Knox County 2020: A Primer (Part 2)

A survey of what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape. Today: the City of Knoxville and the private sector.

Keeping the Lights On

KUB plans to resume disconnecting service for nonpayment next month, but help is available for customers trying to catch up.

No Referendum on KUB

City Council opts to channel changes through the Kincannon administration and the city utility’s Board of Commissioners.

Pick a Proposal

Council will choose between a Charter referendum or mayoral policy initiatives to bring changes to KUB.

KUB Reforms Proposed

City Council will begin discussions today on a possible charter amendment to change the way the Knoxville Utilities Board is governed.

Green Strategies

The city stays the course on sustainability, while KUB inks a deal with TVA that should boost solar’s share of the power pie.

KUB Freezes Fixed Fees

Knoxville mayoral candidates have complained that service charges not tied to consumption adversely affect low-income residents.