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COVID-19 Updates

Our goal is to continue providing service to the public while creating a safe environment. Because of this, we have limited staff on the premises during this time. We continue to encourage our partners to consider using alternate methods of conducting business whenever possible.

*These measures were crafted with guidance from the City of Knoxville, Knox County, and the Knox County Health Department. Planning and the TPO will continue to operate by these standards during Phase 1 of their joint strategy for phased reopening, which will last until May 28, if not longer. If certain COVID-19 case metrics fail to meet standards, that period may be extended. Planning and the TPO will employ an equally flexible time frame for our Phase 1 operations. We may mirror the start date for Phase 2 or modify as we see fit.

All Public Meetings to be Held Electronically
Governor Lee updated Executive Order Number 16, allowing government agencies to hold public meetings electronically until June 30. In accordance with this, all TPO related public meetings will continue to be held electronically until further notice.
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  • June TPO Meetings to be Held Electronically
    Both the TPO Technical Committee (6/9) and TPO Executive Board (6/24) meetings will take place electronically in accordance with Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order Number 16.
  • Board members will connect remotely. We want to make sure everyone interested can access the meeting. If you are interested in watching the meeting, it will be available via CTV, and YouTube.
    Comments on specific agenda items should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to laura.edmonds@knoxplanning.org.
  • If you are interested in speaking during the meeting about a specific agenda item, email us at laura.edmonds@knoxplanning.org no later than noon on the day before the meeting with your full name, phone number and the agenda item of interest.

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Despite our new methods for conducting business, we assure you that we will continue to work with our partners and serve our planning area through this challenging time. Please check this page for more information in the weeks to come. It will continue to be updated as processes change.