Tuesday, November 27, 2007

County employees should NOT be commissioners

A County Commissioner in Knox county is pushing an ordinance to prohibit county employees from serving on the County Commission. Davidson County already has such a prohibition and I hope the General Assembly will consider a State wide prohibition. A bill was introduced last year but was killed in committee.

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Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond is proposing a ban prohibiting county employees from serving on the County Commission.

The plan is now before the county Ethics Committee and will be reworked at the committee's December meeting. It should come before the full commission for approval in January.

"I just feel like the citizens want an opportunity to vote as to whether county employees can serve on County Commission," Hammond said. "This is an opportunity for them to vote."