Motivation for Rent Moderation

The Kentshyres at Fairmont

Council approves expanding incentive programs to existing apartment buildings in an effort to keep from losing affordable housing units.

City Considers Election Options

Election signs outside the City County Building

Knoxville officials have yet to decide whether to challenge the state law changing its district election process or ask voters to amend the charter.

Seeking Treatment Option Funds

Photo of Knoxville Vice Mayor Andrew Roberto discussing mental health options.

City Council members approve a measure calling for state help to expand mental health services, including a new psychiatric hospital.

Consensus Begins to Emerge

Rick Roach Photo

Council intends to hold a workshop with County Commission on mental health issues and a public hearing on a possible alternative response program.

Call to Action

Owen Davis addresses City Council about gun safety legislation.

City Council endorses a resolution proposed by students urging state lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation.

‘No-Frills Budget’

Mayor Indya Kincannon at the City Council budget hearing.

During a marathon hearing on Tuesday, City Council members dove into Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed $432.9 million spending plan.

A Steady State of the City

Indya Kincannon and Victor Ashe

In a budget address that touted Knoxville’s great spaces, Mayor Indya Kincannon proposed no new big-ticket initiatives.

Senate Approves Election Bill

Sen. Frank NIceley photo

Knoxville’s process for electing district Council members would change in 2025 under legislation being finalized for the governor’s signature.

Bill Aims to Change City Elections

Vote chalkboard

Legislation under consideration in Nashville would force Knoxville to abandon citywide voting for district City Council representatives.

City: Pay Upgrades Effective

Mayor Indya Kincannon and Deputy to the Mayor Erin Gill photo.

Knoxville officials say this year’s salary overhaul is improving recruiting and retention amid a generally upbeat financial climate.