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Whether the rewriting of the zoning code for Knoxville – Recode Knoxville – succeeds or fails, the results will have a major impact on every resident. Town Hall East will sponsor a special session on Recode Knoxville on Monday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. This session is not one of the “official” presentations, it is being organized and led by THE board members and other THE members who have attended various informational…Find out more »
We are fortunate to have two such accessible and engaged City Councilwomen as Gwen McKenzie and Lauren Rider representing us. I look forward to hearing what these well-informed and thoughtful people think are the major issues and opportunities for us in East Knoxville. They are also two of the very small circle of nine individuals who will decide what form Recode Knoxville takes.
Many civic issues have long-term implications, but most of them are narrow in scope. Recode Knoxville is different because it will affect how our communities look, how well they function, how well they can accommodate varying income levels, how we travel through them, and whether we can preserve their unique features.
Stakeholder Committee members have been appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero and approved by City Council. The committee will provide feedback to ensure that the updated ordinance serves the diverse interests of the City. Members will work to: • identify key issues to be addressed in the ordinance update, • review drafts of the ordinance to ensure identified issues are addressed, and • serve as the liaison between the organization or group they represent during the update. As an advisory body,…Find out more »
Jack Neely, Knoxville Historian will describe East Knoxville history.Find out more »
UT naturalist and area resident Nick Stahlman will talk about the many critters, large and small, sharing our living space in East Knoxville. Following his talk and questions, the two candidates in the Democratic primary (March 3) for County Commission District 1, the incumbent commissioner, Evelyn Gill, and the challenger, Dr. Dasha Lundy, will introduce themselves and the main outlines of their platforms. We will not have time for a formal question session, but guests can speak with the candidates…Find out more »
Strong schools make for strong communities. The Town Hall East March 9 membership meeting will feature students and personnel from seven THE area schools. Talk with them, hear and see what they are doing, and show them your much needed support. School board member Evetty Satterfield will introduce the program. The schools represented by a mix of students, teachers and administrators will be Chilhowee Elementary School, Fair Garden Family Center, Holston Middle School, Vine Middle School, L&N Stem Academy, Berean…Find out more »