The Knoxville City Council postponed a vote on openness in meetings of the mayor’s Pension Task Force during its meeting Mar. 8.
As a result, it was announced that most of the meetings would be closed, according to Bill Lyons, policy and communications director for the city of Knoxville.
Mayor Daniel Brown announced that he would form his own group to assess the pension issue and would have a resolution at the Mar. 22 council meeting.
Brown asked Lyons and Deputy Mayor Larry Martin to lead the task.
“Forming a task force to deliberate and inform me any recommendations that the pension system was kept sustainable,” Brown said. “My intention was to consider these recommendations and pass them on to the new mayor, who would take office in December of this year. He or she would determine whether to recommend that the incoming council consider whether to place any changes in the charter on the 2012 ballot.
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