by Councilman Jason Holleman and Councilman Ronnie Steine
There’s a simple reason why so many people have come to expect inefficient, cumbersome red tape when they deal with government services. It’s because of all the inefficient, cumbersome red tape. (More Council hearings cut red tape | The Tennessean | tennessean.com)
My comment: I agree! This makes so much sense. Why did not someone think of this earlier? Why didn't I think of this? Why did no one ever suggest it? I don't know how long it has been like it is now, probably forever. When I was serving in the council in the 80's it was this way. We should not unnecessarily hamper growth and add to the cost of doing business. Congratulation to Councilmen Holleman and Steine !