2022 Revue: Knox County

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs making his budget address in May 2022.

Elections kept incumbents in place while giving County Commission its first female majority. And the Advance Knox process began to set a vision for the county’s future.

Appeals Process Decision Delayed

Mayor Glenn Jacobs and public hearing speakers

As public opposition mounts, commissioners kick final approval of a revised ordinance restricting the Board of Zoning Appeals’ authority to next month.

2nd Thoughts

Redistricting map

The county’s proposed redistricting plan moves nearly 20,000 residents either into or out of the North Knoxville 2nd District — even though it is already close to its ideal size.

On the Merits

Merit System web page

County Commission delivers a split decision on revamping the grievance system for sheriff’s employees.

Planning Ballpark Benefits

Randy Boyd has teamed with community organizations on the proposed multi-use stadium project, but some want a more comprehensive agreement.

Building on Beverly’s Hills

Third time’s the charm at County Commission for a developer planning a subdivision on a steep and difficult site in North Knoxville.

A 90-Day Reprieve

Commission 1-25-21

Knox County Commission postpones action on dissolving the Board of Health — but makes clear that it still intends to.

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.