Lexington Citizens' Advocate Ombudsman Office

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Dear Friends - The Urban Councy Council has exercised its prerogative to end our relationship. It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Lexington for the past seven years.


today's Budget & Finance Committee discusses many basic concepts of budgeting that apply to our home lives as well; tune in (or replay) for a very good lesson on spending, saving, and borrowing.


your Urban County Council has a full day tomorrow. Committee of the Whole at 10:00 a.m., Budget & FInance Committee at 1:00 p.m. and Work Session at 3:00 p.m. Many meetings are televised on GTV3 and streamed on www.lexingtonky.gov


we all intend to get old, but what does that mean today? How do we want to live the next years? What are you doing to ensure the lifestyle you want?


is here to help you find the local government services you need. Email us at [email protected], or call 258-3230.


report potholes via LexCall at 425-2255; that system creates the tracking, to see how well teh City does at meeting its response time goals.


Snow Emergency Route list is available on Lexingtons' webpage. Click the link for a list of snow routes. DO NOT PARK on the routes listed during the snow emergency!


"There is nothing wrong with American that can't be fixed by what's RIGHT with America" -Bill Clinton. What are you doing this week to improve our situation?


is here to help you navigate local government. Call us at 859-258-3230, or send an email message to [email protected]. We still make house calls!


"Character is easier kept than recovered." - Thomas Payne


asks what you can do this week that makes life a little better for someone else?


salutes the young people of 4-H, who pledge: "My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service, and My Health to better living, For my club, my community, My country and my world."


hats off to crossing guards everywhere, and especially Mr. James Smith! Thanks for keeping safe the children of Lexington as they go to and from school.


Services Committee of your Urban County Council will consider residential permit parking districts in two neighborhoods today at 1:00 p.m.


Your Urban County Council will meet tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. With what issues are you concerned?


wonders what you think is the one thing this government ought to be doing differently to better meet the needs of Lexingtonians?


Legislators pass laws, executives administer them. If you experience a break down in between the Citizens' Advocate Office can help. Call us at 258-3230.


legislators pass laws, executives put them into effect. If there is a breakdown in between the Citizens' Advocate is here to help! Call us at 258-3230.

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Mayor Jim Newberry will present the 2010 State of the
Merged Government Address at noon Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Mayor’s address will be carried
live on GTV3 – Government Television Channel 3 – from the Patterson Ballroom of
the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The live broadcast will also stream live over the
internet at www.lexingtonky.gov.

The speech is open to the public.
There is a charge for the luncheon, which is being sponsored by the Lexington
Forum. For more information, contact
the Lexington Forum at 859-272-7888 or go to www.lexingtonforum.org.
Free, public seating
will be available for those who do not want to buy lunch.

The address will be replayed on GTV3
at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 27 and 30; at 10 p.m., Jan. 28; and 2:30 p.m., Jan. 31.

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Do you face an seemingly unsurmountable task today? "What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible." Theodore Roethke You can do it.


asks, can we grow good stewards by being good stewards?


justice and unity were evident in the streets of Lexington yesterday. What will we do today to live those ideals?


so many organizations are making it easy to donate to Haiti earthquake relief; as you are able we encourage you to help.


your Urban County Council will discuss budget reduction plans 11:00 a.m. next Tuesday at Committee of the Whole in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Government Center.


Your Urban County Council reconvenes this week, after the year end break. Watch and participate in your local government by attending or tuning in to Committee Meetings and Work Sessions, beginning tomorrow. The Citizens' Advoate Office can help you find hte agendas and information packets for upcoming meetings. Call 258-3230 for more information.


reminds us all to slow down, be safe on the roads today. Thanks to those road crews who have worked so hard to prepare for the forecast winter storm.


Headlines often tell us about people doing the wrong thing. What about the right thing? "Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." Oprah Winfrey, in Good Housekeeping


"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)


as you celebrate the New Year please be safe. Do NOT drink and drive. There are plenty of options for a safe ride home. Let's resolve to make each day better for someone in our lives.


The New Year brings new opportunities to engage your government and become more active in it. The Citiznes' Advocate Office is here to help you connect with your local government, so that it meets the needs and expectations of its members. Call us at 859-258-3230.


Thought for the day, especially appropriate at this time of year: "The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be." -Louis de Berniere, novelist (b. 1954)


"Good government never depends upon laws, but upon personal qualities of those who govern. " -- Frank Herbert, Children of Dune


what is it that you want your government to do, and how would you like the government to go about making that happen? This time of year is good for contemplating the fundamentals, including the fundamentals of our civic life.


Committee of the Whole Meeting tomorrow, 12/22/09 at 1:00 p.m., to discuss the weekend closure of a firehouse as a budget balancing measure. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion.


Solid Waste Holiday Schedule: Customers whose normal collection day is Friday will receive service on Wednesday, Dec. 23, due to the Christmas holiday; and Wednesday, Dec. 30, due to the New Year’s holiday. Place your Herbies, Rosies and Lennies out on Tuesday night, Dec. 22 and 29, to assure collection on the following Wednesday.


during this holiday season we hope you find quiet time to contemplate our many blessings and to seek constructive uses for our gifts in service to one another.


encourages everyone to consider this before any action: Is it the right thing to do?


applauds the opening of the Shropshire Avenue extension and a huge step towards rebirth of the East End. Many partners worked together to make this happen. Another conection made.


have questions about holiday trash pick up schedule? Call LexCall at 425-2255 or 311.


vaccine is more available for H1N1 these days - its not too late to protect yourself and your family. Check with your Lexington Health Department for more details at 288-7529.


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