|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.
[PENSION CHARTER AMENDMENTS]
Early Vote Now
Early 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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Muroran Students Visit with Mayor
A delegation of Japanese students from Muroran, one of Knoxville's sister cities, visited with Mayor Rogero on Wednesday.
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Youth Leadership Class Visits with Mayor
Mayor Rogero met with the first ever Youth Leadership class from Leadership Knoxville on Tuesday. The class is comprised of juniors and seniors across Knox County.
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ET Development Symposium to be Held Nov. 4-5
Knox County Stormwater Management and the City of Knoxville Stormwater Engineering Division are teaming up with the Tennessee Stormwater Association and Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters water quality program to host the 2014 East Tennessee Development Symposium on Nov. 4-5 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Registration costs $100 and includes meals. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nov. 15-Feb. 15
Open enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act will run from Nov. 15, 2014, to Feb. 15, 2015. See the link below for upcoming local enrollment events, where there will be trained volunteers to help with the enrollment process.
Urban Land Institute Panel Presents Recommendations
On 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]
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|City Crews Focusing on Leaf Season Pickups
The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins Nov. 1, which means Public Service Department crews will be concentrating on systematic citywide leaf collections over the next three months.
Crews already have been collecting leaves during the brush collection cycles in October. But starting next week, the normal two-week brush schedule is being suspended as resources are focused on collecting leaves.
City Celebrates America Recycles Day with Events Downtown
The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is again helping to sponsor America Recycles Day in Knoxville. Events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, on Market Street in downtown Knoxville, across from the East Tennessee History Center.
Medication Collection Event Held Downtown Nov. 1
In an effort to properly dispose of unused drugs and achieve a more sustainable environment, collection officials will be on hand on the 600 block of Market Street in downtown Knoxville, next to the East Tennessee History Center, to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicine and thermometers on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held in conjunction with Knoxville's America Recycles Day. Medication can only be dropped off at this location during the event.
Help Build a Playground
Want to help build a playground that will be enjoyed by Knoxville children for years to come? The Muse is looking for volunteers to help with a KaBOOM! playground build Nov. 12-14 in Chilhowee Park. This will be a great addition to the park for area children and families.
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U.T. Football Games
The 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 Nov. 15 game vs. Kentucky will be announced soon.
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Dixie Ghost 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 Dixie Ghost on Thursday, Oct. 30. 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.
Market Square Farmers' Market Open Every Wednesday and Saturday
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.
Please visit www.VisitKnoxville.com to see a list of events in the Knoxville area.