MPC Meets; Food Policy Council Gathers

On Thursday, June 10, the Metropolitan Planning Commission gathers for its monthly meeting. On the agenda of this 15-member body responsible for comprehensive planning, zoning, and subdivision regulations across the county is approval of the Fort Sanders Neighborhood District Long Range Planning Implementation Strategy, which seeks to align future actions in the Fort with past planning efforts. MPC staff and the city have been meeting with community stakeholders in a series of public meetings over the past year or so to address land use and quality of life issues, and this is the plan they came up with. With MPC approval Thursday, the plan goes before the City Council next Tuesday.

The meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the main room of the City County Building. The full agenda for the meeting can be found online at

Tuesday, June 15, the Knoxville Knox-County Food Policy Council will meet. This board attempts to ensure that a nutritious food supply is available to all citizens while improving food quality, the health of residents, and avoiding waste of scarce resources needed for food production. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the CAC/MLB Building, 2247 Western Ave.­