|Community Development Public Meeting on the 2015-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan
On Tuesday night, the City's Community Development staff presented their findings from the last few months regarding the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan. Draft high and low priority community needs and the strategies identified to meet those needs were discussed.
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City Crews Remain Prepared for Snowy Weather
So far, the 2014-15 winter has been much milder than last year's, when four significant weather events triggered prompt, proactive road treatments by City of Knoxville crews.
For the Public Service Department, last season's responses equated to almost 3,000 hours of labor to spread 116,750 gallons of brine, 2,483 tons of rock salt and 7,332 gallons of calcium chloride, which melts snow in colder temperatures.
Knoxville a Semifinalist for $5 Million Energy Efficiency Prize
Knoxville has been selected as one of 50 communities to advance to the Semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that challenges small- and medium-sized communities to develop and implement creative, sustainable, and replicable strategies to save energy. Through this competition, the City of Knoxville will work with utility and community leaders to reduce energy consumption in homes, schools and municipal buildings. The community that reduces energy consumption the most over a two-year period has a chance to win up to $5 million to fund local energy and sustainability programs.
Celebration of Voting Rights Act Begins
The City of Knoxville is planning a series of events in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This legislation outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the United States.
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|Healthcare Enrollment Event Feb. 7 with Knoxville Area Project Access
With the upcoming Feb. 15 Healthcare Enrollment deadline closing in, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knoxville Area Project Access are sponsoring a Saturday, Feb. 7, Healthcare Enrollment event to offer support to citizens.
The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pellissippi State Magnolia Campus in the Library Technology Lab - 1610 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nov. 15-Feb. 15
Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging Knoxvillians without health insurance to learn about their options, as open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)begins Nov. 15 and continues through Feb. 15, 2015.
City Seeks Nominations for 'Good Neighbor of the Year'
Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to make his or her neighborhood a better place? Here is a chance to recognize those efforts: The City of Knoxville is seeking nominees for its Good Neighbor award.
Perhaps he or she welcomes new neighbors, volunteers to help neighbors in distress, or works tirelessly in service to the entire neighborhood and/or neighborhood organization.
KUB's Round It Up Program Helps Others
KUB announced a new program in partnership with the Community Action Committee (CAC), called "Round It Up: Pennies for a Purpose." Starting in May 2015, KUB customer bills will be rounded up to the next dollar, with all of the excess money going to a CAC program to weatherize housing for low-income residents, which lowers utility bills and helps our environment. This is a voluntary program - any KUB customer can opt out by calling KUB at 865-524-2911. The program could produce as much as $600,000 a year to help some of our most vulnerable citizens. Your change can help change our community for the better for less than $12 a year.
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