|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.
Solar Panels Added to Chilhowee Park's Jacob Building
A new 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array added to the roof of the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park will offset greenhouse gas emissions by 50 tons per year - the equivalent of planting 1,185 trees.
The Jacob Building is the fifth City-owned facility to which solar energy-producing panels have been added. The new solar array increases the total solar capacity on City properties to 197 kW at any given time.
Mayor Visits with Slovene Ambassador
The Slovene Ambassador Bozo Cerar and Lydia M. Pulsipher, Honorary Consul to Tennessee for the Republic of Slovenia visited with Mayor Rogero on Monday.
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.
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.
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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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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.
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PARC Public Meeting Oct. 30
The next meeting of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) is set for Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, 546 College St. The meeting is open to the general public. The Police Advisory and Review Committee welcomes all citizens to bring concerns about the Knoxville Police Department to the attention of the committee.
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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 Oct. 25 game vs. Alabama is set for 7:30 p.m.
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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.
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.
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.
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.