Letter: Impacts us all
I was aghast to hear that COG Executive Committee Chair Bill Perlman said, “Organizers of the meeting see it as purely informational, so they wanted to prevent the session from becoming a protest where people could attack company officials,” regarding the proposed — and aborted — closed pipeline meeting between Franklin County officials and Kinder Morgan of Tenn., which would have violated the open meeting laws. No one wants to attack Kinder Morgan officials! The citizens and landowners of Franklin County certainly deserve to be included in any meeting that would inform decisions that could potentially lead to their private land being taken for private corporate pipeline. COG: remember who you are working for!