By Joe King, email@example.com
Gianni Longo, the independent facilitator of Our Smokies, Our Future, has a successful record in the field on visioning and urban planning, yet his history in the industry is what seems to concern many Sevier County residents about the process.
Although Longo did not return phone calls nor emails for a week after his first set of responses were published, he did later submit his responses and said he was not trying to be evasive.
“I want to rebuff charges made by Dr. Marc Hayes in installment eight of your series,” Longo began. “He states that a quote on page 58 of a report of the Forum in Barcelona ‘accurately describes’ my position. That attribution is completely false and for four reasons.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.