On May 15, 2008, the Governor signed into law an amendment to the Public Meetings Act - Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 8-44-108(b) and 109. The Amendment enables the members of the Knox County Commission to communicate by electronic means under certain conditions, including the creation of a web site through which electronic communication by commissioners is conducted and is available for viewing by the public at all times and the archiving of the electronic communications to ensure that such electronic communications are publicly available for at least one (1) year after the date of the communication.
The Knox County Commission has exercised its option to communicate electronically in accordance with the Amended Public Meetings Act. Knox County has created this on line forum to allow Knox County Commissioners an opportunity to openly and transparently communicate electronically with other Commissioners in compliance with the Act. While only Knox County Commissioners may publish on the web site, the web site is designed so that citizens may read anything posted by any Commissioner at any time.
The postings on this forum are unedited. Once published, nothing can be deleted or edited in any fashion by Administrators or Commissioners and the postings become part of a stored record that will be available, by law, for a minimum of one (1) year after the date of the communication. Again, posting to this web site is strictly limited to the membership of the Knox County Commission.