Looking for Long-term Solutions

Short-term Rental

Council members are considering tweaking the city’s short-term rental ordinance to bolster enforcement in residential areas.

Mayors to Procure Planning Staffs

Knoxville-Knox County Planning Sign

Land use recommendations would come from the city and county administrations, not the quasi-independent regional planning agency.

Making Noise

Noise detection camera

The city has installed cutting-edge technology to identify traffic noise violations downtown, but there’s no means of enforcement.

Arrest Developments

Accusations and political salvos are launched after deputies take a law enforcement critic into custody.

A Bumpy Ride

A skeptical City Council OK’d scooter regulations on first reading, but had enough questions to make final approval far from certain.

A Windfall Spending Plan

The Kincannon administration wants to fund public safety, infrastructure, housing and more with roughly $22 million in federal pandemic aid.

An Unconventional Request

County Commissioner Justin Biggs asks City Council to postpone consideration of KUB’s municipal broadband plan.

Setting It in Stone

A proposal is in the works to turn the city’s spending policies on affordable housing into a legally binding commitment.

Broadband Bound?

KUB develops a business plan to provide high-speed internet service throughout its electricity service area.

Facing the Digital Divide

KCS Chromebook

With the possibility of more school disruption looming, a community task force looks for solutions to the inequities of internet access.