Mayor Fischer vetoed Metro Council’s amendment to the landmarks ordinance today. The amendment would have given the council final say over landmark designations if a super majority felt it necessary. Many preservationists equated it to a ‘politicization’ of the landmarks process.
The proponents of the amendment are confident they will be able to override the veto. NOTE: Aug. 3 – On WFPL this morning I heard a sponsor of the amendment quoted as saying that he will not take for granted having enough votes to override the veto.
In the meantime take a look at this map which shows which council members supported or opposed the amendment.