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Bevin, Trump advisers hold West Louisville meeting

Dr. Scott and some of President Trump's Urban Revitalization Coalition visited Caudill Seed on 15th street to present a 13-point urban revitalization plan.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – There were tense exchanges between Dr. Darrell Scott--an advisor to President Donald Trump--and members of the West Louisville community.

Dr. Scott and some of President Trump's Urban Revitalization Coalition visited Caudill Seed on 15th street to present a 13-point urban revitalization plan. The owner of Caudill put the meeting together.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was watching it all play out. He supports the plan and seemed disappointed in some of the audience response.

“What breaks my heart is some of what I'm seeing here because for 20 years I've seen this community--despite the best desires and intentions of a lot of people--sometimes be its own worst enemy,” said Gov. Bevin.

But some in the audience say they're still not sure what that plan even entails.

“There's nothing that was given to us today nothing whatsoever except that they have a plan based off a few crack dealers and some people who wear fancy scarves,” said Chanelle Helm, Black Lives Matter Louisville.

Dr. Scott explained the plan uses tax incentives to motivate big corporations to invest in areas in need of urban revitalization--instead of using government money.

“I'm here promising you nothing. I'm not making promises. What I am committing to is to work with any of you that are sincere about looking out the windshield and finding a better future,” said Gov. Bevin.

There's no timeline but President Trump's Urban Revitalization Coalition plans to meet with West Louisville business owners to begin implementing their 13-point plan.

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