The Knox County government and the City of Knoxville both have online message boards. However, the comparison between the two is quite striking.
commission/commissionforum/ If you look at Knox County’s message board a total of 17 messages for the entire year have been posted. 11 of those posts were written by Commissioner Broyles. If you look at the City Council message board which was established on June 26, 2012 you see a much more active board. http://ccforum. viewforum.php?f=2 cityofknoxville.org/viewforum. To date 54 posts on 27 different topics have been written by the council members. Plus the authors of the posts are from a diverse range of council members. php?f=3
It is worth noting that council meetings go much quicker than commission meetings.