Hamblen County Commissioners met last week to appoint members of their new Ethics Committee.
But, as mandated by the state's Sunshine Law, did the public have any notification the meeting occurred? The answer appears to be No.
Linda attended the meeting last week, and did raise the question and reports on what happened here:
"How can you conduct public business in public if you don't tell the public that there is a public meeting and if you don't provide notice as to when and where the meeting will take place?
There wasn't any Sunshine at the May 8th meeting even though it was an especially important meeting--a special called meeting during which appointment of the Hamblen County Ethics Committee would take place. The only other item on the agenda was termites in the Courthouse.
Mayor David Purkey, as expected, appointed commissioners Stancil Ford and Joe Swann and Trustee Bill Brittain to the Ethics Committee. Joe Swann then jumped in and nominated Jack Cartwright and Jim Harrison for the "regular citizen" positions."