This week the "5counties+1kumbayahvision" aka PlanET began input gathering meetings from the citizenry. In Blount County on Monday night the organizers agreed to answer questions. Here are a couple of interesting facts. The $4.3 million dollar grant that was awarded for the funding of PlanET was out of a pot of $100 million. The $4.3 million was awarded to the City of Knoxville. Of the $4.3 million, $1.3 million has been designated for the out of state consultant.
Is the City of Knoxville imposing their will on the 5 counties by possessing the funding? Shock And Awe (aka Brian's Blog) intends to follow this issue without a Kool-aid induced stupor that the other media apparently enjoy.