Monday, February 25, 2008

County Commission Doesn't Want Your Opinion Until After The Second Reading

Prior to voting on the Knox County One Question, Commissioner Mike Hammond passed a resolution saying that upon passage on second reading that County Commission will host 9 public forums in all 9 Commission districts.

Wait a dang minute!

You mean to tell me. That County Commission led by Tank Strickland and Mike Hammond doesn't care what you (we) think until they pass the ordinances on second reading. This from Commissioner Mike Hammond, candidate for Knox County Mayor in 2010.

No Public Input. No open and transparent process. You would think he is bought and paid for by Tommy Schumpert.


Anonymous said...

Isn't this normal? The way I understand it the process is supposed to go like this:
1.) First reading: Here's what we got so far. Is it worth continuing to work on or ...
2.) Second reading: Here it is finished. Did we cross all the t's and dot all the i's? If so lets see what the people think.
3.) Public input: All the good, the ugly and the bad.
4.) Incorperate public input
5.) Third and final reading: Last minute gripes and complaints, finalizing changes.
6.) Commission votes and it passes or fails.

What am I missing or getting wrong?


Brian Hornback said...

You are missing the fact that there is no such thing as a third and final reading. The second reading is the final reading.

If the commission wants public input they should desire it before second and final reading.

Now do you see where the "new regime" of leaders on County Commission are screwing everything up and by the way they don't care what you say or I say. It is Tank and Mikey's way or no way.