Commission meeting MondayThe Knox County Commission is slated to meet next Monday to "discuss" and "decipher" the decision regarding the Knox County Charter by Chancellor John Weaver last Friday. Having read the decision, I simply do not know what there is to discuss here. I thought Weaver's wording was about as plain as you can get in his saying that the Charter was not and never has been valid. Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale says he is going to ask for a stay of the decision while he and the other officialdom try and figure out what to do.
You have to wonder what the real purpose of this meeting Monday is, because there is absolutely nothing the Commission can do immediately to change this decision, and as I have written here over the last few days, I do not expect the Tennessee Supreme Court to change course since much of what Weaver said in his judicial opinion was not opinion at all but was based in simple fact. That being the case, it seems to me that there is going to be little that the Court will do to change the decision.
So just what will the Commission be doing this coming Monday?