Knoxville Mayoral Candidates Stake Environmental Positions at Forum

Rogero said she already has a lifelong personal and political record of being environmentally friendly. Her family has always been environment-oriented, she said, and under her directorship of the city’s Community Development Department, the agency supported a number of green and environmental-friendly projects.One week before election day, Knoxville mayoral hopefuls Madeline Rogero and Mark Padgett came to what was billed as a debate on green energy matters.Rogero said that one of the most important steps that can be taken to protect the environment is to establish adequate protection for ridgetops and hillsides.