Knox County (Tn.) Commission against plan to weaken open meetings law

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 10:04am

From Knoxville News Sentinel:

Knox County commissioners have unanimously signed off on a resolution to notify local legislators they oppose any changes to Tennessee's Open Meetings Act.

"I think it's something we need to do, based on past history," commission Chairman Mike Hammond said, referring to Black Wednesday when commissioners in January 2007 cut deals to replace some elected officials with friends, family and cronies.