Saturday, February 21, 2015

News and Record's Allen Johnson; "Matheny and DGI"

"In what comes as only a mild surprise (at best), City Councilman Zack Matheny wants to head Downtown Greensboro Inc.

...One thing should be certain, though: If he gets the DGI job, no way in the world should Matheny be on the council as well.

It would be an obvious and blatant conflict of interest.

The City Council funds DGI and has had an increasing voice in its mission and its operations. In fact, the council almost has come to regard DGI as an extension of the city.

...Another thing that ought to be abundantly clear: Nobody is going to succeed at this job until there’s some clarity and agreement as to what the council and other stakeholders want from it.

...Right now this post has about the same level of job security as a Yankees manager under Steinbrenner."