A month into the job, KPD’s new chief of cultural change wants to break down barriers and build bridges inside and outside the department.
Urban Handyman Hangs It Up
Rick Emmett is retiring as the city’s downtown coordinator, leaving behind a legacy of pragmatic solutions to urban problems large and small.
Three Years of COVID
Though life has returned to normal in many ways, the pandemic hasn’t disappeared and the potential for a resurgence exists.
Stadium Cost Finalized
The tab has risen to $114 million, but Boyd’s extended commitment means no additional public funds would go toward construction.
Applying to Connect
Knoxville’s federal grant application for pedestrian bridge funding emphasizes linking an underserved area with the rest of the city.
The city and the University of Tennessee agree to build a pedestrian bridge across the Tennessee River — if the funding comes through.
Police Chief Paul Noel hires a law professor and former federal prosecutor to promote accountability and help shape the department’s culture.
City: Pay Upgrades Effective
Knoxville officials say this year’s salary overhaul is improving recruiting and retention amid a generally upbeat financial climate.
Core PILOT Passes
Council approves a five-year tax incentive for a development that would add roughly 2,000 residents to the Cumberland Avenue corridor.
City Homicides Down in 2022
KPD investigated fewer murders last year, though officials say more needs to be done to lower the level of violence in Knoxville.