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Tennessee: Knoxville to Consider Banning Concealed Carry in Local Parks!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Please Contact Knoxville City Council Immediately!

On Tuesday, July 28, Knoxville’s City Council will consider a resolution prohibiting carry by permit holders in parks within Knoxville’s city limits.  Put forward by Knoxville’s Vice Mayor Bob Becker, the opt-out resolution is under item 11 and will be letter ‘O’ on Tuesday’s agenda.  Click here to view the agenda.

All meetings are open to the public.  To sign up to speak against the resolution during Tuesday’s meeting, please contact the City Recorder’s Office at (865) 215-2075.  Individuals wishing to speak to the City Council may also sign up with the City Recorder on the night of the meeting.  The vote to adopt the opt-out resolution will happen Tuesday at 7:00pm, so PLEASE attend and request to speak during the meeting and at the Public Forum held immediately upon adjournment. 

The best way to get your opinion through to your local officials is to contact them immediately.   Please respectfully urge them to oppose any resolution that would prohibit law-abiding permit holders from protecting themselves in local parks.

Resolution:  Item 11: letter ‘O’

When: Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Main Assembly Room
City Council Building
400 Main Avenue (downtown)
Knoxville, TN

Local Officials

Mayor Bill Haslam
City County Building
Phone:  (865) 215-2040
Fax:  (865) 215-2085
Email:  mayor@cityofknoxville.org

Mayor’s Office
William Lyons, Senior Director
Department of Policy & Communications
Phone:  (865) 215-2029
Email:  wlyons@cityofknoxville.org

Larry B. Martin, Deputy to the Mayor
Phone:  (865) 215-2086
Fax: 865-215-2277
Email:  lmartin@cityofknoxville.org 

Thomas Strickland, Jr., Director
Community Relations
Special Assistant to the Mayor
Phone: (865) 215-2048
Fax: (865) 215-2085
Email:  tstrickland@cityofknoxville.org

Council members can be reached by contacting the City Recorder's Office
Phone:  (865) 215-2075
Fax:  (865) 215-4269
City Council Members 

Vice Mayor Bob Becker - Fifth District
125 E. Columbia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone:  865-387-0752
Email:  bob@bobbecker.org

Joe Bailey - at large
424 Hillvale Turn, West
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone:  (865) 637-4477
Email:  jdbailey@cityofknoxville.org

Chris Woodhull - at large
223 Deadrick Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
Phone:  (865) 661-4131
Email:  chriswoodhull@bellsouth.net

Marilyn Roddy - at large
920 Iskagna Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone:  (865) 637-0333
Email:  mroddy@cityofknoxville.org

Joseph Hultquist- First District
2240 Fisher Place
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone:  (865) 579-1250
Email:  joseph49@bellsouth.net

Barbara Pelot - Second District
8437 Corteland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Home: (865) 693-0454 OR (865) 671-1544
Fax: (865) 693-0525
Email:  rpelot3@aol.com

Steve Hall - Third District
5748 Acapulco Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
Phone:  (865) 584-9567 OR (865) 522-1195
Email:  InteriorFinishes@MSN.com

Rob Frost - Fourth District
P.O. Box 300
Knoxville, TN 37901-0300
Phone: (865) 525-1303 OR (865) 546-7000
Fax: 865-546-0423
Email:  RobFrostCityCouncil@comcast.net

Robert J. Booker - Sixth District
2621 Parkview Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone:  (865) 546-1576

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