We are getting word that Diane Jordan, who is already a county employee, will seek appointment to the Knoxville City Council seat being vacated by Mark Brown.
Jordan, who was once quoted as saying "County commission isn't a job, it's a lifestyle," was the lead plaintiff in Jordan v. Knox Co. et al which sought to overturn the Knox County charter's term limits so she could remain on County Commission.
When that didn't work, Jordan got her son appointed to replace her despite some undisclosed details about his past history. He was later ousted when another court ruling invalidated all of the Black Wednesday appointments because of alleged back room dealings in violation of state sunshine laws.
There's no word yet on a announcement dinner event for Jordan, or if lobster will be on the menu.
But seriously, our sources note that City Council has avoided the scandals that have plagued County Commission and Knox County government, and some folks would like to keep it that way.
- UT discontinuing Lady Vols Hall of Fame (5 replies)
- FYI: Don't buy a teenage boy a sports car (32 replies)
- UT dropping "Lady" from "Lady Vols" (23 replies)
- VW sets new "Community Organization Engagement" policy at Chattanooga Plant (23 replies)
- BlueCross premium hike (14 replies)
- RIP Mike Nichols (3 replies)
- Companies accuse Haslam of leading Pilot Flying J fraud (4 replies)
- Local Presbyterian church in turmoil over same-sex marriage (7 replies)
- Snow pics from Buffalo (6 replies)
- Haslam named chair of Republican Governors Association, nobody else wanted it (1 reply)
- Geek tip: Trick out your Android keyboard (1 reply)
- Christmas lights at Chilhowee Park (1 reply)