Nine and a Shadow

She's there. At every meeting, every workshop, every event, sitting front and center in full view of the CTV cameras, her snowy white bouffant glowing in the light, Jean Teague never misses a minute of City Council business. She was there in December to witness the swearing-in of her successor, Barbara Pelot. She was there when the new Council voted her old running buddy Jack Sharp back in as vice mayor. She was there for the Universe Knoxville workshop. She was there at the zoo for the budget workshop and a free lunch. And she was there this past Tuesday when the new Council approved her $931.27 monthly pension. Teague, a 28-year Council veteran, has made it clear on many occasions that she considers the term limits referendum that forced her into civilianhood a very bad idea, and she is starting to spook some Council watchers, who have taken to calling her the "shadow government."

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