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Metro Council members to discuss "pop-up" parties

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Gatherings referred to as "pop-up parties" around Louisville are on the agenda for Metro Council Wednesday afternoon.

LMPD says the "pop-up parties" have been going on for years.

Investigators say party promoters rent spaces in vacant buildings, promote the events on social media and then charge admission to teenagers.

In the past, LMPD says they've seen underage drinking, drugs and even shootings occur at these parties. 

Metro Council will consider giving LMPD more power to regulate the parties.

"This requires whoever's putting on the party to get a license at least 30 days ahead of time. We're just asking them to let us know when it's happening, so we can ensure the safety of the kids that are there," said Marianne Butler, a member of Louisville's Metro Council. 

The Public Safety Committee is scheduled to discuss the new legislation at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at City Hall.

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