Did Councilman Brett Withers Lie On City Permit Application?

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When city councilman Brett Withers bought his house on Granada Av, he wanted to build a deck – except he couldn’t be bothered to go get the permit himself, so he sent someone. That someone was Sherry Carter, an openly gay woman in Nashville; a lesbian, by her own account. This is important, because Brett is an openly gay man. Yet on the legal application for a permit, which is all public record, under oath of a notary, she purported herself to be Brett Wither’s “girlfriend” – a relationship that the Notary would accept as valid to sign on his behalf.

Stated on the document itself, in the words of the notary:


This fact was sworn and attested to, by the notary, and she signed her name attesting to it, as did the notary.

The question becomes, even if she was authorized – shouldn’t he have provided a notarized letter for her to act on his behalf, since she was not his ‘girlfiriend’? Did they pull on over on the notary? Does this invalidate the permit? Did Brett Withers know she was lying? He obviously knew he didn’t have to go do the paperwork for himself…


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