In summer 2022, City Council will consider eight amendments to the Charter of the City of Knoxville. If approved, the charter amendments will go before voters in November on the 2022 state/federal general election ballot. First reading of the charter amendments is set for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at City Council's regular meeting. Click here to review the charter amendments, listed as agenda items 12D - 12K.
Following the City of Knoxville's most recent budgeting process, I spoke with city council attorney Rob Frost about forming a charter review committee to discuss potential revisions to the city budgeting process and other potential charter amendments. Unfortunately, the process would need to be developed and concluded in time for city council to vote on charter amendments by the end of July, which is necessary because of a requirement by state law that ballot initiatives are filed with the election commission 90 days preceding the election in which they will be voted on. See more here.
Alternatively, I am proposing that city council consider 2 issues pertaining to the charter this year and use our web forum to review and, if needed, discuss these proposals before they appear on our agenda. I posted these items to the web forum on June 14th and they will appear on our agenda June 28th. Read the city council forum post here.
Click on each issue below to learn more about the proposals. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me directly by email at [email protected] or by phone at 865-851-8561.