Jackie Green – Independent Mayoral Candidate Creating a Sustainable Louisville

"Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do." Wendell Berry

City policies regarding global climate change will dictate our success or failure

Jackie Green for Mayor

Jackie Green invites citizens, families, businesses, organizations and metro council to recreate Louisville, this time as the most sustainable city in North America. This invitation is extended not only to our citizens and businesses, but also to those from out of town who want to participate in recreating Louisville.

RallyMFJackieJackie Green addressing the Rally to Move Forward, 2017

The 2018 race for mayor of Louisville is not about Democrats (D) or Republicans (R). It is about Louisville’s role in a changing world. The effects of global climate change will dominate this century. Climate change will complicate nearly every problem we currently face. The Ds and Rs have failed to present mayoral candidates ready to face this reality. The best they have to offer is public relations statements, incremental programs, perpetual study, interminable data collection, and a parade of hired consultants. What we need is immediate, system-changing action. Independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green has proven his commitment, understanding and readiness to lead Louisville in taking the action required to meet the challenges of the changing world.

Voters deserve a mayoral candidate ready to face global climate change.


The Other Candidates

Angela Leet (R)
…  (-)  https://www.angelaleet.com/  – not a word about climate change
…  (-) platform is largely a ‘law and order’ blame game
…  (+) opposed Brownsboro location for VA Hospital

Greg Fischer (D) – (abbreviated list of Fisher’s Follies) 
…  did not join other mayors opposing the relaxation of Ohio River pollution standards as proposed by ORSANCO (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission)
…  did not oppose the state’s imposition of a 6% tax on services without assuring that Louisville would receive from Kentucky a fair percentage of those taxes
…  promotes economic development by hosting private parties funded with public dollars, rather than by building a sustainable city that attracts investment   https://wfpl.org/kycir-louisville-mayor-fischers-derby-party-bill-109k-its-guest-list-secret/
… forwarded plan to gut downtown library staff   https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2018/05/24/mayor-greg-fischer-gutting-downtown-louisville-library-union/640231002/
… blindsided the community and his own administration by supporting the gang violence bill that will worsen racial disparities in the city’s criminal justice system
…has not resisted KY’s returning only $0.50 on every dollar we send to Frankfort and then limiting how the city spends the sum returned
…has not resisted KY’s interfering with Louisville on a variety of issues (the anti solar bill, gun control, tree canopy/billboards, access to fresh food, turning one way streets to two way, JCPS, UofL, LGBT rights, women’s health, sending state prisoners to county jails,  imposing rural standards on urban streets, failure to fund Waterfront Park, deleting funding for the NULU streetscaping, etc.)
… went to India for photo op with the Dalai Lama and crows of his ‘compassion’ with no mention of tearing down homeless camps without having first established an official campsite for those homeless who live outdoors   https://insiderlouisville.com/metro/mayor-heads-to-india-today/
… operates behind closed doors with secret committees
… did not join other mayors in boycotting Trump meeting
… ignores land use and transportation basics resulting in Louisville making the “federal government’s dirty air list” (Louisville area drives 33,000,000 miles daily).
… convened legally questionable meeting with Metro Council Dems, surprising them by asking them to sign a loyalty oath, pledging support for his bid for third term,
… was described by Joe Gerth of the Courier Journal, regarding the sexual misconduct of  metro council member, : “mealy mouthed,… oh-so-cautious Fischer… desperately trying not to say what needed to be said…  said what he says best. Nothing. Fischer is weak.”
… continues to wait on K&I to make the first move in opening the K&I bridge.   https://insiderlouisville.com/metro/tale-two-bridges/  
… failed to establish an officially sanctioned camp ground before tearing down unofficial homeless encampments
…supported the controversial methane plant in the West End
…gave too much of Louisville’s treasury to OMNI
…failed to establish parameters on how that treasury was used by OMNI
…allowed OMNI to destroy irreplaceable Louisville historic architecture
… as Louisville rates 115th on Healthiest US Cities List, makes mayoral proclamations such as “Big Red Day” (a sugary drink in disposable containers with a huge transportation footprint made by a company based out of Austin TX)
…has not installed substantive solar panels on city properties
…refused to join other mayors in calling on the EPA to set stricter smog standards
…idly watches as Cincinnati and St Louis successfully run and Indianapolis and Nashville make plans for light rail
… and his Air Pollution Control District sold out the neighbors to American Synthetic Rubber. by allowing ASR to more than triple the cancer risk for 1,3 butadiene coming from fugitive emissions – no surprise as he and APCD allow clouds of dust to rise from major construction sites and concrete companies
…permitted annual loss of 54,000 trees to land speculators, car wrecks and urban heat
..has not created the needed tree ordinance
…talks of ‘compassion’ but avoids the word ‘sanctuary’
…has not limited urban heat and flood producing surface parking lots, resulting Louisville’s disgraceful national leadership in increasing urban heat
…sold airspace over Olmsted-designed Seneca Park to Bowman Field without consulting Metro Council
…failed to show leadership in demanding an urban VA Hospital
…failed to demand our veterans be restored to health before allowing the recruitment of more of our youth
…permits LMPD car chases
…killed the local $200 million Museum Plaza plan by the West End Boys LLC
…supported the Wal-Mart plan that violated community standards
…did not give credit to those who opposed Wal-Mart making way for Passport Health’s community respecting re-development
…planned the Dixie Highway Bus Rapid Transit which is designed to fail
…supported the new bridges and their dubious financial plan
…failed to support a regional public transit system in lieu of the bridges
…has not improved TARC
.…has not taken initiative in leading a Louisville, Nashville, St Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati effort to secure passenger rail from Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, Kansas City/Denver
…has not challenged the 33 million miles driven daily in the area
…did not join the courageous mayors who resisted the overstepping of presidential power
…has not revived a light rail plan
…has not calmed traffic, resulting in record traffic deaths
…has failed to create a green, clean, safe Louisville that attracts 21st century businesses
…has not challenged land speculation projects (Urton Lane, opening Oxmoor Farms)
…has not reduced disposables headed to landfill
…has not stopped use of herbicides and pesticides on city properties
…has relied on manipulation of public image rather than real change
…has made no progress on greenhouse gas reduction
…has been ineffective in reducing homelessness
has neglected to address the sources of fine particulate matter
has gutted the smart growth aspects of Planning and Zoning
has failed to reduce our community’s dependence on fossil fuels
has promoted sprawl to the east end and southern Indiana
has relied too heavily on ‘the market’ to address problems
as not taken measures to keep clean the commons
s usurped the commons to further his personal political purposes, peppering his image on city property and laying claim to citizens’ property (The Mayor’s Gallery, The Mayor’s Music and Art Series, The Mayor’s Hike Bike and Paddle, The Mayor’s Mile, The Mayor’s Give a Day, etc.)


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Kids speaking out on Louisville's surface parking lots.
Louisville's land use determines Louisville's future.
For the past 60 years Louisville has been steadily denigrating our urban core. That must be reversed, quickly.

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