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Mayor Rogero Proposes $206M Budget with Increased Funding for Infrastructure, Parks, Youth Development
Mayor Rogero's State of the City
In her State of the City Address today, Mayor Madeline Rogero presented a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 that includes increased funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, parks and greenways, and youth development initiatives. It also includes continued support for economic development, blight abatement, center city redevelopment and historic preservation.
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Local Partners Announce $7.1M Award from TVA
TVA has selected Knoxville as one of two communities in the Tennessee Valley to receive TVA Extreme Energy Makeovers funding. As a result of this award, TVA will invest $7.12 million to improve the energy efficiency of lower-income homes in Knoxville. The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) led an application for this funding in partnership with the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB). The Project Team also includes the Alliance to Save Energy, a national nonprofit that promotes energy efficiency through public policy, education and outreach.
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KUB Utility Upgrade to Close Lanes on Section of Gay Street
KUB Downtown Century II ConstructionA KUB utility upgrade will close three of the four lanes on a one-block section of Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, starting Monday, April 27. Only one northbound lane will be open on Gay Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. The intersections of Gay at Main and Gay at Cumberland will remain open.
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Knoxville to Participate in Mayors' Challenge to Improve Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety
During her opening remarks at the Tennessee Bike Summit, Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Knoxville's participation in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets.
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Public Meeting on Proposed Updates to the City's Form Based Code
The public is invited to a May 7 public meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building to discuss updates to the general provisions of the Form Based Code, Article 4, Section 4.0 of the City of Knoxville's Zoning Ordinance. The existing code - which shapes urban forms of development on the South Knoxville Waterfront and in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor - addresses new construction. The proposed changes will provide a clear pathway for property owners to modify, renovate or add onto their existing structures.
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Cumberland Avenue Businesses Remain Accessible; Website Highlights Merchants, Restaurants
CumberlandConnect.comAs the second week of utility work continues on the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project, a majority of cut-through commuters appear to be using the recommended detour routes, and traffic is moving well on those alternate routes. Traffic flow is slower through the section of Cumberland Avenue between 22nd Street and West Volunteer Boulevard, where two lanes are closed. But with fewer vehicles, restaurants and merchants fronting on Cumberland remain accessible.
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Take Virtual Hikes on Local Trails with Google Trekker
Looking for a new route to jog, stroll or ride your bicycle in Knoxville or Knox County? You can now take 360-degree virtual tours of 137 miles of local greenways, park trails and multi-use paths, thanks to Google Trekker Street View imagery.
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KSO Chamber Orchestra and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Kick Off Free Music Series on Market Square
Concerts on the SquareWith the arrival of spring comes the return of free live music to Market Square! The City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) are happy to launch another season of Jazz Tuesdays and Variety Thursday concerts, beginning the second week of May. It gets started with a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.
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City's Small Business Breakfast Set for June 10
The Purchasing Division will host a free annual "Business Breakfast" on June 10 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and invites interested vendors to come learn more about how to do business with the City. Representatives from each of the major departments give an overview of anticipated projects and expenditures for the year. For questions, contact Sherry Bennett at sbennett@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2293.
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