Today the True Confessions of Ben Holder continue with what well may be some of the most startling revelations to date.
During the course of my investigation I submitted a public information request to the City of Greensboro asking for:
"Please send me all personnel records as allowed by North Carolina General Statutes for Ben Holder aka Benjamin Holder.
Also, if possible please include job descriptions and responsibilities for each and every position Mr Holder held with the City of Greensboro.
Thanks -Billy Jones"
Ms Carter's reply:
"Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your public records request (4755).
Mr. Holder was employed by the City of Greensboro as “Code Enforcement Officer” from 12/16/2003 to 11/15/2004. The document: "pos 6964 documentation" was the only position documentation available from that point in time. I have attached a copy here for your review.
I hope this information is helpful to you.
Katherine Carter, Public Records Administrator"
Ms Carter's reply included the following attachment: code_enf_Officer which lays out Ben Holder's responsibilities as a code enforcement officer for the City of Greensboro. So what did Mr Holder do for the approximately 11 months he worked for the City? According to the linked City documents he tagged abandoned cars to be towed away. Don't believe me? Click on the link above and read it for yourself.
Now how did tagging abandoned cars qualify Ben Holder for a City Contract as a Mercenary code enforcement inspector overseeing the condition of people's homes and properties? Mayor Vaughan? Councilman Barber?
Ben Holder was hired over Beth Mcgee-Hugler and the Greensboro Housing Coalition to provide housing inspection services to the City of Greensboro but according to documents provided by the City, Ben Holder has no such verifiable experience. Again, Mayor Vaughan, Councilman Barber, did you or did you not force Jim Westmoreland to hire Ben Holder as a contract code enforcement consultant?