Thursday, November 15, 2007

Which Group Violated Knox County Ethics Policy?

The earlier post dealt with a member of the media consuming a meal at the Knox County Commission / Knox County School Board / Knox County Mayor roundtable today.

Knox County's Ethics Policy states that all Knox County employees can not accept anything of value. The lunch had a monetary value as they appeared to have been purchased from The Lunch Box. The Lunch Box is a restaurant owned by Knox County Commission candidate Don Sproles.

Now with the current Ethics policy. If the Schools purchased the meals, then the Commissioners violated the Ethics policy. If the Commission purchased the meals, then the School Board members and school system staff were in violation. If the Mayor's office purchased the meals, then everyone were in violation. If a private citizen or The Lunch Box provided the meals, then everyone was in violation.

Don't ask, Don't tell.

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