Monday, December 1, 2014

Yes Weekly Editorial on Greensboro City Council District changes proposed by Roy Carroll via the Rhino's John Hammer

"There is a move afoot, it seems, to redraw Greensboro’s city council districts next year. Such a move was recently reported and sourced to unnamed business interests in the city [who own the Rhino Times] who think it’s bad that regular folks, as opposed to the business elite, deigned to get themselves elected to city council.

It’s likely a pushback against two of the newest council members, Sharon Hightower and Jamal Fox, both community activists who rode popular sentiment to upset victories over council incumbents in the 2013 election.

...we stand by the right of the people to elect their own representatives.

Hightower and Fox are energetic, visionary representatives of their constituencies and serve the city well. Much better, it can be argued, than some empty suit purchased by another set of developers looking for shovels full of cash and sweetheart deals from political insiders.

It appears Roy and Hammer want to rid City Council
of fairly elected African American members
who don't always do what Roy Carroll, Jim Melvin, Marty Kotis
Koury Corporation, TREBIC and others want them to do.

The most likely scenario for a council redistricting will be a bill moved in the state legislature by a conservative Republican with a long history of public service. Given that it’s the long session coming in 2015, local bills don’t have to have unanimous consent. The likelihood that it will pass is great.

If the African American community doesn't step up and fight 
beyond letting the Skip Alston and Earl Jones crowd 
who are in Roy Carroll and friends pocket let it happen, 
they will have no one to blame but themselves.

Right now there are five council districts, three at large representatives and a mayor elected by the people. A council of seven gerrymandered districts, that itself elects the mayor, is a distinct possibility.

Yvonne Johnson, Greensboro City Council; Skip Alston, Candidate for NC District 28; Earl Jones, Candidate for NC District 60

Rhino Times Skip Alston Propaganda Piece; Roy Carroll must be proud

On Robbie Perkins' dishonest campaign flier

Crony Capitalism and Local Developer Roy Carroll Red Flags on This American Express Incentive Deal

I believe Yvonne Johnson should have been recused from deliberations and voting on the Civil Rights Museum issue

How to purchase politicians without most knowing it; Roy Carroll's propensity to mislead on campaign donation reporting

How Greensboro, North Carolina Works; Skip Alston, Robbie Perkins, Roy Carroll, Renaissance Center, Simkins PAC, BB&T Edition

Concerned Citizens of Northeast Greensboro; Ralph Johnson / Jim Kee / Robbie Perkins / Skip Alston / Simkins PAC

Local Developer Roy Carroll Transports Mayor of Greensboro and County Commissioner to D.C.