The Louisville Metro Council voted on a no-confidence resolution against Mayor Fischer, but instead of asking him to resign they set guidelines to returns trust with the council and community.The council voted 22-to-4 to approve a substitute resolution that admonishes Fischer on several fronts and urges him to adopt a long list of policy recommendations to “restore trust between the residents of Louisville Metro and its government.” (Click here to read the updated resolution)WLKY reporter Mark Vanderhoff tweeted that the substitute urges Fischer to adopt a long list of policy recommendations that would address council member grievances. Those recommendations include releasing the entire Taylor investigation once it’s complete.The original no-confidence resolution also took issue with the mayor’s response to his handling of the TARC and LMPD Explorer sex scandals, including a lack of transparency around the response to the ongoing protests in the city.While Republicans came together on the original resolution, they seemed split on the list of recommendations — the substitute no-confidence resolution — that was introduced by Metro Council President David James and Democratic caucus leader Markus Winkler.In addition to releasing the entire Taylor investigation, the recommendations also included enacting policy changes to foster home ownership among minorities and prevent their displacement and improving direct communication between the mayor and council members.Vanderhoff noted during the council discussion that many members are upset with Fischer for different reasons, but many of them did not agree on the resolution.Democrat councilman Brandon Coan said he’s frustrated that Fischer didn’t fire the officers involved in the Taylor shooting, but called the no-confidence resolution unnecessary and divisive.”We shouldn’t point fingers or start throwing stones until we look at ourselves,” Coan said.Regarding the amendment to the resolution, budget chair Bill Hollander said the proposals look great on paper, but that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” citing a recent $26 million cut to the budget.Councilmember Pat Mulvihill believed the resolution appeared to shift the blame for the city’s ongoing — and often years-long — issues on Fischer.”We are taking every problem we have and saying it’s one person,” Mulvihill said.The seven-member Public Safety Committee debated the original no-confidence resolution last week, then advanced it to this week’s full council meeting, but without a recommendation due to a split vote.Supporters of the resolution sought to use it as leverage to push Fischer into resigning, especially as the ongoing issues continue to impact the city.James said the recommendations would help restore the mayor’s standing among the community, acknowledging that Fischer’s approval rating is low.Here’s a look at how the Metro Council voted:Yes: Jessica Green (Democrat), Barbara Shanklin (Democrat), Keisha Dorsey (Democrat), Barbara Sexton Smith Democrat), Donna Purvis (Democrat), David James (Democrat), Paula McCraney (Democrat), Pat Mulvihill (Democrat), Kevin Kramer (Republican), Rick Blackwell (Democrat), Mark Fox (Democrat), Cindi Fowler (Democrat), Kevin Triplett (Democrat), Scott Reed (Republican), Markus Winkler (Democrat), Marilyn Parker (Republican), Anthony Paigentini (Republican), Stuart Benson (Republican), Robin Engel (Republican), Madonna Flood (Democrat) David Yates (Democrat) and Brent Ackerson (Democrat).No: Brandon Coan (Democrat), Bill Hollander (Democrat), Nicole George (Democrat) and James Peden (Republican).From the start, Fischer called the resolution political play. He softened that approach when he issued a statement Thursday after the metro council vote.The mayor, in a video statement he tweeted, acknowledged the issues affecting the city and admitted fault in his leadership decisions.”With the benefit of hindsight, I see they’ve given the choice of two difficult paths, I’ve sometimes taken the wrong one. I sometimes failed to recognize quickly enough where changes needed to be made. And as tonight’s vote makes clear, I’ve not fostered a productive relationship with all of council that’s necessary to avoid silos and distractions.”Watch Fischer’s full video statement below:The full council decision comes just days after Fischer announced a $12 million settlement with the Taylor family to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed after she was shot and killed in March. The settlement included a list of police reforms, including the creation of a housing program to incentivize officers to live in low-income neighborhoods within the city and the hiring of social workers to assist officers on certain types of calls.James said the council was not consulted about the settlement and does not have to approve any of the reforms promised. Although it is possible Metro Council would have to get involved if any of the programs required additional funding from the city.

