The biggest challenges we face in the city will not be solved by one vote alone. We need a majority of our city council to agree on an issue in order to see progress in our city. And with open records laws that prevent members of city council from discussing business outside of meetings (without inviting the public and press), city council members often must be persistent in their pursuit of needed improvements for their district or city as a whole. That's why it is important to have a Councilperson who can be a successful legislator. Amelia has been one of the most successful legislators in Council this term in passing legislation with eleven resolutions passed that Amelia introduced and nine other initiatives that she co-sponsored. Below are a few highlights of her first-term accomplishments as well as unfinished work.
|3/10/20||Cosponsor||A Resolution respectfully requesting that the members of the Knoxville Legislation Delegation consider and oppose proposed legislation regarding gun permitting (Introduced by McKenzie)|
|7/28/20||Cosponsor||A Resolution respectfully requesting that Governor Bill Lee consider the posthumous Pardon of Knoxvillian Maurice Franklin Mays.
(Introduced by McKenzie)
|9/6/22||Cosponsor||A Resolution to pause the Public Art Committee's Sculpture Project for the Cradle of Country Music Park for six months to allow time for the City to determine a way to preserve the mature trees on the park.
(Introduced and withdrawn by Singh after a new park design was proposed)
|9/6/22||Co-Introduced with multiple members of Council||A Resolution affirming that all city residents should have the right to access fundamental obstetric and gynecological health care services.|
|1/10/23||Cosponsor||A Resolution requesting a collaborative effort in studying and improving the Form Based Zoning Districts.
(Introduced by Smith)
(Introduced by Rider)
|5/16/23||Cosponsor||A Resolution recognizing the centennial anniversary of Ironworkers Local 384 and celebrating the work and community involvement of members of Local 384 in Knoxville and our region.
(Introduced by Vice Mayor Roberto)
|5/30/23||Cosponsor||A Resolution to add the honorary name “Big John Tate Corner” to Lakeside Street at its northern intersection with Magnolia Avenue.
(Introduced by McKenzie and Smith)
|8/11/20||Introduced and Withdrawn when Announced Would Not Outsource||A Resolution urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to reverse its decision to outsource hundreds of Information Technology staff and strongly encourage the Tennessee Valley Authority to not outsource any jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|3/9/21||Introduced and made no motion after a version passed in support of the bills earlier in the agenda; the bills ultimately failed and instead the project received a grant from the state in the amount of #13.5 million.||
A Resolution respectfully requesting the Tennessee General Assembly oppose Senate Bill 783 and House Bill 1204, which have the purpose of amending Tennessee Code Annotated Title 67, Chapter 6, relative to sales and use taxes, and any legislation that would redistribute local and state sales tax revenue to fund the bond payments of a sports stadium.
|5/4/23||Read during Council Report; Insufficient time to introduce ahead of meeting||A Resolution respectfully requesting the Knoxville legislative delegation to oppose HB 0063, HB 0064, and HB 0065 filed in an effort to expel Reps. Gloria Johnson, Justin J. Pearson, and Justin Jones from their duly elected seats for disorderly behavior and breaking House rules on March 30, 2023.
Service & Programs
Affordable Housing Survey
East Tennessee Crisis Standards of Care Planning Group
Use of Surveillance Technology Ordinance
City of Knoxville Equitable Investments Policy
City of Knoxville 10-Year Charter Review Process