Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Please provide all documentation and communications justifying Publix' average salary expectations of $42k per year...

...for the City of Greensboro's proposed deal giving Roy Carroll $3 million in taxpayer funded water and sewer infrastructure



At 25:21;

Publix accepted proposal,
which City of Greensboro staffers decided was good to go,
and City Council didn't have any questions on,
was $42,000 / 52 = $807.692307692 per week,
which if divided by a 40 hour work week = $807.69 /40 = $20.19225 per hour,
then Publix is full of siht, and Greensboro's City Council betrayed our community
for voting for it

Monday, March 19, 2018

"Carroll seeks $4M from Greensboro for shovel-ready site"

...The nine areas were labeled as ...Birch Creek, Rock Creek and Carolina Corporate Center."

More proof from the NAIOP that TREBIC illegally lobbyied at the state level? Plus Roy Carroll and Marlene Sanford's 9000 acres outside city limits

Greensboro City Council Candidate Questionnaire 2013; On Roy Carroll

11. Would you ever vote to raise water fees for Greensboro residents?

Greensboro and Guilford County's residents were fleeced by Roy Carroll, Richard Beard and Robbie Perkins in the American Express back room incentive for their data farm deal, because of which Roy received water/sewer for his Birch Creek development, after AMEX fired more than 1,500 workers on the other side of town.

Kieth Brown; "Crony Capitalism and Local Developer Roy Carroll Red Flags on This American Express Incentive Deal, More Info. and REPOST"

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018, and no one knows what the Publix give away for Roy Carroll looks like
And there is no listed meeting for the 20th on the Meetings Calendar;
Greensboro's City Council is going to pick Roy Carroll for millions more, who, along with friends, family and STPAC supporters, funded a great deal of local elections, to unfairly compete with a relatively unconnected business owners down the street.

This time, without population growth, Publix is going to get subsidized by Greensboro's taxpayers to take jobs from other grocery stores down the street.

Greensboro's City Council is violating the idea of free enterprise, by altering what should be an even playing field to benefit Roy Carroll, who put many of them in power with the help of John Hammer at Roy's Rhino Times.

We just gave Roy a million dollars worth of prime downtown street, $32 million for a parking deck, and now he wants the city to upgrade his water and sewer at everyone else's expense.
City Council Give Away; June 16, 2015; $188,280.87 of water and sewer for Roy Carroll hidden in item 9 of the consent agenda for Greensboro's City Council meeting

How much did the city spend to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project?
Adam Smith, the father of modern economics wrote “The proposal of any new law or regulation which comes from [businessmen], ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention.”

If a democratically elected government is supposed to protect the public from profit-seeking special interests, so the people don’t end up living “in a van down by the river,” while the “Man” captures the community’s regulatory and political apparatus with campaign cash, are Roy Carroll's actions symptomatic of a systemic disease afflicted on an apathetic population, enabled by a majority of Greensboro's City Council?

Sharon Hightower's Roy Carroll take via the Triad Good Government PAC

When in doubt, buy a newspaper and buy as many local politicians as possible, by Roy Carroll and John Hammer

Rhino Times John Hammer shills for Justin Outling and the rest of Roy Carroll's minions on City Council

Roy Carroll + PAC = Greensboro City Council = $1,000 for Goldie Wells

Hartzman's prepared statement on John Hammer, Roy Carroll and the Rhino Times, from last night's City Council meeting

The Rhino's John Hammer on unfair competition from Triad City Beat

Congratulations Roy Carroll, Tuggle Duggins's Mike Fox and John Hammer.

