Heard back from a couple of folks regarding today's story about Knox County Commission Mike Brown's call for school board term limits.
Board of Ed member Pam Trainor, who also represents the county's southern district with Brown, said a resident asked about her thoughts.
Knox County Schools is approx 60 percent of the county's budget. Not to mention....we have NO budget unless approved by commission, nor does the mayor. So the the way I see it they are in COMPLETE control of the county's monies.
And as a taxpayer myself....and a South Knoxville citizen, that is watching in real time, it's main corridor of Chapman Hwy die an exhausting death, I would hope that my commissioner could find more productive ways to occupy his time."
Phil asked whether the commissioners were serious.
Then added: “The issue was decided January 12, 2007. Tell these folks to read my book. I'll gift a signed copy if they'll contact me. They are wasting time and resources even threatening to talk about term limits in public.”
Sweet. As always, you can find Phil's book “Term Limits” right smack here. I also wrote a story about it, right here.