Office of the Urban County Council
The Urban County Council is the legislative branch of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The council has the power to establish budgets, set policy and levy taxes, subject to limits set by the Charter and state laws.
The Urban County Council consists of 12 district councilmembers and three At-Large councilmembers. District councilmembers are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to six consecutive terms. At-Large councilmembers are elected for four-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms.
The At-large member who receives the most votes in the general election becomes the Vice Mayor. In the absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor is the presiding officer.
Mayor Jim Gray, with the support of 11th District Councilmember Peggy Henson, plans to ask members of the Urban County Council to pass a resolution renaming Red Mile Place for the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.
This past Saturday, local leaders and residents gathered to mark the end of the year-long Douglass Park 100th anniversary celebration, with a special community banquet.
Mayor Jim Gray today named Kathy Plomin, who brings a wide range of experience to government, the new Councilmember for the 12th District.