There are a series of questions from the panel on consolidation. Ford continues to take his stand against the merger, saying he doesn't see anything the City of Memphis can provide to the county. He said there are plenty of services from hospital to the health department that county government funds, so there already is some consolidation.
Luttrell, for the first time, says he is opposed to consolidation because, after seeing a draft of the proposed charter, he sees it as too big, and doesn't like the direction it took on law enforcement. Mainly, Luttrell said law enforcement should be under the sheriff.
He said Ford not only voted on establishing the Charter Commission, but dedicates some of the county administration staff to the Charter Commission.
Ford said Luttrell has "flip-flopped" on consolidation.