Louisville to name new municipal judges, attorneys in new year

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What: Louisville City Council

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: 749 Main St.

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Louisville officials will appoint some of the city‘s top legal roles — including several municipal judges and attorneys — at the beginning of 2018.

According to a city staff report, City Council will convene on appointments for roles that include its municipal attorney, deputy municipal judge, city prosector, city attorney and water attorney.

Officials said the likely appointments are: Kristan Wheeler (municipal attorney), David Thrower (deputy municipal judge), Colette Cribari (city prosecutor), Light Kelly, P.C. (city attorney) and Hill & Pollock (water attorney).

“Every two years,” according to city records, “the city council appoints a City Attorney, a City Prosecutor, and a Municipal Judge and Deputy Municipal Judge as allowed per Section 9 of the Home Rule Charter. In addition, the City Council may employ other special counsel such as a Water Attorney.

“The City Attorney, Water Attorney and Prosecutor serve at the pleasure of the city council, and judges serve two-year terms subject to removal in accordance with the Charter,” the report adds.

The appointments are the latest in the city‘s for the upcoming year; City Council approved roughly 40 positions across the Louisville government, ranging from historic preservation commission to a revamping of the sustainability advisory board.

Keaton Howe, Dietrich Hoefner and Debra Williams will join David Hsu — the only existing member of the new appointments — on the city‘s revamped Planning Commission as part of the process.

There are still some vacancies, according to city spokeswoman Meredyth Muth, who said that those positions will be reopened for new applicants next month.

Most notably, officials also , a 20-year employee of the city, to serve as the new city manager.

City Council is expected to finalize her contract at Tuesday‘s meeting as well.





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