City of Lexington, Ky

About City of Lexington, Ky

In 1970-71, the Kentucky Legislature passed a bill permitting the merger of city and county governments. The former Lexington City Commission and the Fayette County Fiscal Court appointed a merger commission that drafted a charter for a new merged government that, among other provisions, eliminated the duplication of various services by the city and county and the need to pay separate property taxes.

In 1972, more than 70 percent of voters approved the proposed merged government, headed by a ...

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