According to numerous reports, Mayor Elam spent some time last week soliciting signatures from city employees for her petition to qualify as a candidate for the state legislature. Her activities occurred during business hours.
The city’s personnel ordinance prohibits city employees from engaging in political activity during business hours. After numerous complaints were made by employees to members of the city commission, Mayor Elam has defended her actions by claiming that members of the city commission are not covered by the personnel ordinance.
Apparently, both the Mt. Juliet News and The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet will have major stories this week covering the story in depth, with reactions from city commissioners and from Mayor Elam. Should be some interesting reading on Wednesday!