Ordinance in the Amount of $180,597.90 Amending the General Fund FY 14/15 Budget (Economic Development) for the Appropriation of Funds for the Pass-Through of a Guilford County Economic Development Incentive Grant to Park View Development, LLC
20. ID 15-0391;
Public Hearing to Receive Public Comment on the Recommended
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Budget
"Score a win for Greensboro blogger George Hartzman, whose Socratic tirades in front of city council can sometimes come across as hyperbolic. Hartzman vocally questioned whether Mayor Robbie Perkins should be voting on an economic incentives payout to a Park View Development, the business entity for Center Point — for which Perkins serves as a listing agent in his role as a commercial real estate broker — at an April 3 council meeting.
Perkins also happens to live in the building.
Maybe it’s Hartzman’s history of repeated and numerous allegations that led interim City Attorney Jamiah Waterman to rule during the April 3 city council meeting that Perkins had no conflict of interest. Three days later Waterman was eating his opinion: “Upon further review, it can reasonably be argued that Mayor Perkins was subjected to a potential financial detriment, e.g. the potential loss of his real estate listings with Park View Development LLC. As such, I am revising my prior opinion to reflect that Mayor Perkins appears to have an impermissible conflict of interest in this matter.
While the item passed unanimously, I am recommending that: (1) on April 16th the city council votes to excuse Mayor Perkins from this item; and (2) the remaining disinterested council members vote on the amendment to the general fund budget.”"
On June 11, 2007, Zack Matheny voted for a rezoning for Carroll Capital Investments, LLC, represented by Robbie Perkins, for Roy Carroll.
Zack received money from Mr. Carroll's PAC on 10/30/07.
Mr. Carroll also gave checks to Robbie, etc..., as he garnered about $4 million in tax breaks for Center Pointe.
Dear John Hammer and the Rhino Times; Libel, Defamation, the Guilford County Prison Farm and an auto company
AMEX, Robbie Perkins and Roy Carroll Stealing from Greensboro's Taxpayers?
Here's Robbie trying to get some incentives for his friends right before he left office;
"Hotel decision should wait for new council"
How much did the city spend to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project?
If Roy's 700 acres was in the 9,000 that got water-sewer, did Roy get about 8% of the benefit of Greensboro's taxpayers spending about $20 million outside the city's limits?
About a $1.6 million backdoor incentive to American Express for Roy Carroll, right after AMEX laid off 1,500 plus across town?
Robbie Perkin's 9,000 acres, Project Haystack, "Incentives" and the Rhino Times
10/17/2007 Carroll PAC Contributions;
ROY E CARROLL II
PRESIDENT/OWNER OLD SOUTH HOME COMPANY
3619 CAMDEN FALLS CIRCLE
GREENSBORO, NC 27410
VANESSA Y CARROLL
3619 CAMDEN FALLS CIRCLE
GREENSBORO, NC 27410
Total ALL Receipts:
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation
the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators
P J O'Rourke
Mr. Roy E. Carroll III
The Carroll Companies
Robbie Perkins 10/13/09 $250 Roy
Robbie Perkins 10/19/09 $100 Vanessa Y. Carroll
Jim Kee 10/27/09 $100 Vanessa Y. Carroll
Jim Kee 10/27/09 $250 Roy
Jim Kee 10/27/09 $100 Alvin Leonard, Carroll Companies
Zack Matheny 10/23/09
$100 Alvin Leonard, Carroll Companies
Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $250 Roy
Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $100 Vanessa Y. Carroll
The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe
if the people tolerate the growth of private power
to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself
That, in essence, is fascism
ownership of government by an individual
by a group or by any other controlling power
Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
Ethical Responsibilities of the Governing Body of the City of Greensboro
Let's not forget about Zack, Roy and the Curfew: How much more could Roy and friends make, if they use the government to eliminate their downtown competition?
Zack Matheny on Incentives
What other properties did AMEX look at other than Roy's and Richard's?
A democracy will continue to exist
up until the time that voters discover
that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury
From that moment on
the majority always votes for the candidates
who promise the most benefits…
with the result that every democracy
will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy…
…nations always progressed through the following sequence
From bondage to spiritual faith
from spiritual faith to great courage
from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance
from abundance to complacency
from complacency to apathy
from apathy to dependence
from dependence back into bondage