Update: According to this weeks's IFYI from the City of Greensboro, Council Woman Nancy Hoffman Has no conflicts of interest concerning GPAC or DGI. I think most voters will beg to differ.
This will no doubt be remembered as one of the saddest periods in Greensboro history when crooked politicians are given free passes as developers line up to line their pockets from the public wells. If there ever was time for a revolution it is now. Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, Conservatives, C4GC, Occupy Greensboro, even those of you in the middle, it's time we put our differences aside as we have a common enemy that threatens us all. And that enemy is corruption.
There will be plenty of time for political infighting in the centuries ahead.
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On August 21, 2013, Greensboro City Councilwoman, Nancy Hoffman voted in favor of giving $200,500 in City funding to the proposed Greensboro Performing Arts Center (GPAC) as reported by Greensboro's Rhino Times and several other publications.
This is important because on July 2, 2012, Nancy Hoffman bought downtown property located at 302-304 S. Elm St in Downtown Greensboro using the name of her newly formed company, Enfield LLC.
If and when GPAC is built, Downtown Greensboro property values are expected to skyrocket and Hoffman and other Downtown Greensboro property owners stand to make substantial profits from sales and higher rents. And while there is nothing wrong with earning a profit, failing to disclose that you own property (City council property disclosures.) and failing to recuse yourself from voting when you have a conflict of interest is a crime in North Carolina and most other states.
I hereby call on Councilwoman Nancy Hoffman to resign her seat on the Greensboro City Council effective immediately.