Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas From Mayor Vaughan

As Abner Doon pointed out, City of Greensboro Tax Dollars at Work; "Mayor to form arts task force"; Vaughan has no sense of shame or fiscal/political responsibility, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Barakat "Grasshopper" Vaughan is looking to spend $75, 000 dollars of taxpayers' money to support the Arts in Greensboro because the building of the Steven Tanger Center For The Performing Arts sucked all the money out of our local arts budgets and it's still a vacant lot.

Well just a little while ago on a Facebook thread I asked the following questions:

"Hey Tony Wilkins and Marikay Abuzuaiter, Perhaps we should turn that big empty lot currently designated for TPAC into a downtown farm to help with the problem of being the #1 hungriest metropolitan statistical area in the nation.

Or being that it is the only site in downtown Greensboro that is large enough to accommodate full size tractor-trailers we should build that long awaited downtown grocery store there. You know, something Downtown really wants and needs.

The city could sell the property at a loss and still come out saving about $50 Million over the current plans."

Councilman Wilkins is predicting a wild spending spree:

But will he act to do anything about it? Will he make proposals and introduce a referendum to scrap the performing arts center project or simply point fingers? Will Tony prove his conservative stripes? Or does he have a yellow stripe a mile wide running down his back? Will Marikay Abuzuaiter?

Or are they both simply pawns to the moneyed interest of Greensboro's elitist developers just like all the rest?

Tony, Marikay, it's time to put up or shut up.

And as always, please share.