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Category: Advocacy

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LFUCG 2020 Budget Position Statement

Mayor Gorton’s Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget was read for the second time at the Council meeting on Thursday evening, June 20, 2019, and is a difficult budget in light of the fact that Fayette County expenses are rising faster than its revenue. As such, Mayor Gorton has referred to this as a “continuation budget”,...

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Brittany Roethemeier Named New Executive Director of Fayette Alliance

March 20, 2019 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance announced the hiring of Brittany M. Roethemeier, J.D., as the organization’s next Executive Director, effective immediately. Most recently, Roethemeier was an attorney in the real estate practice group at McBrayer PLLC. “We could not be more thrilled that Brittany is taking the position...

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Dangerous Land Use Amendment 1 to House Bill 346 Withdrawn From Senate

An Amendment introduced by Senator Jared Carpenter that would have mandated future expansions of our Urban Services Boundary for economic development was withdrawn late Thursday, March 14, 2019. If passed, this measure would have required that all cities have a twenty year land inventory under the guise of economic growth—regardless of local zoning policies or...

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What is Placebuilder?

For many years, Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan included a land use map, which visually depicted future growth policies. However, the 2013 Comprehensive Plan eliminated the future land use map to encourage creativity in how we accommodate growth. Along with eliminating the map, the 2013 Plan also called for creating frameworks and policies that encourage good design...

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2018 Comprehensive Plan Adopted

After two and a half years of deliberation, the Planning Commission voted to adopt the 2018 “Imagine Lexington” Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, February 28th at 1:30 PM in Council Chambers. Fayette Alliance was centrally involved throughout the process, and successfully advocated to advance smart growth policies. The recommendations in the 2018 Plan largely align with...

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes Board Member Mary Catherine Jones; Announces Retiring Board Member Gay Haggin VanMeter

January 10, 2019 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance has named Mary Catherine Jones, Director of Marketing & Special Events at Red Mile, to their board. In addition to her role as a board member, Jones will also chair the Bluegrass International Cup, an annual high-goal polo match which benefits the Fayette...

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Phase 2 of 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Nearing Completion

Every five years, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government updates the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how our city grows. After over two years of hard work, the 2018 update to the comprehensive plan entitled Imagine Lexington is nearing completion. The first phase of the update was completed at the end of 2017...

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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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