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The city has reported 212 homicides over the past 14 months.
In weeks, the city will stage interventions with some of those at risk of committing violent crimes.
The plan would seek to sway people away from crime.
Local anti-violence activist Christopher 2X says January of 2021 surpassed the previous homicide record for the month.
Dozens gathered in a Louisville church to make the call for the truce.
Councilman Jecorey Arthur says the money doesn't attack the root of the crime problem.
The number of homicides in 2020 topped the city’s previous record of 117 homicides for the entire year of 2016.
Since the start of this year, Louisville has reported a record 141 criminal homicides.
Senate Majority Caucus Chair Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, sent a letter to Beshear expressing concern over escalating violence and social upheaval in the city.
Preliminary police data provide a glimpse into how upheavals amid COVID-19 and social unrest have affected neighborhood safety and policing alike.