Wednesday, January 13, 2010

588. An Ethics Discussion

The Metro Democratic Club, Louisville's largest Democratic club, will meet tonight, its regular meeting night, for a discussion of Ethics. Specifically, two Democratic members of the Louisville Metro Council, Councilwoman Marianne Butler and Councilman Brent Ackerson (who is my boss) will be addressing the club on the Ethics proposals before the Metro Council for consideration. You will note I used the word proposals as there are two. One is sponsored by Republican Councilman Ken Fleming and probably has the support of 9 of the 10 Republicans on the Council. The other is co-sponsored by Councilwoman Butler and Councilman Jon Ackerson, the latter of whom is a Republican (and father of the Democratic councilman Brent Ackerson). The latter ordinance is probably supported by the 15 Democrats, the Democratic Councilman Ackerson and the Republican Councilman Ackerson. The discussion will center on where the council is on resolving the differences between the two proposed ordinances and when we can expect passage. This should make for an interesting evening.

The club meets at the American Legion Hall on Bardstown Road, three blocks north of the Watterson. Doors open at 6, discussion begins at 6:30.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.