Abramson's advice to Fischer: Make sure the salt trucks are ready

11/09/2010 07:20 PM

After 21 years as Louisville’s mayor, Jerry Abramson said the best advice he has given to his successor, Democrat Greg Fischer, is to make sure the city’s road crew is prepared for snow and ice this winter.

“YOu’ve got to fill those potholes, you’ve got to move that snow,” he said. “Now whether that has anything to do with the overall Fischer administration, it doesn’t matter.” But not doing that swiftly can kill a mayor’s honeymoon period with constituents, he said.

Abramson also explained his “behind-the-scenes” role with Fischer’s campaign as well as what the two talked about in their 30-45 minute meeting on the day after the election. Fischer defeated Republican Hal Heiner in Tuesday’s election.

He talks about that advice, hiring suggestions and city hall management:

Abramson also talked about the ups and downs, as well as the challenges that still face Louisville after his 21 years as mayor over the last 25.

- Ryan Alessi

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