An act of Cowardice by John Hammer for Roy Carroll: "Breaking The Government Monopoly On Inspections"

Roy Carroll's Tony Wilkins stealth donation via the Triad Good Government PAC

Roy Carroll funneling money to Nancy Vaughan via the Triad Good Government PAC

John Hammer goes to the Infrastructure Committee meeting, doesn't report Marty Kotis getting a City property for less than the appraised value = John Hammer isn't a journalist

Mike Barber's 2017 Greensboro City Council campaign finance payoff for going after Randall Kaplan, Kathy Manning and George House, with some Yvonne Johnson, Tony Wilkins, Goldie Wells, Nancy Vaughan, Sharon Hightower, Justin Outling, Nancy Hoffmann, Jim Kee and Marty Kotis

Congrats to Roy Carroll and Randall Kaplan; Your names appear nowhere on $56 million in taxpayer handouts

Nancy Vaughan's 2017 Roy Carroll payoff for his parking deck

Roy Carroll and Tuggle Duggin's Triad Good Government PAC, Nancy Hoffmann, and the rest of our bribed politicians

Nancy Hoffman's post election filing take from Roy Carroll via the Triad Good Government PAC

Today's City of Greensboro is the result of a transformation into an oligarchy"

Greensboro, North Carolina; "Crony capitalism is the worst case in point"

"North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy"

Sarah Palin slams Greensboro for 'crony capitalism' deals

The Declaration of Independence and Our New Crony Royalty

"In the mid–20th century, fascism actually meant something.

Is Roy Carroll an egomaniac, a narcissist or a Megalomaniac?

Hartzman on Roy Carroll, John Hammer and Trudy Wade's City Council Redistricting

"Consider Greensboro's News Media.

"Our community's only defense again crony capitalism is a strong independent media.


If developers pay for water and sewer extensions, why did we just pay for Roy Carroll and Marty Kotis' ?

Greensboro's City Council violated their oaths of office and the City Charter on TPAC

The City of Greensboro won't/can't produce a document confirming $41,826,000 of private contributions for the TPAC listed on the application for the debt approval,  meaning the application filed by Greensboro with the N.C. Local Government Commission has a bunch of numbers on paper, not backed up by underlying documentation or confirmed confirmation;

"In response to your public records request for the application with the Local Government Commission for approval of Bonds and Trust Agreement for financing the Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center, the City of Greensboro Finance and Administrative Services has provided the attached Application for LGC Approval of TPAC Limited Obligation Bonds";

From the application;

Questions asked in response to what was provided in the public records request;

"Are there any attachments?
"Thank you for your email! I have contacted the City of Greensboro’s Finance and Administrative Services concerning the records that you have requested. I will email them to you as soon as the records are ready.


Kurt Brenneman, PIRT Administrator
From a Roch Smith City of Greensboro records request on STPAC funding; The City doesn't really know how much of the private donations received are actually in hand, and Walker Sanders of The Community Foundation of Greensboro appears to have not released the information while making investment fees on an unknown amount of assets.

The City didn't come up with anyone elected or on staff which even asked for information confirming the whereabouts of more than $40 million

"Manning and Walker Sanders, the president of the Community Foundation,
also announced that they had met their goal
of raising $38.5 million from private donors."

Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane
Financially Illiterate News and Record reporter

"Costs for the entire project will be covered by private donations,
hotel and motel tax revenues, ticket fees and parking revenues
— not taxpayer money, [Matt] Brown said.

The venue originally was projected to cost $65 million,
with $30 million coming from the city of Greensboro and $35 million from private donors."

Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane

Greensboro's City Council violated their oaths of office;

...lawful oaths for discovery of truth and establishing right 
are necessary and highly conducive to the important end of good government; 
and being most solemn appeals to Almighty God, 
as the omniscient witness of truth and the just and omnipotent avenger of falsehood, 
and whereas, lawful affirmations for the discovery of truth and establishing right 
are necessary and highly conducive to the important end of good government, 
therefore, such oaths and affirmations ought to be taken and administered
with the utmost solemnity.

§ 11-1. Oaths and affirmations to be administered with solemnity

Discovery of truth on TPAC didn't happen, and if it did, voting for the measures was a violation of the City of Greensboro oath of office and an unfaithful act.

