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Louisville Mayor, Ashley Stolzmann, on November 8, 2019. (Photo by Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)
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Louisville Mayor Ashley Stolzmann held her second town hall virtually Wednesday night where she discussed the community coming together against racial injustice as well as a new online tool for residents and upcoming meetings and projects.

Stolzmann told the virtual audience she thanked the citizens for their work toward community change.

“There have been Black Lives Matter movements, calls for police reform and other things during this pandemic,” Stolzmann said. “Our community has done really positive things to express themselves and make the change we would like to see.”

Specifically, Stolzmann discussed resident Kevin Gebert and his fundraiser to bring more racial equality and social justice books to the Louisville Library, along with city artist Paula Slick’s murals on Black Lives Matter.

“People are doing a lot of positive things,” Stolzmann said. “We’re not seeing a lot of graffiti and vandalism. It’s really impressive what our community can do when it comes together and tries to do things in a positive way.”

She said Louisville City Council will hold listening sessions in August and September to allow people to better explain what they want regarding police matters and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Regarding tools for residents, Stolzmann discussed a new online system which allows residents to file concerns or report issues.

The tool, City Problem Reporter, allows residents to file non-emergency problems in the community such as graffiti, damaged facilities, water leaks, missing signs, excessive noise and abandoned or illegally parked vehicles.It is available at bit.ly/3gfuwls.

Stolzmann also mentioned important meeting dates for various topics including neighborhood traffic and the former ConocoPhillips site. On Aug. 11, during City Council, there will be a discussion regarding neighborhood traffic and concerns the board has heard about.

“One of the No. 1 concerns we hear from people is about neighborhood traffic,” Stolzmann said.

Each council member will bring areas of concern to the table and be able to discuss what they are hearing.

Another Council meeting Stolzmann briefly discussed was the one coming up on Aug. 4, when Council will hear the general development plan for the former ConocoPhillips. The project, now known as Redtail Ridge, could be a mixed-use commercial and residential development.

Louisville Planning Commission did not recommend Council approve the project back in June, but if it is approved by Council, Medtronic Inc. is expected to be the development’s first major office user.

Another project that has been ongoing in the city for more than a year is the airport noise from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. Stolzmann said the city, along with Superior officials, have been working to hold a roundtable with communities surrounding the airport.

She said a roundtable could happen at the end of September, but there could be delays due to the pandemic.

To watch the meeting, visit bit.ly/30bvRUS.

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