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Knoxville City Council, KUB Charter Amendment Workshop

KNOXVILLE - Pursuant to Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order Nos. 16 & 51, the Knoxville City Council KUB Charter Amendment Workshop meeting will be conducted electronically on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Members of the public will not be able to physically attend the meeting, but they can watch on Community Television of Knoxville either streaming on its website or on broadcast television.

• Xfinity (Comcast) - Channel 12
• Charter (Spectrum) - Channel 193
• WOW! (Knology) - Channel 6
• AT&T U-verse – Channel 99

Persons wishing to speak at public forum or to an item on the agenda must register with the City Recorder’s Office either by telephone or email before 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The City Recorder’s Office will ask for contact information in order that they can connect to the Zoom meeting.

City Recorder’s Office T: (865) 215-2075 E: wjohnson@knoxvilletn.gov
1. Call to Order - Vice-Mayor Gwen McKenzie
2. Pledge of Allegiance - Council Member Lauren Rider
3. Roll Call
4. Proposed Charter Amendment - Knoxville Utilities Board

An Ordinance to amend the Charter of the City of Knoxville, specifically Chapter 412 of the Private Acts of 1923 of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, entitled, "An Act to incorporate the City of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee, and define the rights, powers, and liabilities of the same; to fix the boundaries of said municipality, and repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act," and all acts amendatory thereto, by amending Article XI, entitled "Knoxville Utilities Board", to promote accountability, cost- savings, and transparency by shortening commissioner terms, changing the process of nominating commissioners and filling vacated seats, and requiring that fees, fixed monthly charges, and basic service charges must not exceed the actual cost of service as determined by a cost of service study, and be subject to a public hearing before enactment, and further providing for the submission of this ordinance to the qualified voters of the City of Knoxville for approval as provided in Article XI, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee. (Requested by Councilmembers Singh and Parker)

a. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Dr. Stephen A. Smith Executive Director
Brady Watson, Civic Engagement Coordinator

b. Knoxville Utilities Board
Gabriel Bolas, II, President and CEO
Dr. Bill Lyons
Kathy Hamilton, Chair KUB Board of Commissioners

5. Council Questions And Discussion
6. Public Forum
7. Adjournment

Published July 29, 2020










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