Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PlanET is Drawing Attention

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.


David H said...

So, Knoxville makes the decisions on PlanET for all 5 counties?
Did Knoxville decide to spend the $1.3M, or was that decided by members of all 5 counties which are represented here?

Anonymous said...

Check out the usual suspects at BlockViews, aka KnoxViews.

A commenter they say is "Brian" has every single comment blocked.

That is their idea of debate and discussion at the premier progressive site of East Tennessee.

If you don't agree with them they call you Brian and block every comment you make.