During their annual retreat, Knoxville City Council members agreed to focus on housing and poverty in the coming year.
Tethering Ban Advances
Council gives initial approval to prohibit chaining dogs outdoors without on-site supervision.
A consultant’s report is providing a blueprint for the City of Knoxville to re-engineer its development approval processes.
Waterfront Project Appeal Denied
A development on Blount Avenue will move forward, but the dispute over its approval could lead to changes to the South Waterfront code.
Mayors to Procure Planning Staffs
Land use recommendations would come from the city and county administrations, not the quasi-independent regional planning agency.
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.
Sustaining Services, Raising Taxes
City Mayor Indya Kincannon proposes a 50-cent property tax hike to pay for a budget that would increase pay for city employees.
Pumping Up Paychecks
City employees would see significant pay increases under a Kincannon administration proposal.
Pension Costs Rising
Providing retirement benefits is growing more expensive. City officials say it’s a matter of keeping promises made to employees.
Safe at Home
On a split vote, City Council gives the final approval needed to move the publicly financed multi-use stadium forward.