Saturday, September 1, 2012

Walker Sanders And Lomax

Is that Walker Sanders next to Lomax in Bermuda three weeks ago...the same Walker Sanders who's wife (Dabney) is in charge of the $24,000,000 Greenway...the same Greenway that just paid Lomax over $800,000? Just askin? Clicking on the photo makes it bigger.


UPDATE: September 5, 2012: My source informed me this morning that John Lomax removed the above photo from his own Facebook page. I would think that to be pretty damming.

UPDATE 2 September 6, 2012:

It may be that Alex Jakubsen of the Rhino Times has uncovered how it's possible that this could have happened:

"In an email Turlington initially stated, “The contract that the City has with the Greensboro Partnership (Action Greensboro) and Center City Park LLC (maintenance agreement) do [sic] not require the City to conduct a formal audit if the Greensboro Partnership and Center City Park LLC provides [sic] a financial statement and third party audit. However the city is responsible for conducting an annual compliance review of the financial documents.”

You see, Action Greensboro is also the "non profit" in charge of the Downtown Greenway. Also from the Rhino Times:

"There are 11 city-funded organizations that Turlington in his clarification identified as having contracts that call for annual compliance reviews along with independent audits and providing financial information. That list includes East Market Street Development Corporation, Preservation Greensboro, the Greensboro Sports Commission, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Triad Stage, Greensboro Children's Museum, Piedmont Triad Partnership, Greensboro Jaycees, Community Theatre of Greensboro and Grassroots Productions.

As noted Grassroots, according to the city is on the list for annual reviews but had not been reviewed since 2008. City staff say that they are in the process of making the auditing procedure more consistent.

Action Greensboro, Center City Park LLC and DGI are not on that list, and according to staff's latest interpretation of the city's auditing policy, a compliance review may not be required on a regular basis."


How convienient.

Isn't it time you e-mailed city council and demanded a public hearing and complete audit of all the parties involved, Walker Sanders, Dabney Sanders, Jon Lomax, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Action Greensboro and Lomax Construction?

Update: December 17 3 and 1/2 months and still no evidence to prove me wrong.

22 comments:

Hartzman said...

Is it?

Billy Jones said...

Curious readers want to know.

Roch said...

A. Is it?

B. What if it is? It seems there could be an issue if the recipient of public largess paid for a vacation for the fiduciary of those funds, but is there one iota of evidence of that?

But first: A.

Billy Jones said...

Roch, Curious readers want to know the answers to your questions.

bubba said...

Why don't we ask some of our "crack" investigative reporters in the local media to ask the question?

Billy Jones said...

Greensboro has crack investigative reporters? Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Billy, you obviosly didn't just pull this out of thin air so, instead of playing dumb, why don't you tell us what you know? Please don't adopt the self defeating techniques of Mr. Hartzman.

Anonymous said...

Funny how lomax gets the contract for that portion of the greenway. Maybe he will also get to build the PAC.

Anonymous said...

Billy, while you are @ it...don't you find it interesting that JLO received all this money from the city for the greenway apts. I am not talking about the water/sewer line, i am talking about about the additional incentives in the form of infrastructure and others.
It is interesting because it is technically illegal for a city government to provide incentives for a residential development. Roy got his because centerpointe is "mixed use".

Anonymous said...

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/print-edition/2012/02/24/greensboro-lomax-accelerate-small.html

Anonymous said...
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Billy Jones said...

1:47 Anonymous said...

Billy, you obviosly didn't just pull this out of thin air so, instead of playing dumb, why don't you tell us what you know? Please don't adopt the self defeating techniques of Mr. Hartzman.


Actually, it did come out of thin air. Or as close to thin air as is humanly possible. Others will have to answer your questions and eventually I'm sure they will.

Billy Jones said...

Anon, HTML works here too! Thanks!

Billy Jones said...

I've attempted to contact both Walker and Dabney to verify.

Anonymous said...

did you try jlo as well? was it business or pleasure?

Billy Jones said...

jlo?

Anonymous said...

john lomax...jlo to his friends....i guess you ain't no friend of his-

Billy Jones said...

Just found an e-mail address for Lomax Construction and sent them the link. We'll see if anyone replies.

Billy Jones said...

Anonymous 5:34 was deleted for language. He or she is welcome to repost without the curse words. Trying to keep it family friendly...

Anonymous said...

Billy...censorship is censorship...so much for real progress...u of all people ....disappointing

Billy Jones said...

The rules are plainly posted right above the comment block:

"Leave your comment
Thank you for your comments, tips and suggestions even if we don't agree. Anyone may comment here as long as your comments remain on topic. And please, keep it civil as there might be children about. All spam comments will be deleted."

I believe I was being fair in deleting the F-word.

Bermuda Bound said...

Where were they staying? Looks like a nice place...