Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Key downtown property owners [who have received a great deal of Greensboro taxpayer money] back DGI for contract" [for their lobbyist, Zack Matheny]

"...In a letter to City Manager Jim Westmoreland on Saturday, the owners say DGI should get the $600,000 contract, which includes managing the additional tax money downtown property owners pay.

The business owners are: Roy Carroll, owner of the Center Pointe high-rise and developer of the $50 million Bellemeade Village.

Roy, HB2 supporter, who contributed to most/all of City Council
via the Triad Good Government PAC

George House, an investor in Elm Street Center.

George received taxpayer funded incentives

Randall Kaplan of Capsule Group, another part owner of Elm Street Center.

Randy received taxpayer funded incentives

Milton Kern, a longtime property owner with several holdings, including part of Elm Street Center.

Milton received taxpayer funded incentives

Donald Moore, president and general manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Andy Zimmerman, whose most recent purchase downtown was Old Greensborough Gateway Center on South Elm Street..."

Andy received taxpayer funded incentives

Margaret Moffett
Propagandist extraordinaire

Fec; "Elected officials like Jamal Fox, who is an adjunct law professor, are mere sheep before slavering wolves of hungry and desperate developers.  Providing these pols with a sufficient income removes the necessity to resort to corruption.

...It would be just swell if Greensboro was brimming with captains of industry, upon whom we could rely for guidance, but it ain’t.  Mostly, we’re down to con artists and fools."

The Zack Methany Texts


The City's mayor and key council members 
are assigned talking points from Roy, John, Jim Melvin and others
who aim to extract economic rents from taxpayers
via City management.

Pay to Play; Revolution Mill Business Development Manager Nick Piornack's unreported Jamal Fox Campaign Contribution


Andy Zimmerman's Jamal Fox contribution;


A great example is Wilbur Ross' International Textile Group's years of free methane 
from the White Street Landfill, 
hoisted on taxpayers by former council member Don Vaughan, who profited from the deal 
with the governmental/regulatory defense of Mayor Nancy Vaughan 
as a city council member on the Solid Waste Task-force
which has been written about on blogs over and over
without rebuttal from the Vaughan's or City Staff or our local compromised press.

"Comments have been disabled"; "Greensboro City Council approves grant for Lotus Lounge property"

Congrats Andy, Zack and Nancy Vaughan.


A response to "City needs someone like Andy Zimmerman" who taxpayer funded Zack Matheny is lobbying for City taxpayer money for, in today's News and Record


John Hammer on Mary Vigue and Say Yes to Education and Zack Matheny and Andy Zimmerman's play for tapayer money; Same things only different


City Council Give Away; June 16, 2015; 
$188,280.87 of water and sewer for Roy Carroll 
hidden in item 9 of the consent agenda for Greensboro's City Council meeting

George Hartzman's words addressing the issue on June 16, 2015;

What's happening Along Lindsay Street and Eugene Street?

$188,280.87 to Upgrade an Existing Undersized Storm Sewer and Water Line, where a developer that has received City approval to construct Bellemeade Village.  Who is going to own Bellemeade Village?  Isn't it Roy Carroll?

Any City Council members who have not received campaign cash from Roy Carroll or the Roy Carroll funded Triad Good Government PAC, please raise your hands.

This is the height of political stupidity.

A few years back, Mr. Carroll received a benefit like this for the property he sold to American Express, who had just fired 1,600 Greensboro based employees.

The city spent more than two million dollars to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project, which was just as underhanded and transparency lacking as this deal, buried in the consent agenda.

If anyone feels like Greensboro taxpayers have been misled on this item, don't raise your hands?

I believe those who feel that way are correct.

This is crooked and shameful.

We just gave Roy a million dollars worth of prime downtown street, and now he wants the city to upgrade his water and sewer at everyone else's expense, hidden in a consent agenda by Carroll stool pigeons and bought and paid for Council Members.

Congratulations Roy Carroll, Tuggle Duggins's Mike Fox and John Hammer.


Compare Sam Simpson and Zack Matheny's current exploits to; 12/31/13; "Robbie Perkin's 9,000 acres, Project Haystack, "Incentives" and the Rhino Times"


How much did the city spend to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project?


The City of Greensboro blowing off a legitimate taxpayer inquiry concerning the Rhino Times circulation numbers and links


Has anyone seen the Rhino Times' circulation audit? About 16% of the Rhino's ads are taxpayer funded.

An act of Cowardice by John Hammer for Roy Carroll: "Breaking The Government Monopoly On Inspections"


Any company looking to do business here, 
who has done any research, 
will find Greensboro inhospitable 
unless Rhino Times advertisements are purchased
and payments are made to the campaign funds
of the local Oligarch's pawns playing politics
including Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Zack Matheny, 
Mike Barber, Tony Wilkins, Nancy Hoffmann etc...


Randall Kaplan's payoff for Nancy Hoffmann's votes for his hotel money and the Performing Arts Center

Sharon Hightower's Roy Carroll take via the Triad Good Government PAC