Thursday, May 06, 2010

23 Lanes to Six Flags

- This morning, May 6th, local businessman and mayoral candidate Tyler Allen will be attending the "Say No to Bridge Tolls" Press Announcement. The Announcement is being organized by the group "Say No TO Bridge Tolls" and will take place at 9:15am in front of the Muhammad Ali Center, prior to the Tolling Authority's Meeting.

"I've said all along that tolling our citizens on bridges they already own to pay for a $4.1 billion dollar mistake is just unacceptable," says Tyler Allen. "We must build the East End Bridge NOW, put Louisvillians back to work, and avoid making a colossal mistake of expanding Spaghetti Junction to 23 lanes."

Allen has been the only candidate in the mayoral campaign who has consistently opposed the Ohio River Bridges Project, and suggested instead that the community reinvest its revenue in its existing neighborhoods and businesses. "I'm going to fight every day for Louisville's families, and that certainly does not involve taxing them to get over the Ohio River."

If you can, imagine a 23-lane highway.  Here's a 12 lane one:

- Harold Workman, President and CEO of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, will appear before Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee today at 3pm to update members on the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom property.

“Many of us were surprised to learn of Six Flags abrupt closing,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) Chair of the Committee. “We are looking forward to hearing how the Fair and Expo Center is searching for a replacement operation and what can be done as young people start looking for summer employment.”

The Committee meets at 3:00pm at City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Metro TV, Insight Channel 25. It will also be web streamed live. Simply go to the Metro Council’s Home page at Click on the “Watch Meetings Online” icon

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