Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mike Barber personally profiting from Greensboro taxpayers with some help from Amanda Lehmert

"City of Greensboro News Release: The First Tee of the Triad Offers Golf Scholarships for Kids at Two Parks and Recreation Facilities

CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Mike Barber
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-580-4241

The First Tee of the Triad Offers Golf Scholarships for Kids at Two Parks and Recreation Facilities

GREENSBORO, NC (March 20, 2017) – The First Tee of the Triad, a local youth development organization, is offering scholarships for the children of City employees and other families with a financial need. The organization holds classes at 18 facilities across the Triad, two of which are City of Greensboro facilities, Gillespie Golf Course and Bryan Park. The spring season begins the week of March 27 with one class per week and runs for eight weeks. All sports equipment, golf clubs and balls, are provided at no cost to the child.

The First Tee of the Triad teaches children aged 7 to 18 essential character traits and valuable life skills, including communication skills and healthy habits. For those that do not opt for the scholarship, the cost is $75 per participant. To receive the scholarship, use the code “PLAY” when you register online.

To register or for more information about scholarship opportunities, please visit www.thefirstteetriad.org.

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Amanda Lehmert, Communications Specialist
Communications and Marketing
City of Greensboro
Phone: 336-373-7786
PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
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Dear Greensboro City Councilman Mike Barber; "Why America fell out of love with golf" and First Tee of the Triad

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/03/dear-greensboro-city-councilman-mike.html

Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad's 2013 IRS Form 990; Mike took a 20% raise, and 21% of First Tee's revenue as income

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/02/mike-barbers-first-tee-of-triads-2013.html

Mike Barber admitting he misled Greensboro's taxpayers and electorate on the Aquatic Center

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/01/mike-barber-admitting-he-misled.html

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

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-looks-like-why-mike-barber-freaked.html

From Mike Barber's City Council Economic Interest Disclosure signed on February 24, 2014

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/04/from-mike-barbers-city-council-economic.html

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

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/04/arthur-winstead-jr-treasurer-for-mike.html

Zack Matheny and Mike Barber need to recuse themselves from the Megasite Water and Sewer vote

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/03/zack-matheny-and-mike-barber-need-to.html

Guess who Mike Barber works for?

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/guess-who-mike-barber-works-for.html

Mike Barber has a conflict of interest in  votes involving Jim Melvin's interests, 
and should not vote on any item involving Justin Outling,
as Justin is on the board of SynerG 
funded by Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation,
which if pissed off by Mike Barber voting for someone else
could jeopardize Mike's First Tee funding provided through the City of Greensboro
and Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation.

"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.

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
which also funds Justin's SynerG through Action Greensboro.

...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...

Mujeeb

S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan
CITY ATTORNEY
OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY

The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance
as though they were realities,
and are often more influenced by the things that seem than those that are.

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Score a win for Greensboro blogger George Hartzman, whose Socratic tirades in front of city council can sometimes come across as hyperbolic. Hartzman vocally questioned whether Mayor Robbie Perkins should be voting on an economic incentives payout to a Park View Development, the business entity for Center Point — for which Perkins serves as a listing agent in his role as a commercial real estate broker... [for Roy Carroll]

Interim City Attorney Jamiah Waterman ruled that Perkins had no conflict of interest.

Three days later Waterman was eating his opinion: “Upon further review, it can reasonably be argued that Mayor Perkins was subjected to a potential financial detriment, e.g. the potential loss of his real estate listings with Park View Development LLC.

As Jim Melvin could cause 
a potential financial detriment to Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad, 
e.g. the potential loss of Bryan Foundation financial support
 Mr. Barber needs to recuse himself from the Zack replacement vote.

As such, I am revising my prior opinion to reflect that Mayor Perkins appears to have an impermissible conflict of interest in this matter.

Jordan Green

Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation 
which funds SynerG.

...[Robbie] Perkins admitted he is the leasing agent for the first floor of Center Pointe, and if a stricter ordinance would arguably benefit Center Pointe financially, Perkins stands to gain.

Interim City Attorney Jamiah Waterman said last week that Perkins should recuse himself from a vote involving Carroll.

and Co-chair of SynerG's Professional & Leadership Development Committee,
directly tied to funding from Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation.

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.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

Greensboro’s Ethics Code says 
that if there is an actual or possible financial interest, 
a Council Member is supposed to publicly disclose the interest, 
and the remaining Council members 
are supposed to decide if a conflict of interest exists, 
which should happen in the case of Mike Barber etc...
and the vote to replace Zack Matheny.

The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.

Friedrich von Schiller

Mike Barber is a known liar.

More than two local media sources 
have confirmed Mike Barber has a habit
of lying.

The partisan,
when engaged in a dispute,
cares nothing about the rights of the question,
but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.

Plato

Mike Barber just abused his position as a council member
to advocate for taxpayer monies be allocated 
to a fellow council member
positioned to compete for the same council spot
under Trudy Wade's redistricting plan.

in First Tee of the Triad's use of free City funded services
on his Council Economic Interest Disclosure
signed on February 24, 2014

Carole Bruce serves on Mike Barber's First Tee's
and Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation boards, 
which funds Justin Outlins SynerG

Mike Barber Lied On First Tee Federal Form 990s three times

which omitted Greensboro taxpayer subsidies on the tax returns.

