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Metro Council Drops KACo, KLC Resolution

From WFPL's Gabe Bullard The Louisville Metro Council's Budget Committee has killed a resolution encouraging Metro Government to review future payments to the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties.The resolution was first drafted after audits uncovered exorbitant spending by executives of the two groups. Representatives for the organizations addressed the committee Wednesday and said new oversight measures are in place.The resolution was sponsored by Republican Councilman Kelly Downard who said he brought it to committee to ensure that the tax dollars used to pay Louisville's membership dues in the organizations were being spent properly. After hearing from KLC and KACo representatives, Downard withdrew the resolution.The head of KACo has stepped down and the head of the KLC will step down on January 1st.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.