Friday, December 17, 2010
Published by Michael Casson December 17, 2010 in Local and Politics. Gee, that was worth the trouble. A few hours after Metro Council committee chairs Megan Barry and Vivian Wilhoite announced Wednesday that they had moved a public hearing on Tennessee State Fairgrounds legislation from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13 — to avoid a conflict with college football’s championship game and “accommodate as many citizens as possible” — Barry said the date actually hadn’t been nailed down yet. Today, Barry and Wilhoite reported back with the new date — no, scratch that: new time — for the hearing: Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. rather than 5:30. Yes, you read that right. After getting some blowback from a few upset council members, the hearing was moved by an entire 30 minutes. From the latest Barry/Wilhoite announcement: We appreciate the concerns raised by Council members regarding the date for a public hearing meeting on proposed legislation regarding the Fairgrounds — Ordinance Nos. BL2010-770 and BL2010-820. Based on the feedback we received, we have decided to go back to the originally planned date of Monday, January 10th. We will move the start time to 5:00 p.m. in our Council Chamber in the Historic Metro Courthouse.
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