Political newcomer Stephanie Spires failed to unseat Urban County Councilwoman Diane Lawless in the 3rd Council District. Lawless, 61, is completing her second two-year term on the council. The district covers must of the downtown business district, the University of Kentucky and surrounding neighborhoods. Lawless successfully advocated for a temporary ban on vinyl-box additions in the area, followed by a zoning ordinance that limits the number of unrelated people who may live in a rental property. Also, fines were increased for violations of city building codes.
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