Saturday, June 3, 2017

From: John Brown To: John Brasier on Roy Carroll

From: John Brown <>
Organization: John Brown For Mayor
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:33 AM
To: John Brasier <>
Subject: Whole new ballgame

Mr. Brasier,

In your article dated May 26, 2017 you wrote about a parking deck.

According to your article this parking deck would be designed and built by Mr. Carroll at a cost of $30 million.

How well received will Mr. Brown's scrutiny of the owner of the Rhino Times be
by John Hammer as he gears up to write on the coming City Council elections
within the pages of Roy Carroll's newspaper?

However, in the next paragraph you indicated the city (taxpayer) would own and operate the deck at an annual operating expense and debt service of $2.5 million per year. Which would be funded from parking receipts, existing parking fund revenues and the general fund.

It doesn't matter if John Brown is a conservative, 
if John Hammer is a propaganda minister for a local fascist oligarch
who sucks on the tit of taxpayer pots of cash
provided by bought and paid for politicians like our current mayor
and most if not all of our current City Council

I find it difficult to believe that the parking receipts would generate a reasonable amount to offset this large number? Also, the existing parking fund runs a deficit of nearly $600,000 per year. Which only leaves the general fund to cover this annual $2.5 million.

Like the Triad Business Journal is going to do any actual investigative reporting

If a taxpayer would simply use 3rd grade math they would find this parking deck will cost them $50,000,000 over twenty years alone (20 x 2.5). It just seems the more we involve government the more the taxpayer has to cover the expense.

Has any local news source announced that John Brown is running for mayor?

Could you explain to everyone how this is a “grand slam for the ones who pay the bills”

Another issue would be the effect on many local charities who collect limited funds by offering parking in nearby after hour’s spaces. Which if we use the same logic as the GPAC will create a larger loss for the private arts sector. Thus the current mayor has created a task force ($75,000) to study how the taxpayer can offer more tax $$ to keep them open.

John Brown
From: John Brasier []
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: Whole new ballgame

Mr. Brown:

Good points.

Our article was centered on the proposed new building near the ballpark.

We will provide further info on the parking deck very soon.


The forthcoming information will be a disappointment
to anyone remotely literate with a calculator

The Triad Business Journal is a local trade publication
spewing good news about local business pursuits

Unfortunately, I found out through personal experience
what John Brown is finding out about information dissemination
in these parts

There are no more real journalists around Greensboro anymore,
except Roch Smith Jr. and Jordan Green sometimes