Sunday, August 14, 2016

Yes Weekly's Jeff Sykes on Mike Barber's taxpayer and Jim Melvin paid for First Tee of the Triad golf racket

Mike Barber is owned by Jim Melvin funding First Tee, 
and is obviously Roy's boy per John Hammer's early endorsements.

"Greensboro City Council member Mike Barber, himself the head of a non-profit that receives money from the City of Greensboro and the Bryan Foundation...

Most of City Council, including Barber who skimms taxpayer money via First Tee
is relatively broke, 
which is why most are so inexpensive to purchase with nice dinners 
and campaign cash.

...Barber himself has taken in some $286,250 in salary from his non-profit between 2012-2014, according to available federal tax records.

Barber is also Jim Melvin's boy (See First Tee of the Triad),
who is stuck with relying on Melvin and the City for his income
by skimming about 25 cents on the dollar from every penny "given" to First Tee.

Barber also continues to vote on matters before council that benefit the Bryan Foundation and its subordinate initiatives such as the megasite project in Randolph County. Records show that the Bryan Foundation gave some $250,000 to the City of Greensboro to benefit Gillespie Park, where Barber’s non-profit First Tee of the Triad operates its youth golf initiative."
Mike Barber admitting he misled Greensboro's taxpayers and electorate on the Aquatic Center

Barber is the perfect stooge, as he is reliant of Melvin and friends
of whom Mike has voted taxpayer monies for the Megasite
without any news outlet until now reporting

This looks like why Mike Barber freaked out about naming salaries of non profits doing business with Greensboro.

Arthur Winstead Jr., Treasurer for Mike Barber's City Council Campaign, appears to have given $250 and didn't get paid, but charged First Tee a relatively higher $15,000

As Mike Barber is a direct beneficiary of Bryan Foundation money
via First Tee of the Triad,
through which he pads his income along with Greensboro taxpayer support 
it appears Mike Barber has a conflict of interest
and should not vote on any item associated with the Bryan Foundation
or the Randolph County Megasite project

Who would be stupid enough to spend $22.5 million to get water and sewer to a Megasite, about 10 miles away from another that already has it?
Nancy Hoffmann 2013 Contributions; Ed Kitchen, Bryan Foundation Alice and Jill Isaacson

Zack Matheny 2013 Contributions; Cyndy Hayworth Brett Schulman, former Sam Simpson partner. Sam Simpson Chester Brown, Richard Beard, former Sam Simpson partner Art Winstead Chester Brown Tony Collins Steve Bell Don Brady, husband of Bryan Foundation board member Louis Brady Alice Isaacson David Howard, who Zack got some city money for. Henry Isaacson John Lomax, who Zack tried to get money for, along with Sam Simpson Jim Melvin Allen and Mindy Oakley, who Zack got taxpayer money for. Triad Good Government PAC

Mike Barber 2013 Contributions; Henry Isaacson Marc Isaacson Chester Brown Jim Melvin Robert Long Cyndy Hayworth Triad Good Government PAC John Lomax Don Vaughan Art Winstead Desmond Sheridan, Partner of Isaccson's David Craft

Some of the very people who will now likely run for some of these districts 
sat around a conference room table in downtown Greensboro
and helped draw the districts.

Mike Barber

lying without any news outlet calling him on it

Nancy Vaughan 2013 Contributions; Jim Melvin Cyndy Hayworth Triad Good Government PAC - Roy Carroll Art Winstead - Mike Barber's First Tee and campaign accountant Shirley Frye, Bryan Foundation Board member David Brantley Craft, champion of white extremist Charles Brantley Aycock Joseph M. Bryan
Who on Greensboro's City Council is going to have to recuse themselves on the Megasite?

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"

Heasley on Hartzman on the Water, Sewer deal to enrich an unknown group of what looks like Greensboro's crony elite, led by Jim Melvin, Zack Matheny and Sam Simpson

Greensboro "Found" $2.2 Million To Give To Rich Developers

How many times does it take for Greensboro's taxpayers and voters...

How Nancy Vaughan and Zack Matheny give money to their Irving Park friends and contributors, while stiffing East Greensboro

180 Existing Mega Sites and Now 181: "And then what? What's next?"

Two different stories, two different demographics, two different outcomes, two different worlds, two sets of rules

How many times does it take to get scammed by some of our elected leadership
who are lining the pockets of their friends and campaign contributors?

Remember when Robbie Perkins personally profited 
from getting taxpayer funded water and sewer to the old Pilot Life building?

Remember when Robbie, Zack and Nancy Vaughan voted to give Roy Carroll 
a sewer line under the highway for Roy's AMEX property, 
which guranteed water and sewer to Roy's other property next to it?

Remember when then Greensboro mayor Robbie Perkins
negotiated a $19 million deal with the county 
to bring water and sewer lines to eastern Guilford County
and open up 9,000 acres to development?

Remember when Mike Solomon with The Timmons Group 
said the Project Haystack team had been in conversations with Burlington and Greensboro 
regarding an estimated $15 million water supply line extension from Burlington 
and a $20.1 million sewer line extension from Greensboro? 

Remember the economic feasibility study that said if Project Haystack was fully built out, 
it could generate $39.1 million in state and local tax revenue?

Remember when Solomon said the Project Haystack team started conversations with landowners, 
and worked to form a nonprofit entity and an interlocal agreement,

just like the Randolph deal?
Jeff Sykes; "Why are so many of us willing to accept mediocrity in our political leaders?"

Hartzman on Mike Barber and Jim Melvin

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

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan doesn't know she's incompetent

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

Fun Fourth, Zack and Mike Barber; “It’s a perfect mix in building up to what they will have in August,” Matheny said. He declined to reveal the [Wyndham Championship] sponsorship amount.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015; "Wyndham Worldwide donates $100,000 to [Mike Barber's] First Tee [of the Triad, whose Board Member is Mark Brazil]"

The News and Record's Richard Barron on $2.3 million Greensboro taxpayer dollars for Jim Melvin, Sam Simpson, David Powell, Roy Carroll and friends

Randolph County Megasite Con Update

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

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