Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Is Mayor Robbie Perkins Using City Funding To Fund His Own Business?

A Fox8 video speaks of concerns about the historic Cascade Saloon located at 408-410 South Elm Street but it has come to my attention that the mayor might be involved in a deal as a commercial realtor to sell the building to the Monument Group who own the property next door.



It's not that I oppose retaining our historical landmarks. I love people who restore old buildings. And I certainly have no love for the heavy handed and often illegal tactics of the North Carolina Rail Road. But it's high time that Greensboro came to understand that Robbie Perkins has too many conflicts of interest to serve in any political capacity in Greensboro or Guilford County. It's time for the Robbie Regime to fall.

Correction: It's called the Momentum Development Partners and more background can be found at 99 Blocks.

8 comments:

Hartzman said...

How many properties does Robbie have leased downtown,
and how many are currently available for lease?

The city is obviously pretty flush with cash.

Where would the money come from?

The Reval stealth tax increase?

They bought the YWCA without a problem.

Gave the PAC taskforce a couple of hundred grand.

How much have they spend this year on discretionary purchases?

$10 million plus for water and sewer in eastern guilford for Roy.

What else am I missing?

Hartzman said...

For the second year in a row,
employees of the City of Greensboro will get a raise.

...Councilmember Zack Matheny
had the Community Theatre of Greensboro
added to the list of performing arts nonprofits to get money from the city.

Matheny also asked that the Wyndham Championship be added for $10,000.

...The council also added more funding for the Chamber of Commerce.

...It was announced that the Guilford County Board of Commissioners,
which is even more out of touch than the Greensboro City Council,
plans to start a parks and recreation department.

...Along with a raise, the city employees are getting another paid holiday.

...Roth described the holiday as a "bonus" for city employees.

John Hammer
June 14, 2012

Hartzman said...

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2012/09/robbie-perkins-165-million-pocket.html

Hartzman said...

http://nrcom.xnetweb04.nrinteractive.com/content/2012/04/03/article/council_delays_decision_about_war_memorial_stadium

Is there still going to be money left over for the stadium?

Hartzman said...

http://nrcom.xnetweb04.nrinteractive.com/content/2012/03/30/article/development_ready_sites_urged

the cash is flowing.

Hartzman said...

http://nrcom.xnetweb04.nrinteractive.com/content/2012/02/07/article/city_bus_fares_will_increase

But they increased taxes on poor people.

Hartzman said...

http://nrcom.xnetweb04.nrinteractive.com/content/2012/01/24/article/council_agrees_to_pursue_bond_referendum_for_performing_arts_center

http://nrcom.xnetweb04.nrinteractive.com/content/2012/03/30/article/city_council_to_considering_helping_developers

Hartzman said...

Water and sewer rates will increase three percent for city residents and 7.5 percent for those who live outside of Greensboro.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2012/06/29/greensboro-parking-water-and-sewer.html

Roy gets sewer for Birch Creek
in exchange for a tax increase
for everyone else?