Sunday, December 23, 2018

Will Trump Bail Out Downtown Greensboro?

I recently read that President Trump is sending $100 Million Dollars to what would be named Opportunity Zones to help impoverished communities become well... less impoverished. Not knowing where these Opportunity Zones might be I started doing some searches.

As reported by the New York Times:

"The zones are urban, rural and suburban census tracts, designated by governors and approved by the Treasury Department, that either are high in poverty or border high-poverty areas."

Let's not forget that Downtown Greensboro borders more than one high poverty area in East and South Greensboro.

 And let's not forget that the Greensboro City Council has close ties to our Democratic governor in Raleigh who will decide which Greensboro neighborhoods are most eligible.

Leaving us to wonder just how much Greensboro's noted Downtown Developers donated to both the Trump and Cooper campaigns.