George Johnson, former dean of Elon University’s law school, spent just three months on the museum’s new 15-member board. ...“I resigned at the conclusion of last night’s meeting,” he said in an email. “I won’t have any more to say.”...
A second new member, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, broke ranks with fellow board members Tuesday by speaking out against Ward’s firing.
...“I thought we were moving ahead,” said Vaughan, who said she voted to keep Ward. “But obviously a majority of the board thought we weren’t.”
How many of the 25 board members were there?
The actions show cracks in the museum’s internal structure, which leaders revamped earlier this year as a condition of receiving $1.5 million in taxpayers’ money from the city of Greensboro.
Vaughan said Ward’s firing may erode public support and hamper efforts to raise money for the struggling museum.
“I certainly don’t think we will offer any more assistance other than what we’ve already promised,” she said, referring to the city.
is there is another $250,000 payment to be made to the museum.
...Museum officials will say little about Ward’s firing, including which of the board’s 15 members voted to get rid of him and, more important, why.
Why are museum officialls saying there are only 15 board members?
The museum will get the money next year, the council decided, as long as it has clean financial audits.
I recall the word "clean" was replaced with "acceptable".
"The city gave the ICRCM $750,000 based on audits former City Attorney Mujeeb Shah-Khan and former City Manager Denise Turner Roth found “acceptable” instead of “clean”, to what very looks like a financially unsustainable venture with politically connected principals."
Yvonne Johnson, Greensboro City Council; Skip Alston, Candidate for NC District 28; Earl Jones, Candidate for NC District 60
Civil Rights Museum Bailout questions to be answered by the City of Greensboro before tommorow's Council Meeting.
11/12/2014 Information Request
Please provide documentation of the "Tax Credit arrangements" the City of Greensboro recieved from the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, from when the City acted as Fiduciary for Greensboro's Taxpayers during due dilegence before, during and after the City chose to lend/give taxpayer monies to the museum.
From the City of Greensboro's Internal Audit Division; Civil Rights Museum Financial Review
On Tuesday's Item 9; "A loan to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum" and Carolina Bank