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Category: Advocacy

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes New Board Member Elisa Bruce

September 21, 2018 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy organization Fayette Alliance has named Elisa Bruce, Director of Homeownership Education and Counseling at REACH, Inc., to their Board. “With her passion for public service, deep connections in the community and understanding of affordable housing issues, Elisa brings important expertise and experience to our Board,”...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Expanding Accessory Uses for Agricultural Markets

Update August 23, 2018:  Planning Commission unanimously approved expanding accessory uses for agricultural market.  The amendments will be forwarded to the Council for consideration and a vote.  Stay tuned! Fayette County is fortunate to be home to the largest stockyards east of the Mississippi River, Blue Grass Stockyards. Blue Grass Stockyards is to the cattle...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Funding for Public Art Projects

Update: August 30, 2018. Council Approves Public Art Proposal We are pleased to report that Council voted to approve the proposal to provide dedicated funding for public art projects.  Following is a break down of the vote: Those who voted in favor of funding public art projects: James Brown Bill Farmer Jake Gibbs Peggy Henson Steve...

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Theme E of the Comprehensive Plan: Maintaining a Balance between Planning for Urban Uses and Safeguarding Rural Land

Lexington is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and our productive Bluegrass farmland. Due to a history of balanced and careful planning, our city and our agricultural industries have thrived. Our Urban Services Boundary has not only preserved our signature landscape, it has also enabled us to minimize many of the negative consequences...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Historic Land Swap, Council Approves Agreement

Fayette Alliance supports historic land swap between City of Lexington and University of Kentucky; Urges protections for and participation of impacted neighborhoods. UPDATE 7.6.17: Council approves historic land swap with University of Kentucky At the July 5th meeting, the Council approved the agreement that will give the city 250 acres for economic development in exchange for...

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Council Resolution Affirms Support of PDR Program

For the first time since its inception, there is no funding for the Purchase of Development Rights program in the FY19 Budget adopted unanimously by the Council on June 21, 2018. The rationale is that there is a significant backlog in pending applications and sufficient funds available to process those applications, as well as new...

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Theme B of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan- Protecting the Environment

The Bluegrass region is home to the most beautiful countryside and natural areas. As Lexingtonians, we value our farmland, greenways, waterways, and natural areas. Yet, Kentucky ranked 48th in WalletHub.com’s recent study of the greenest states, which compared all 50 states on environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and contributions to climate change. In fact, Kentucky came...

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