Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sharon Melvin Hightower on Roy Carroll's free street, with some Marty Kotis sprinkle

I hope you will ask Council to revisit the street closings
that were done for the benefit of Mr. Carroll. 

Your voice is needed here.

John W. Graham 

"I was not that happy about the street closing but really regret my vote on that.

it is a consideration that needs re-visiting."

Sharon Melvin Hightower
It appears Marty Kotis gets to keep his free street and taxpayer monies etc..., 
as he is defending the status quo
which cost him a lot of time, money and effort.

So if Roy hadn't promoted redistricting, 
he should be able to reap the benefits
of our politicians giving away everyone else's money
while he lines their campaign pockets and endorses them in the Rhino?

Looks like some of our oligarchs have engaged in battle.

Current City Council members appear to have been reduced to pawns
to wealthy benefactors and contribution bundlers
in at least two camps.


How about Melvin and Koury?

Kotis could take it on the chin influence and taxpayer benefit wise
if Trudy and Roy's redistricting plan succeeds.

Seems like Marty is fighting for his piece of turf, 
after getting covertly shafted by Roy.

If Roy and Trudy back down, 
Roy loses about all influence with those City Council members
he tried to take out.

Trudy has nothing more to lose by going forward,
and a whole lot to lose by capitulating. 

Kids in a sandbox, this city is.

I think the 7 districts who chose a mayor like the County 
is a defensible position for Trudy and Roy.

Feels like they threw the mayor at large with a veto out
so they could offer it as a concession to get it done.

If it's 7 districts, 
Marykay, Mike, Zack, Nancy V. and Nancy H. 
and the rest of the in crowd in the middle of town are stuck,
with an outcome that would thrill most of Greensboro's Republican Right.

That so many who serve are from the old Greensboro middle
is legitimately problematic.

Jamal has to fight it out with Yvonne.

Someone would represent North Greensboro in 3,
which will not be me,
but most likely a Republican.

Another spot opens up on top of what looks like Skip Alston's neighborhood
but may end up Republican.

Tony stays either way.

Sharon will most likely get a big money backed opponent.
from: W. M. "Marty" Kotis III 
to: George Hartzman
cc: Nancy Barakat Vaughan
Charles Chuck Winfree
date: Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:28 PM
subject: Re: Apology?


You sent me the below email (and attachment) and left a threatening voicemail around the same time frame.

Marty City Council Meeting Date; August 19, 2014,
which means the voice mail occurred just before hand;

Marty Email date: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Redistricting posts; 

December 1, 2014, December 13, 2014
January 4, 2015, February 1, 2015

"As relatively recent ideological opponents, I thought, perhaps incorrectly, and it's ok if you don't want to, that the attached could be discussed/distributed at the UNC board, as the concept could increase the values of the system's retirement plan offerings, essentially giving state employees in our university system a raise.

It could also apply to your business, which could designate yours truly as a fiduciary to Marty Kotis, which would mean I could only give you shit in private.

Either way, I am looking for feedback on the contents, if you are interested.


You may want to contemplate the terms "extortion" and "malice".  I'll have my attorney - cc'd on this - communicate with you from now on.  I'm tired of having you attack me and the city, while you peddle your retirement plan services.


W. M. "Marty" Kotis III
Kotis Holdings
On Feb 8, 2015, at 8:16 PM, George Hartzman wrote:

News and Record and Carroll Company's John Hammer on City Council shake up

"Imaginations started cranking the moment Republican state Sen. Trudy Wade mentioned that she was considering legislation that would change the makeup of the Greensboro City Council.

...Who was behind the idea?"

"Roy Carroll, Jim Melvin, Marty Kotis and Koury"

"In the absence of a detailed explanation from Wade, folks have come up with their own theories: Political payback. Revenge from business leaders done wrong by council members."

"Roy Carroll, Jim Melvin, Marty Kotis and Koury"

'A simpler idea seems more likely: Those in charge will use their power to keep themselves — and their friends — in power."

Roy Carroll,
Jim Melvin,
Marty Kotis
and Koury

How about Melvin and Koury?

Marty's name has been removed from the post.

If Marty wasn't in the mix, all he had to do is tell me, but he didn't,
and now he's trying to save the candidates he appears to have already purchased.

The story line so far looks like Marty ends up with the short end of the stick, relatively,
if the change goes through.

Seems like Marty is fighting for his piece of turf, after getting shafted by Roy.

Kids in a sandbox, this city is.
Hartzman's prepared statement on John Hammer, Roy Carroll and the Rhino Times, from last night's City Council meeting

How about this one?

"Soon to be Roy Carroll, Koury, Kotis and Melvin backed mayoral candidate Mike Barber said it was a great idea, which was proudly circulated in the Rhino by Roy's yellow boy John."

Are you backing Nancy this year Marty?
An act of Cowardice by John Hammer for Roy Carroll: "Breaking The Government Monopoly On Inspections"

How about this one?
Crony Journalism Personified; Roy Carroll, John Hammer and Mike Barber

How about these?

"Roy Carroll, Marty Kotis, Jim Melvin and John Lomax
own enough North Carolina state legislators
to rid Greensboro of Nancy Vaughan, Sharon Hightower
and Jamal Fox."

"The wishes of the local government itself don’t matter." "To Roy, Marty, Koury and Melvin etc..."

"White people will rule
for Roy, Marty, Koury, Melvin, Lomax, Isner etc..."

"Four years will cost Roy, Marty, Koury and Melvin
less than every two or three
to keep City Council overly white and compliant
with "stakeholder initiatives".

"Nancy Vaughan's days as mayor are likely numbered,
as Barber is cleary being set up to take her place
which means Mike doesn't give a rat's ass about an at large post
because he's running for mayor,
with the help of Hammer, Roy, Marty, Shofety, Lomax etc..."
Yes Weekly Editorial on Greensboro City Council District changes proposed by Roy Carroll via the Rhino's John Hammer

"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."
Mash Up; The News and Record's Allen Johnson and Susan Ladd on Trudy Wade's Roy Carroll initiative to lower minority [Democrat] influence on Greensboro's City Council

"Roy Carroll and Marty Kotis
with commercial properties and digital billboards
would be able to easily maximize the chances
of a white, business friendly at-large candidate
like Mike Barber, who Jim Melvin supports financially
via First Tee of the Triad."

"With one at-large spot,
someone who could raise more than $100,000, like Mike Barber
who lives on Greensboro and federal taxpayer subsidies
and Jim Melvin's money via the Bryan Foundation
from Roy Carroll, Jim Melvin, Koury, Marty Kotis and other "businessmen"
and their friends who bundle during fundraisers
would just about assure a non-minority at-large council member."

"Don't be surprised by a Carroll, Melvin, Koury and Kotis backed candidate
to take on Sharon Hightower."