Here we go again.
The Mt. Juliet City Commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm (Public Hearing at 6:00pm). Agenda is here.
The Tennessee House of Representatives is scheduled to meet on Monday, March 14th at 5:00pm. Schedule (and link to floor calendar) is here.
But wait. It gets worse. Governor Haslam is scheduled to give his State of the State Address to a joint conference of the Tennessee General Assembly at 6:00pm. And this has been known for over a month.
Mayor Elam had to request a rescheduling of the February 14th meeting of the Commission “due to a conflict.” The Commission met on Tuesday, Feb 15th. Here’s a tip as to why: Once the session begins, the Tennessee House meets EVERY Monday evening at 5:00pm. Mayor Elam has known for months that she would face these conflicts.
The regularly scheduled meeting for February 28th was “cancelled.”
There’s a major conflict looming for March 14th.
Prediction: March 28th won’t be any better for Mayor Elam.
And remember: She forced the City of Mt. Juliet to spend over $26,000 finding a loophole so she could continue to serve as Mayor (and draw her paycheck every month) after she was sworn in as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.