LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's mayor has rejected changes to the city's 40-year-old process for designating historic landmarks in Jefferson County.
Mayor Greg Fischer sent a letter to the Metro Council Thursday saying the "positive impacts on our current nationally recognized landmarks law far outweigh the need" to change the law.
Metro Councilman Jim King told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/Mns7pB ) that the veto would be overridden.
The ordinance, which drew protest from preservationists, would give the Landmarks commission 120 days instead of 30 to make decisions, and require at least 101 signatures of petitions to start the landmark process. The measure also would have allowed the Metro Council to overturn a designation by the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission by a simple vote.
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