Hal Heiner offers 5-point plan; Greg Fischer opens another HQ

08/10/2010 10:32 PM

Republican Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner unveiled his five-prong campaign platform for Louisville on Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, his Democratic opponent, Greg Fischer, opened a satellite campaign headquarters in southern Jefferson County at 9301 Dixie Highway.

Here are the points Heiner, a councilman and businessman, raised during his press conference at the Commerce Crossings industrial park in south Jefferson County Tuesday:

  • Start construction of the East End Bridge by the end of his first term as mayor. But he qualified that with a repeat of his position that he wants to see low tolls, specifically under $1.
  • Complete the Southwest Regional Library, which Heiner said can be done without new or increased taxes.
  • Bring an energy research focus to Louisville through increased investment in the University of Louisville. He specifically pointed to the university’s Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship. The University of Kentucky in Lexington, however, already has the Center for Applied Energy Research and a new battery research center, in which U of L will be a partner institution.
  • Increase government efficiencies, such as a paperless government and use of mobile apps to connect with constituents.
  • Crack down on spending by not basing budgets on projected growth.

Here’s what he has to say on the bridge and spending issues:

- Video by Don Weber

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