Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Some Things Are Worth Saving



The preceding graphic was stolen in its entirety from Greensboro101.com. It is indeed a classic that should be saved and shared in perpetuity. In it Roch Smith Jr quotes Margaret Moffett, who writes:

"GREENSBORO, NC — Ground breakings are ceremonial — fun, but not necessary to build a building. But Wednesday’s celebration at the $78.1 million Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts really will be all for show. That’s because as of Tuesday night, the city hadn’t finished negotiating a contract that allows work to be done at the downtown site. The City Council went ahead and approved the contract anyway."


In reference to the article, Tanger groundbreaking goes forward without a contract by Margaret Moffett of the Greensboro News & Record. In it Margaret writes:

"That’s because as of Tuesday night, the city hadn’t finished negotiating a contract that allows work to be done at the downtown site.

The City Council went ahead and approved the contract anyway.

At a special meeting just 18 hours ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony, the council voted 8-1 to spend up to $2.5 million on “Phase 1” of the Tanger Center. The work will include site excavation and utility preparation at the 5-acre property between North Elm Street and Summit Avenue.
Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter voted “no.”

The council took the vote even though Greensboro Coliseum Director Matt Brown, who will oversee the center, hadn’t settled on a “guaranteed maximum price” with Skanska Rentenbach, the project manager in charge of preconstruction services.

The council’s vote gives Brown the authority to keep negotiating with Skanska, but sets the price cap at $2,501,729.15.

“This means that we are voting on a contract that is still being negotiated?” Abuzuaiter asked moments before casting the lone “no” vote."

That's right, "Mr Conservative" Tony Wilkins voted yes to spending $39.6 Million of your tax dollars, probably even more, without a contract.

The only person on city council looking after your money, as usual, Marikay Abuzuaiter.

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