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Climate Change and Land Use

Thoughtful Land Use Provides Tactics To Tackle Climate Change

Thanks to the Urban Service Boundary (USB), Lexington-Fayette County’s decades-long tradition of protecting and preserving our farmland provides a pathway forward for fighting climate change. No one had heard of the phrase “climate change” in 1958 when the USB was created to distinguish between Lexington-Fayette County’s lush farmland and our urban areas designated for development....

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Urban Service Boundary

The Future of Lexington-Fayette County: Bringing the 2045 Comprehensive Plan Into Focus

The creation of the Lexington-Fayette County Urban Service Boundary in 1958 established a blueprint for growth in this area of the Bluegrass region. This initiative aimed to stop unchecked urban and suburban sprawl, manage infrastructure costs, and to maintain the thriving rural business and residential communities that make up the areas surrounding Lexington. Over the...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Jennifer Reynolds

Running for: Council District 11 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? I grew up in Central Kentucky, spending time in Lexington daily, and started my adult career in Lexington 21 years ago. After going to school, I traveled extensively and lived in Mexico for 4 years. When...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – James Lombardi

Running for: Council District 9 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? I chose to work here because I chose to live here. Question: Like the rest of the nation, Lexington faces critical challenges around developing adequate Affordable housing for low-income families and increasing attainable missing middle housing...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Preston Worley

Running for: Council District 7 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? Like many central Kentucky natives, I came to Lexington for college and decided to stay, settle down, and raise a family here. I love that Lexington feels like a small town, but has the resources and...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Linda Gorton

Running for: Mayor Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? Like many people in our City, I originally came to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky. It had, and still has, an excellent College of Nursing. I earned my degree and am still a registered nurse.  I...

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2022 Voter Guide

Welcome to Fayette Alliance’s 2022 Voter Guide! Each election, we educate voters through candidate questionnaires, to ensure everyone has access to where each candidate for Mayor and Urban County Council stands on smart growth issues. We sent our questionnaire to all Mayoral and Urban County Council candidates and we have posted their responses exactly as...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Brack Marquette

Running for: Council District 4 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? A native of Williamstown in Northern Kentucky, I graduated from Georgetown College and headed out of state for graduate schools and my first college teaching job. Soon, though, I returned to Kentucky in 1983 committed to...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Shayla D. Lynch

Running for: Council District 2 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? My professional career brought me to Lexington-Fayette County. In 2004, upon graduating law school I was hired by the Lexington Fair Housing Council. For 15 years I fought housing discrimination across the state of Kentucky and...

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