planning and Zoning committee tabled an amendment to the landmarks ordinance proposed by Councilman David Yates, D-25, which would make significant changes to the city’s land development code.
The current ordinance requires residents gather at least 200 signatures to petition the Landmarks Commission for protected status for a building or monument. In Yates’s amended version, however, 102 of the signatures would have to come from people who live or own property within a one-mile radius of the proposed historical site.
Further changes would give the council final say on any landmark designations, but preservationists argue the proposed guidelines threaten historic buildings and favor developers.
Yates says the Landmarks Commission does important work, but the council should have more oversight.
“The Landmarks Commission is appointed by the mayor and therefore not held accountable by the constituents. While they do great work, we respect them and we need them…I think there should be oversight and there should also be a forum for constituents and neighborhoods who are affected to be able to voice their concerns to an open body,” he says.
The rest of the council Democrats are TERRIFIED to stand up against Greg Fischer. Even Jim King, who has turned into everything he said he was not. Absolutely laughable.
Yates, however, is stomping on Fischer’s nuts and you can expect more of this out of him.
The fact that Metro Council doesn’t want to stand up for something like this is absurd.