A Louisville Metro Council member is pushing a plan he hopes will reduce the growing number of panhandlers on the city’s streets

8/27/18

Thank you WDRB and Lawrence Smith for your coverage of our Better Way to Give program. “It will make us a stronger, better city. I think it will make us a safer city and I think it will reduce those that are panhandling.”

http://www.wdrb.com/story/38971090/metro-councilman-wants-to-get-panhandlers-off-the-streets-by-offering-them-paying-jobs

 

Waverly Restroom Update!

8/27/2018

After many months of work the building is finally taking shape and almost ready to be a newly christened part of Waverly Park! Check out the photos of the progress over the last few months. We are excited for it to open to the public early this Fall.

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Metro Council member pitches putting the homeless to work

8/22/2018

Councilman David Yates is working to "Give a Better Way" to panhandlers in our community. Instead of asking for a handout David wants panhandlers to get a hand up by connecting them with a day labor program to beautify our entire city by cleaning up trash & graffiti and making an honest day's wage for their work. At the end of the day the workers will receive a meal and be paired with non-profit resources to help them get off the street and hopefully realize there is a Better Way other than panhandling.

http://www.wave3.com/story/38943286/metro-council-member-pitches-putting-the-homeless-to-work/

 

louisville leader suggests putting panhandlers to work

8/22/2018

Councilman David Yates is working to "Give a Better Way" to panhandlers in our community. Instead of asking for a handout David wants panhandlers to get a hand up by connecting them with a day labor program to beautify our entire city by cleaning up trash & graffiti and making an honest day's wage for their work. At the end of the day the workers will receive a meal and be paired with non-profit resources to help them get off the street and hopefully realize there is a Better Way other than panhandling.

https://www.whas11.com/video/news/local/louisville-leaders-suggest-new-approach-to-reduce-panhandling/417-8228959

 

Riverview Independence Festival 2018

6/30/2018

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Riverview Independence Festival! It was hot but it was a great time thanks to the great sponsors, vendors and musical performances. 

Riverview is our community's largest 4th of July, Independence Festival, free with family fun activities like the splash park, Mad Science, Squallis Puppeteers, Elemental Climbing and more. 

With 4 local recognized musical acts and the grand finale fireworks show, if you haven't been, you are missing out!

 

Councilman David Yates Honors Ray Crider

6/18/2018

This evening, Councilman David Yates was joined by the Crider Family, state and local leaders, many friends and neighbors to honor Ray Crider by dedicating Franelm Road, the street Ray has called home for many decades, as Ray Crider Way.

Ray was a tireless advocate for the working men and women of Louisville and a good friend and leader to his neighbors in the Auburndale Neighborhood.  The people and city of Louisville grieve our loss but celebrate the many fond stories, jokes and acts of kindness Ray bestowed upon us. 

 

 

State officials deem Dixie Highway Project complete

5/15/2018

Councilman David Yates complained not enough was done for the state's most heavily traveled corridor.

"We've gone on three years for a project that should have been long completed,” Yates said. “My fear as were coming to the end is it will be rushed and we won't get the product that we deserve."

Yates believes Hall should still face fines.

http://www.wave3.com/story/38198492/state-officials-deem-dixie-highway-project-complete

 

$200,000 Wisertown Widening Project Construction to Start

5/9/2018

Wisertown Road, a major cut-through for many in our community, is undergoing a major widening project to improve the safety for both commuters and the property owners along this roadway. 

Councilman David Yates secured $208,000 in Fiscal Year 2018 to see this commonly travelled road widened. 

Construction began, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and is expected to last two weeks, weather permitting. 

 

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Colonial Gardens redevelopment underway

4/13/2018

"There was a long wait in the process because there were existing businesses here, and for those leases to burn off, I think that was frustrating to a lot of neighbors that they were seeing this building in such deteriorated state," said Underhill.

Four restaurants will occupy the site. City leaders hope the entertainment venue and eateries will draw people from neighboring Iroquois Park.

"I just think it's ideal to see the city of Louisville progress like that, and you know it's been an eyesore. I think anything to revitalize the south end is a great thing," said a resident.

http://www.wlky.com/article/colonial-gardens-redevelopment-underway/19811048


Waverly Park Restroom Groundbreaking

3/7/2018

Construction will soon get underway on a $330,000 project for new restrooms and other utility services for the people who use Waverly Park in Southwestern Metro Louisville.

“This is a great day for the families and neighbors who use Waverly Park for fun, exercise and recreation,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25). “Waverly Park attracts people from all over the city and state to traverse our spectacular mountain biking trails but I hope today’s investment will show them this park has much more to offer.”

The Councilman secured the funding to move this phase of the project forward.


International Overdose Awareness Day 2017 in Louisville

8/31/2017

Metro Council President David Yates talks about the importance of everyone working together to fight the Opioid Epidemic in Louisville, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation.

 


Manpower, effort questioned in delayed Dixie Highway project

7/31/2017

When no workers could be seen for weeks at a time this summer, memos we obtained show the councilman for this district, David Yates, who also serves as the Metro Council president, complaining about the "lack of work on the Dixie paving project."

"As President of the Metro Council, I have not seen a debacle like this anywhere in our city," Yates said.

He set up a packed public meeting to get answers. No one showed from the state or the construction company.

http://www.wave3.com/story/36260430/manpower-effort-questioned-in-delayed-dixie-project

 
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Healing Place Project Demolition gets underway

12/13/2016

Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) joins the Healing Place to kick off Project Demolition which will expanded treatment services for men with addiction problems.


Metro Council Democrats react to the Kentucky Supreme Court ruling on the minimum wage ordinance

10/20/2016

Council President David Yates (D-25) and Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) were joined by Mayor Greg Fischer in reacting to the local minimum wage law being declared unconstitutional


Metro Council Members Join Mayor Fischer to present the new 2016 South Points Scenic Area Map

3/25/2016

Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) joins his fellow Council Members to talk about the great features of Southwest Louisville as a Tourism and Economic Development engine for the city.