Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TN Dept of Environment Secret Recordings

Channel 4's Demetria Kalodimos discovered pure arrogance by State Govt officials. OF COURSE they should disclose to their bosses, the Citizens, that they are recording phone conversations. The TDEC attorney needs an attitude adjustment or a new job.

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TDEC said it's not a policy, but the department does supply the recorders to staff for accuracy and convenience in keeping notes.

"Is it good government to record the public without their knowledge?" Kalodimos said.

"Well, our department is a regulatory agency and part of our charge is to enforce the law. So, I would say that, you know, in the exercise of carrying out our duties, that it is good government to do that. I see it as much ado about nothing," said TDEC attorney Joe Sanders.

After Channel 4 started asking questions TDEC made a change.