Charter Changes Derailed

Amelia Parker discusses proposed city Charter changes

Council nixes Parker’s bid to place eight amendments to the city Charter on the November ballot.

Tax Rate Set to Plummet

Chris Caldwell at County Commission

Knox County Commission approves a $954 million budget that will be funded by the lowest tax rate in decades.

Power Poll: Justifying Tax Hikes

A majority of survey respondents say city employee pay increases and county infrastructure upgrades are sufficient reasons to raise property tax rates.

Council OKs Budget, Tax Hike

Kincannon’s $434.1 million budget proposal and the accompanying 50-cent property tax increase get reserved but solid support.

Rosy Picture, For Now

Chris Caldwell at budget hearing

County commissioners seem satisfied with the proposed budget, but they worry about what comes next.

City Budget Vote Looms

Council will take up Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed $434.1 million budget and accompanying property tax increase on Tuesday.

Capital Steps

The Planning Commission approves the city’s long-term capital plan, which includes an infusion of state and federal funding for next year.

Jacobs Proposes $954m Budget

Glenn Jacobs at budget luncheon

The county spending plan includes across-the-board raises, with extra for sheriff’s deputies, and no tax increase.

City Budget Landscape

A property tax increase appears to be the most likely option for maintaining services while increasing employee pay.