My sympathies to those wronged,
but the issue raised concerns a conflict of interest of an elected official
who is supposed to represent all the haters and the lovers equally
and it appears as though there is a problem
"The new law will ...roll back the ability of the city to hold its contractors to the same standards.
The city’s Human Relations Commission will no longer have the authority to handle local non-discrimination claims filed for any reason, including race, age and religion.
The law also removes the ability to sue in state court for any form of employment discrimination, forcing those with claims to go through the more expensive and complicated federal court process."
Mayor and Council:
...What must be considered is if a conflict of interest exists
either under N.C.G.S. §§160A-75 or 14-234,
or the City of Greensboro’s Charter, or the City’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
...Direct or indirect benefits are considered under the City’s conflict of interest policy
and typically involve financial interests for the Councilmember,
his or her immediate family, their partner,
or an organization which employs or is about to employ the member, family member or partner...
S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan
OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
"Mayor Nancy Vaughan, who is also executive director of LGBT advocacy group Guilford Green Foundation, was a key speaker at the rally."
If the state invalidated the ordinances,
how can Nancy Vaughan advocate for the reversal
if she is also serving as a paid lobbyist for an LBGT group?.
NC § 138A-36; ...no public servant...authorized to perform an official action requiring the exercise of discretion,
shall participate in an official action by the employing entity if the public servant
...may incur a reasonably foreseeable financial benefit
...which financial benefit would impair the public servant's independence of judgment
or from which it could reasonably be inferred
that the financial benefit would influence the public servant's participation in the official action.
...(c) A public servant shall take appropriate steps
...to remove himself or herself to the extent necessary,
to protect the public interest and comply with this Chapter,
from any proceeding in which the public servant's impartiality might reasonably be questioned
due to the public servant's familial, personal, or financial relationship with a participant in the proceeding.
A participant includes (i) an ...employee, agent, officer, or director of a business,
organization, or group involved in the proceeding,
or (ii) an organization or group that has petitioned for rule making
or has some specific, unique, and substantial interest in the proceeding.
How can Nancy Vaughan respond as Greensboro's mayor
if she also is being paid to represent Greensboro's LBGTQ community?
Interesting HB2 thread at Tony Wilkin's Facebook page
Is Blue Cross and Shield of NC going to ask for their $5,100 back from HB2 enabler/bigot Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger?
HB2, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
If Bank Of America's PAC gave Pat McCrory $5,100 on 2/5/2016, should they as for their money back?
Is Koury Corp's Stephen Showfety (Koury Convention Center and Grandover CEO) going to ask Phil Berger for his money back?
Roy Carroll's John Hammer on HB2; "NC Restrooms: Same As They Ever Were"
A few Trudy Wade Campaign Contributors who haven't asked for their money back as far as I know
Why did Fidelity investments contribute money to North Carolina Senator and Kingpin Phil Berger on 3/17/2016? For HB2?
Is Greensboro's Don Brady going to ask for his Jon Hardister contribution back, or is he one of the businessmen supporting HB2?
HB2; Pat McCrory, Phil Berger, Jon Hardister, John Faircloth, John Blust and Trudy Wade appear to be psychopaths
Bigots; North Carolina State Senators Trudy Wade and Phil Berger; Bigots; NC Representatives John Blust, Jon Hardister and John Faircloth
“We didn’t see this coming,” Republican House member John Hardister told Triad City Beat." after voting for HB2, which Brian Cleary didn't mention in the article
Greensboro's News and Record covering for John Blust and John Hardister who voted for the anti-gay North Carolina legislation
Joan Monaghan Williams to Nancy Barakat Vaughan; March 25 on the Transgender issues
Today @PayPal announced they will NOT open a 400-job, $3.6M center after all thanks to @PatMcCroryNC's #BigotryLaw https://t.co/fJWCDcRe1h— BackwardNC (@BackwardNC) April 5, 2016
Folks disagree about business incentives to create jobs in NC.But McCrory created a disincentive for companies by signing HB2 #ncga #ncpol— Fitzsimon (@Fitzsimon) April 5, 2016
#NC claims that #WeAreNotThis, but the polls say that a large percentage support discrimination. #BoycottNC pic.twitter.com/Tpk1gmmbad— Boycott NC (@BoycottNC) April 5, 2016
Greensboro City Councilmember Nancy Hoffmann's Samet payoff for sliding $5,482,424.00 to Samet Corporation #ncpol https://t.co/uRsLR2f9t7— Abner Doon (@ghartzman) April 5, 2016
These HB2 words shall be enshrined in the annals of legislated discrimination from the state of North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/dVPa532fey— Senator Ben Clark (@SenatorClark) April 4, 2016
How to purchase Mayor Nancy Vaughan and get a $5,482,424.00 Greensboro taxpayer funded project, by Samet #ncpol https://t.co/yz4QRaZX5E— Abner Doon (@ghartzman) April 4, 2016
McCrory release "North Carolina Empowers Women Veterans" but women fired b/c of gender can't sue in state court thanks to HB2 #ncga #ncpol— Fitzsimon (@Fitzsimon) April 1, 2016
Lionsgate moves production from NC to Canada b/c of #HB2 @PatMcCroryNC @SenatorBerger @WNCN @wcnc @ABC11_WTVD @MSNBC @CNN @RaleighReporter— BackwardNC (@BackwardNC) April 1, 2016
@NRO @SenatorBerger All Lies. Good job rolling back protections for vets & disabled, & taking NC back to 1800's. #WeAreNotThis #boycottNC— Joni (@chanceyjoan) April 1, 2016
North Carolina's anti-LGBT bill guts workplace discrimination protections for virtually everyone: https://t.co/9tQ0lACLb9 #WeAreNotThis— NWLC (@nwlc) April 1, 2016