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I keep hearing complaints about the “bar corridor” of Bardstown Road – so I decided to see it for myself, and the 5th Division of the Louisville Metro Police Department let me tag along for a midnight ride last night.
Because it was an unusually warm Saturday, the night brought a range of activity, including:
– a drug arrest outside one bar;
– an ambulance tending a head wound after a bar fight;
– random traffic accidents;
– a domestic violence dispute with an unexpected plotline; and
– an apparently drunk driver who drove his SUV straight into Za’s Pizza Pub.
By the end of my shift, it was clear that Bardstown Road is now the place where the entire city comes to party – and that we are lucky to have LMPD officers working hard to keep the peace. As a Council member I will continue to look at issues through the eyes of professionals who address them AND bring to their attention what my neighbors in the Highlands are telling me about.
My campaign “officially” kicked off this month with a high-energy event at the Mellow Mushroom. (Check out this recent story on the my friend Andy Blieden’s successful renovation of this Highlands brownfield into a neighrbood gem) More than 200 friends, old and new, joined me and my family for the start of what I know will be an exciting, invigorating and gratifying experience.
David Jones, Jr. and Mary Gwen Wheeler gave eloquent introductions, and then I told everyone who gathered for the kickoff what I’ll be telling voters as I knock on doors for the next three months. As a Metro Council member, I plan to work with my constituents, my colleagues and all Louisvillians to help make our city a better place to live, raise a family or start a business. In equal measure, I will draw on my experience as a successful business owner and supporter of progressive causes, while actively listening to residents’ ideas and concerns. I approach this process with humility and a willingness to work with and for my neighbors.
Thanks to everyone who made the timme to support me on this big night. I can’t do this alone, and I’m grateful to know so many great people are behind me.