From December 17, 2017's City Council meeting;

City taxpayers are going to borrow $43,450,000, which will cost $65,987,494.98, and no one at the City of Greensboro government level is able to produce any information as to where the private donations are, or what the money is invested in

The Local Government Commission, including North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folewell and Greensboro's taxpayers have been played for fools, courtesy of the News and Record, Roy Carroll, via the Rhino Times' John Hammer, Matt Brown, Rick Lusk, Jim Westmoreland, Tammi Thurm, Allen Johnson, Nancy Vaughan, Nancy Hoffmann, Justin Outling, Marikay Abuzuaiter, and Yvonne Johnson, and the general population will remain uninformed with the help of the above persons.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Governing Body of the City of Greensboro;

Any City Council member who voted for a project without confirming where all the money was coming from violated Greensboro's City Charter
About the Local Government Commission

In 1931 the North Carolina General Assembly established the Local Government Commission to help address the problems in local government finance caused by the depression.

Asistance to local governments and public authorities in North Carolina. It is staffed by the Department of State Treasurer and approves the issuance of debt for all units of local government and assists those units with fiscal management. 

The primary mission of the LGC is focused in three areas of responsibility and authority. First, a unit of government must seek LGC approval before it can borrow money. In reviewing each proposed borrowing, the LGC examines whether the amount being borrowed is adequate and reasonable for the projects and is an amount the unit can reasonably afford to repay. Second, once a borrowing is approved, the LGC is responsible for selling the debt (or bonds) on the unit’s behalf.

While state agencies in some other states are charged with approving local government debt; it is the combination of the power of approval with the power of sale that makes the LGC unique in the nation.

Third, the LGC staff regulates annual financial reporting by oversight of the annual independent auditing of local governments, by monitoring the fiscal health of local governments and by offering broad assistance in financial administration to local governments.

The Commission is composed of nine members: the State Treasurer, the Secretary of State, the State Auditor, the Secretary of Revenue, and five others by appointment

Primary Contacts
Main Number
(919) 814-4000

(919) 814-3820

Mailing Address
Department of State Treasurer
3200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604 

Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline 

Financial Operations
(919) 814-3900

(919) 814-3900

Core Banking System Help Desk
(919) 814-3916  

Office of State Treasurer

Main Number
(919) 814-3800

Media Line
(919) 814-3820

State and Local Government

Main Number
(919) 814-4300 

N.C. Local Government Commission;

Dale R. Folwell, CPA 

Elaine Marshall 

Beth Wood

Joshua Bass 

Viola Harris 

Scott Padgett 

Edward Munn 

Mike Philbeck 

A financing update for the now $90 million Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts (STPAC), of which the City won't provide any details of underlying math, and won't provide anyone who knows to ask about it;

"Dear Mr. Hartzman,

In response to your public records request #7470 concerning any data or information concerning anticipated parking revenue impact associated with downtown Greensboro’s new performing arts center, relative to the creation of two new parking decks within the same area, the City of Greensboro Department of Transportation responded that it does not have any records responsive to your request."

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

“An application has not been made yet with the Local Government Commission related to financing for the Elm St. Hotel parking deck project or the CHI downtown parking deck project.”

from: Brenneman, Kurt
to: "hartzmancpe
date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 10:09 AM
subject: City of Greensboro Public Records Request #7915

Dear Mr. Hartzman,

In response to your public records request #7915 concerning the application to the Local Government Commission for CHI Greensboro and downtown parking deck., and any attachments and underlying spreadsheets, City of Greensboro Finance and Administrative Services responds, “An application has not been made yet with the Local Government Commission related to financing for the Elm St. Hotel parking deck project or the CHI downtown parking deck project.”

I hope this information is helpful.


Kurt Brenneman, PIRT Administrator
219 N. Church Street
City of Greensboro
PO Box 3178, Greensboro, NC  27402-3178
Phone:  (336) 373-3636; fax:  (336) 333-6781

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