For thirty years, Bill Hollander has worked to make Louisville’s neighborhoods a better place to live, work and raise a family.

As a community activist, he helped keep the Crescent Hill Library open and preserve the Peterson-Dumesnil House, a Louisville landmark. As a civic leader, Bill helped develop farmers’ markets across the city and moved the United Crescent Hill Ministries into a state-of-the-art building.

When elected to the Metro Council, Bill will work to create jobs, fight to make our neighborhoods safer and ensure that every Louisvillian has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We have a lot to do.

Safe neighborhoods.
Government’s first priority should be the safety of its citizens. Although violent crime is more prevalent in parts of Louisville outside District 9, no crime is “petty” to the victim. A recent rash of residential and vehicle break-ins in our neighborhoods is especially concerning.

At City Hall, Bill will partner with the police to ensure that they are doing everything they can to prevent and solve crimes. Bill will work across the district to empower neighbors to take important precautions and look out for one another.

Healthy citizens.
For too long, Louisville’s health outcomes have held us back. In recent years, we’ve made some progress, thanks in part to Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh’s advocacy to limit smoking in public places, but we have more work to do to address high rates of obesity and illness.

On the Metro Council, Bill will support the expansion of citywide preventive health programs. Alongside Mayor Fischer, Bill will support community infrastructure – including affordable housing initiatives – that promotes exercise and healthy living. In our neighborhoods, Bill will provide funding for additional sidewalks and work to make the district – and our entire city -- more bicycle friendly.

An educated workforce.

To attract and keep good jobs in the global economy, Louisville needs a well-educated workforce. Beginning with high-quality early childhood education and ending with a college or technical degree, we have to do more to ensure that our community has the tools it needs to succeed.

As your councilman, Bill will help build a city of lifelong learning by supporting Every1Reads and our public libraries, something Bill does today as Vice Chair of the Library Foundation. Bill will also work to make sure that more families have access to quality, affordable Pre-K programs and the necessary information to enter higher education.

A prosperous, united community.
Thirty years ago, Bill chose Louisville as a place to live, work and raise a family. The successful businesses that set District 9 apart are a tremendous asset and will have Bill's full support. However, to be attractive to the next generation, the city needs jobs and economic growth all over town.

Bill has long supported an increase in the minimum wage. Now that it is clear that the Metro Council has the authority to set a minimum wage in Louisville, Bill believes it should promptly pass an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over the next three years, with a corresponding increase in the tipped wage.

With decades of experience in civic and business leadership, Bill can help bring our city together. On the Metro Council, Bill will work with all 25 of his colleagues to overcome geographic and racial divides and promote growth and opportunity for every citizen.

For more information about Bill, see the "About Bill" page.
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commented 2014-02-13 05:13:14 -0500
Perfect agenda. Thank you for running! I live on the eastern end of Grinstead and would be happy to volunteer for a few hours when I can. Marymiller1158@gmail.
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