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

Speaking of attorney/client related conflicts of interest; Zack Matheny and Jason Outling Edition

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/06/speaking-of-attorneyclient-related.html

Coucilman Zack Matheny lying to George Hartzman and Greensboro's employees (at end)

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/03/coucilman-zack-matheny-lying-to-george.html

Was my Math incorrect Mr. Matheny?

George Hartzman

"Yes"

Zack Matheny

Why?

George Hartzman

"Times Up"

Zack Matheny
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How Greensboro's City Council shafted the City's employees with Zack Matheny's help

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/04/how-greensboros-city-council-shafted.html

Zack Matheny and Mike Barber need to recuse themselves from the Megasite Water and Sewer vote

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/03/zack-matheny-and-mike-barber-need-to.html

Mike Barber's First Tee of the Triad's 2013 IRS Form 990; Mike took a 20% raise, and 21% of First Tee's revenue as income

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/02/mike-barbers-first-tee-of-triads-2013.html

Barber's First Tee income 
is dependent on the City of Greensboro 
via the Bryan Foundation funded Gillespie Golf Course 
and the City of Greensboro subsidized
and Bryan Foundation funded Wyndham Championship
via Mark Brazil, 
who sits on both the Wyndham and First Tee of the Triad's boards,
both funded by Jim Melvin's Bryan Foundation.

Mike Barber admitting he misled Greensboro's taxpayers and electorate on the Aquatic Center

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/01/mike-barber-admitting-he-misled.html

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.

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

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-looks-like-why-mike-barber-freaked.html

Barber wants Roy Carroll's boy Zack
to control DGI, 
which makes Barber Roy's boy as well.

From Mike Barber's City Council Economic Interest Disclosure signed on February 24, 2014

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/04/from-mike-barbers-city-council-economic.html

Mike Barber abused his position as a council member
to advocate for taxpayer monies be allocated 
to a fellow council member
positioned to compete for the same council spot
under Trudy Wade's redistricting plan.

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

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/04/arthur-winstead-jr-treasurer-for-mike.html

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 
Mike Barber had a conflict of interest

and should not have voted on Jim Melvin's Megasite project,

and should not vote to replace Zack Matheny.

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

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/04/wyndham-worldwide-donates-100000-to.html

Jim Melvin led a Piedmont Triad Partnership committee, 
who's former CEO is under investigation for financial irregularities
who previously managed efforts to secure land
for Jim Melvin's Megasit project
which Mike Barber voted to fund.

I just received a phone call from City of Greensboro Councilman Mike Barber on First Tee of the Triad

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/05/i-just-received-phone-call-from-city-of.html

Bryan Foundation board member Robert E. Long, Jr.
serves on the national First Tee Board of Directors
along with the Wyndam's Mark Brazil,
who may also be involved with influencing Barber's vote
while angling to get $22.5 million from the City of Greensboro
for water and sewer down 421, 
which Melvin, Long and Roy Carroll may profit from
as long as Mike does what he is told.

DGI Conflict of Interest Policy, Action Greensboro's Center City Park Contract, Grassroots Productions, Betty Cone and Susan Schwartz

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/05/dgi-conflict-of-interest-policy-action.html

News and Record Editorial Board's Allen Johnson and Doug Clark on Zack Matheny; "he may be the right person at the right time"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/06/news-and-record-editorial-boards-allen.html
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DGI is in very in bed with the Bryan Foundation's Jim Melvin and Ed Kitchen;

"Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) will host Downtown business owners, residents, workers and Downtown stakeholders...

Attendees will also acknowledge excellence in Downtown ambassadorship as DGI Board Chairman Betty Cone presents the Jim Roach Downtown Person of the Year Award.  Past recipients include: ...Roy Carroll, Betty Cone; John Lomax and Joseph M. Bryan Foundation President Jim Melvin.

It appears that Mike Barber pressured Cyndy Hayworth
for the benefit of the Bryan Foundation
which provides Barber's First Tee of the Triad
financial assistance.

DGI will also present the J. Edward Kitchen Leadership Award. Previous winners include former City Manager and current Vice President of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Ed Kitchen."

http://downtowngreensboro.net/blog/press-releases/downtown-greensboro-incorporated-to-host-annual-meeting-with-focus-on-economic-value-of-downtown/

Mike Barber should recuse himself, again
from voting on the budget relative to First Tee,
and on anything concerning DGI, Justin Outling
and Jim Melvin's Megasite project.

John "Roy Carroll" Hammer isn't actually covering Jim Melvin and David Powell's Megasite project?

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/05/john-roy-carroll-hammer-isnt-actually.html

Congratulations David Powell and Jim Melvin; "City approves $2.3M contract for megasite work

Still no reporting of Triad First Capital.

No word on David Powell.

No word on who the "private monies" are.

Total news blackout by the News & Record and the Rhino Times.

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/05/congratulations-david-powell-and-jim.html

Randolph County Megasite Con Update



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