July 1, 2021
Lexington Has Been Studying Ways To Avoid Displacing Low-Income Residents. Now The Report Is In.
Lexington neighborhood residents, property owners, and planners spent two years discussing how the city can avoid moving long-time residents out of low-income areas as developers move in. This week, the group handed in more than 30 recommendations. (full story)
March 21, 2018
Mayor and Councilmember announce Veterans Commission and Veterans Hall of Fame City designation
“In 2017, the city engaged our veterans to find out how we can better honor and celebrate them for their service,” said Brown. “The formation of our first Commission on Veterans’ Affairs will strengthen the relationship between City Hall and our veterans.”
The Commission will also work to connect veterans and their families to existing benefits, plan and develop community events, and raise awareness to veteran’s issues. (full story)
March 10, 2017
Brown spent $160,000 on a new playground in Douglass Park
Councilman James Brown also spent most of his allocation on parks. Brown spent $160,000 on a new playground in Douglass Park, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. He also put $45,000 toward construction of new restrooms and a concession stand for Martin Luther King Jr. park. (full story)
Unveiling of sign for Harry Sykes Way
Mayor Jim Gray, Councilman James Brown and Geraldine Sykes unveil sign for Harry Sykes Way. Sykes was the city’s first black city commissioner. He served five terms, and was a mayor pro tem and vice mayor.
May 24, 2018
Lexington launches Task Force on Neighborhoods in Transition
“As a community focused on infill, local government has a responsibility to protect vulnerable residents and promote equity in our neighborhoods as they experience growth and redevelopment,” Brown said.