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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Linda Gorton

I am in my 12th year as a Council Member, having served 1999-2006 in the 4th District & 2007-present as a Council Member At-Large. Through my service in my district and At-Large, I have worked with many neighborhood associations & civic organizations, growing to appreciate the grassroots power of the people. Leadership & openness are...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Ralph Ruschell

LEXINGTONIAN RALPH RUSCHELL GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. MR RUSCHELL HAS VAST REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE AND HAS DONE SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING 3 DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. HE RECIEVED THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD FROM SAYRE SCHOOL. HE ALSO HEADED THE EFFORTS THAT LED TO THE RESTORATION OF THE OLD SAYRE...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: George Brown Jr.

GEORGE A. BROWN, JR. PREVIOUSLY SERVED SIX (6) TERMS, THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AS THE FIRST (1st) COUNCIL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE. HE IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS CONTRACTOR/SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY’S FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT. BROWN IS A LEXINGTON NATIVE. HE IS A MEMBER OF ST. PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH. AS AN ADOLESCENT, BROWN PLAYED...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Steve Kay

Steve Kay is a founding partner of Roberts & Kay, Inc. (RKI), a research and organization development firm established in 1983. Steve’s major clients at the local level have included Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and University of Kentucky. At the state level his clients have included the Governor’s Office of Agricultural...

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Locals Want Farmland Conservation, Trails, Cool Urban Spaces in Latest Community Survey

A market research firm–the Matrix Group–recently conducted a pulse survey that registered the opinions of Lexington area residents and business leaders regarding focus read for the community in a 2010 online survey. Click here to view the results. As the community’s advocate for sustainable growth, The Fayette Alliance remains dedicated to promoting these values at...

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Incentive Grants to Improve Water Quality Available for Lexington Businesses, Neighborhood Organizations & Others

The Fayette Alliance proudly served on the Steering Committee that drafted the incentive grant program–along with members of the development, neighborhood, and commercial property sectors. “Mayor announces incentive grants for water quality projects” Press Release by Live Green Lexington, LFUCG Department of Environmental Quality Lexington businesses, churches, apartment complexes and neighborhood organizations are eligible for incentive...

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Council Approves Red Mile Zone Change

On January 14th, LFUCG Council approved the Red Mile zone change application–requesting Mixed-Use Community (MU-3) zoning for 67 acres located at 780, 790, and 1200 Red Mile Road. The Planning Commission also unanimously approved the Red Mile preliminary development plan. This zone change will lead to a $170 million mixed-used entertainment infill project at the...

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Council Approves Green Infrastructure in Local Subdivision Regulations

The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of text amendment (SRA-2009-4) to our local subdivision regulations and LFUCG Council approved the text amendment 6-0.  This text amendment will allow the use of low-impact / green water quality measures to minimize the environmental impacts of land development. To use these alternative water quality measures, the applicant must...

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Brighter Day

This is our new promotional video and The Fayette Alliance’s first ad to be aired on cable television.  Tell us what you think!