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City of Knoxville Proposed Pension Charter Amendments
A summary is now available online of the five proposed amendments to the Knoxville City Charter that will appear on the ballot on Nov. 4. This summary includes the actual ballot language for each amendment (confusing - but legally required), a simple description of what the amendment would do, and an explanation of why Mayor Rogero and City Council support each amendment. On the ballot, these amendments will be listed at the very end, after the "City of Knoxville Wine at Retail Grocery Stores Referendum." Mayor Rogero and Knoxville City Council encourage you to vote FOR all of these amendments.
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Energy-Efficiency Education Grant Boosts Funding for Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership
The Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership has been awarded a total of $60,000 to support energy-efficiency education initiatives. Knoxville is one of 10 communities across the country to receive a Partners for Places grant, which is matched locally by the United Way of Greater Knoxville and the East Tennessee Foundation.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Knoxville Food Week Oct. 18-26
Food Week is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council - along with Second Harvest Food Bank, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Abbey Fields and Beardsley Community Farm - has put together a series of events in honor of the celebration.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Urban Land Institute Panel Presents Recommendations
ULI Findings
ULIOn Friday, October 10, 2014, an advisory panel from the Urban Land Institute presented findings and recommendations for five sites in and around downtown Knoxville. Mayor Madeline Rogero engaged the services of ULI to provide outside expertise as the City's redevelopment efforts move forward. You can read the ULI presentation at the link below. Please bear in mind that this is an initial report from the panel, and it may include some small factual errors. It will be followed by a final written report within the next several months. Let us know what you think about ULI's recommendations: Send email to ULI@cityofknoxville.org.
[URBAN LAND INSTITUTE INFO]
[VIEW PRESENTATION - PDF]


City Seeks Input on Five-Year Community Development Plan
The City of Knoxville's Department of Community Development is updating its five-year Consolidated Plan to identify needs across Knoxville neighborhoods. And it wants your help!
[NEWS RELEASE]

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Early Vote Now
Early VotingEarly Vote Oct. 15-30 for the Federal and State General Election, Constitutional Amendments, Election to Fill a Vacancy in School Board District 2, Wine at Retail Food Stores Referendum and City of Knoxville Charter Amendments regarding the City's pension system.
[EARLY VOTING INFO - PDF]
[SAMPLE BALLOT - PDF]
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Play Fountains Closed
Due to maintenance, the play fountains at Market Square and Krutch Park Extension will be off for several days.

U.T. Football Games
UT FBThe U.T. football season is here! Check www.utsports.com for a complete schedule. Please note there will be increased traffic and some roads downtown will be affected during game days. Kickoff for Oct. 25 game vs. Alabama is set for 7:15/7:30 p.m.
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Norwegian Wood to Perform at Market Square Fall Concert Series
The fall series of free concerts on Market Square, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and Stellar Visions and Sound, presents Norwegian Wood on Thursday, Oct. 23. All concerts are free - and that includes parking, which is free after 6 p.m. at the City-owned Market Square, State Street and Locust Street garages.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Enjoy Boo! at the Zoo this Weekend
Boo at the ZooBOO! at the Zoo has 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun scheduled over three weekends; Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9-12, and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 16-19 and Oct. 23- 26, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Movies on Market Square
Movies on Market Square
Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square presents O Brother, Where Art Thou? this Friday night. The public is invited to bring the whole family, including their favorite, well behaved four-pawed, tail-wagging companion, to see a free movie presented by Lusid Media.

[MOVIES INFO]

Market Square Farmers' Market Open Every Wednesday and Saturday
Farmers Market
Visit the Market Square Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on historic Market Square during May thru November. The Market Square Farmers' Market is a open-air farmers' market. Everything is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region.
[MORE INFO]

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