The Louisville Metro Council voted on a no-confidence resolution against Mayor Fischer, but instead of asking him to resign they set guidelines to returns trust with the council and community.

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The council voted 22-to-4 to approve a substitute resolution that admonishes Fischer on several fronts and urges him to adopt a long list of policy recommendations to “restore trust between the residents of Louisville Metro and its government.”

(Click here to read the updated resolution)

WLKY reporter Mark Vanderhoff tweeted that the substitute urges Fischer to adopt a long list of policy recommendations that would address council member grievances. Those recommendations include releasing the entire Taylor investigation once it’s complete.

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The original no-confidence resolution also took issue with the mayor’s response to his handling of the TARC and LMPD Explorer sex scandals, including a lack of transparency around the response to the ongoing protests in the city.

While Republicans came together on the original resolution, they seemed split on the list of recommendations — the substitute no-confidence resolution — that was introduced by Metro Council President David James and Democratic caucus leader Markus Winkler.

In addition to releasing the entire Taylor investigation, the recommendations also included enacting policy changes to foster home ownership among minorities and prevent their displacement and improving direct communication between the mayor and council members.

Vanderhoff noted during the council discussion that many members are upset with Fischer for different reasons, but many of them did not agree on the resolution.

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Democrat councilman Brandon Coan said he’s frustrated that Fischer didn’t fire the officers involved in the Taylor shooting, but called the no-confidence resolution unnecessary and divisive.

“We shouldn’t point fingers or start throwing stones until we look at ourselves,” Coan said.

Regarding the amendment to the resolution, budget chair Bill Hollander said the proposals look great on paper, but that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” citing a recent $26 million cut to the budget.

Councilmember Pat Mulvihill believed the resolution appeared to shift the blame for the city’s ongoing — and often years-long — issues on Fischer.

“We are taking every problem we have and saying it’s one person,” Mulvihill said.

The seven-member Public Safety Committee debated the original no-confidence resolution last week, then advanced it to this week’s full council meeting, but without a recommendation due to a split vote.

Supporters of the resolution sought to use it as leverage to push Fischer into resigning, especially as the ongoing issues continue to impact the city.

James said the recommendations would help restore the mayor’s standing among the community, acknowledging that Fischer’s approval rating is low.

Here’s a look at how the Metro Council voted:

Yes: Jessica Green (Democrat), Barbara Shanklin (Democrat), Keisha Dorsey (Democrat), Barbara Sexton Smith Democrat), Donna Purvis (Democrat), David James (Democrat), Paula McCraney (Democrat), Pat Mulvihill (Democrat), Kevin Kramer (Republican), Rick Blackwell (Democrat), Mark Fox (Democrat), Cindi Fowler (Democrat), Kevin Triplett (Democrat), Scott Reed (Republican), Markus Winkler (Democrat), Marilyn Parker (Republican), Anthony Paigentini (Republican), Stuart Benson (Republican), Robin Engel (Republican), Madonna Flood (Democrat) David Yates (Democrat) and Brent Ackerson (Democrat).

No: Brandon Coan (Democrat), Bill Hollander (Democrat), Nicole George (Democrat) and James Peden (Republican).

From the start, Fischer called the resolution political play. He softened that approach when he issued a statement Thursday after the metro council vote.

The mayor, in a video statement he tweeted, acknowledged the issues affecting the city and admitted fault in his leadership decisions.

“With the benefit of hindsight, I see they’ve given the choice of two difficult paths, I’ve sometimes taken the wrong one. I sometimes failed to recognize quickly enough where changes needed to be made. And as tonight’s vote makes clear, I’ve not fostered a productive relationship with all of council that’s necessary to avoid silos and distractions.”

Watch Fischer’s full video statement below:

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The full council decision comes just days after Fischer announced a $12 million settlement with the Taylor family to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed after she was shot and killed in March. The settlement included a list of police reforms, including the creation of a housing program to incentivize officers to live in low-income neighborhoods within the city and the hiring of social workers to assist officers on certain types of calls.

James said the council was not consulted about the settlement and does not have to approve any of the reforms promised. Although it is possible Metro Council would have to get involved if any of the programs required additional funding from the city.

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