Tuesday, June 16, 2015

George Hartzman's, Greensboro City Council Candidate address, June 16, 2015

If you would like to help save about 2,800 Greensboro employee's more than $500,000 per year in the City's ICMA-RC 457 retirement plan, I can do it.

If you want to know how much the health care industry is grossly overcharging the city's employees and if you're interested in lowering health insurance costs for taxpayers, I'm the guy.

If you don't want to hand another $188,000 to Roy Carroll in consent agenda item 9 without any transparency, go with a conformist.

If you don't want an advocate of term limits to occupy a City Council seat, you may want someone else.

If you're interested in perverting our political process by picking a new council member who is about to run for office, it's not me.

If you want Roy Carroll, Marty Kotis, Jim Melvin and Koury to own City Council, vote for one of the other candidates.

If you want to pick the winner of this vote for personal political and financial advantage, I am not your man.

If you're interested in lowering the City's Municipal debt underwriting fees to benefit taxpayers at the expense of the financial industry, I can make it happen.

If you're into enabling a fellow council person to personally profit from his and your votes, you may not want to vote for me.

If you want to unethically rubber stamp tonight's DGI budget funding Zack Matheny's new job, I am not the guy.

If you want to keep lining Roy Carroll and John Hammer's pockets with taxpayer funded Rhino Times Coliseum ads based on what appears to be bogus, undisclosed circulation statistics...

If you don't want the public to know what private interests stand to profit from millions spent outside the city on the Megasite deal...

If you would like to prohibit campaign contributions and endorsements from members of taxpayer funded organizations and developers, contractors and their lawyers and lobbyists, I may be of help as one of  your colleagues.

If you have the intestinal fortitude to act in the best interests of our community instead of your campaign contributors, I am your man.

If you believe in doing the right thing, with the least risk, for the greatest benefit to our City and its employees, you should vote Hartzman.