Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Commish meeting times to change?

Some Knox County commissioners are looking to push the start time to their monthly voting meeting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

They say that it will make it easier for the public to attend - maybe bring more folks in to watch the highlights (or low lights) of county government.

Let me tell you - it won't.

I've been doing this for a loooong time, and I've covered government meetings at all times and all days and all places, and it doesn't make a bit of difference.

Most people don't give a jack about what their elected commissioners, councils, etc do.

Sure, they like to complain about 'em but that's pretty much it. Unless you're going to rezone to put a Wal-mart next to their house (Folks: Don't move next to an empty lot), or institute a monthly pet fee, they really, really, really don't care.

Anyhoo, it's hard to say how the board will vote. We'll know next month.

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