Friday, May 20, 2016

As Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad receives money and benefits from both the City of Greensboro and Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation, Mr. Barber needs to recuse himself from the DGI mess

From DGI's original proposal, which Barber illegally discussed Tuesday night;

Mr. Barber has a personal financial interest pertaining to the Bryan Foundation;

George Hartzman on Mike Barber and Jim Melvin; June 16, 2015

"Mike Barber is a direct beneficiary of Bryan Foundation money via First Tee of the Triad, through which he pads his income with Greensboro taxpayer support.

Meaning Barber has a conflict of interest in the DGI contract,
as the Bryan Foundation is a listed 'partner of both First Tee and DGI

Mike Barber makes money from access to City property via First Tee of the Triad at City's Gillespie golf course and Bryan Park, both funded by Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation.

A City of Greensboro employee delivered a golf cart
to Mike Barber's personal residence in an abuse of power
by a sitting council member of the City he uses to fund his personal income

Carole Bruce serves on both Mike Barber's First Tee, and Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation boards.

Mike Barber didn't disclose his financial interest in First Tee of the Triad's use of free City funded services on his Council Economic Interest Disclosure signed on February 24, 2014

Barber signed First Tee's 990 tax returns, which omitted Greensboro taxpayer funded subsidies.

Mike Barber lied about his taxpayer funded take
from the City of Greensboro

Mike Barber lobbied for Matheny's DGI job while involved in deliberations concerning the organization's funding, while setting up Zack's successor for the benefit of Jim Melvin and the Bryan Foundation.

DGI is in very in bed with the Bryan Foundation's Jim Melvin and Ed Kitchen.  DGI even presents an annual Ed Kitchen Leadership Award.

Barber abused his position as a council member by advocating for everyone else's money be allocated to Matheny who was positioned to compete for Barber's council seat under Trudy Wade's redistricting plan.

Mike Barber among others, put their own interests in front of the best interests of the City of Greensboro and its employees.

More than two local media sources have confirmed Mike Barber has a habit of not being truthful.

But not the News and Record's Margaret Moffett, 
who has been covering Mike's exploits up for years as an editor

As Jim Melvin could cause a potential financial detriment to Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad, being the potential loss of Bryan Foundation financial support, Mr. Barber shouldn't have voted to replace Zack Matheny, and needs to recuse himself from any votes funding First Tee, DGI or the Megasite venture involving Jim Melvin and unknown other private financial interests, which the city refuses to disclose...

George Hartzman
Gillespie Golf Course/1st tee Short Course Grand Opening Talking Points 4/6/2015

Mike Barber needs to recuse himself on Greensboro City Council's vote to replace Zack Matheny; Justin Outling Edition

DGI, Jim Westmoreland, Nancy Vaughan, Zack Matheny, Tuggle Duggans, Roy Carroll and the Triad Good Government PAC

"Wyndham Worldwide donates $100,000 to [Mike Barber's] First Tee [of the Triad, whose Board Member is Mark Brazil]"

Mike Barber's Council Disclosure Form