KLC Plans to Recommend Simplifying City Classification System

Dec 3, 2012

Credit lexingtonky.gov

Kentucky’s system for classifying its cities is antiquated, illogical and should be changed. That’s the recommendation of a Kentucky League of Cities task force that’s been looking into the issue for the past two years. Midway mayor Tom Bozarth chairs the panel. He says the current structure of six classifications is like a caste system that restricts home rule in many cities.

Bozarth says the KLC is recommending the commonwealth’s six classifications be consolidated and simplified. Kentucky’s cities need greater control over revenue options, public safety and the sale of alcohol. The recommendations will also ask that changing city classification no longer require legislative approval.