Please plan on attending the next General Meeting of the Fayette County Neighborhood Council this Monday, May 9, at 6:30. We are pleased to host Commissioner Charlie Lanter from the Department of Housing Advocacy and Community Development and Cash Olszowy, Director of the Division of Code Enforcement. Commissioner Lanter has been involved in public service for many years including roles with the Community Action Council and the Office for Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. Director Olszowy is a nationally recognized expert in building codes and safety.
The Commissioner will speak about the duties and responsibilities of his new department and answer questions. Housing issues in Lexington are numerous. They include but are not limited to gentrification, housing affordability, too harsh code enforcement, too lenient code enforcement, the commercialization of housing, a reduction in home ownership, abandoned properties, the protection of historic properties, infill and redevelopment, homelessness, rising prices, and a limited supply of available land.
The meeting will begin at 6:30; registration will begin at 6:15. Tates Creek Christian Church, the site of the meeting, is located at 3150 Tates Creek Road. If entering from Albany Road, drive to the far back corner of the parking lot.
The meeting is an opportunity to discuss housing issues with two very key people within the Urban County Government. The answers are not easy, and everyone should learn something by attending.
Walt Gaffield, President
Fayette County Neighborhood Council, Inc.