Monday, November 13, 2017

Congrats to Roy Carroll and Randall Kaplan; Your names appear nowhere on $56 million in taxpayer handouts
"The Mayor is authorized to execute any necessary deeds, easements, or other closing documents to effectuate the construction of a new parking structure for the February One Downtown Development Project."

No mention of their names anywhere, which is Tony Wilkins' legacy

Most don't know who the beneficiaries are

Very few know how much Roy and Randall are going to skim off the construction costs

And Then;

"Greensboro council delays vote on parking deck

The City Council voted Tuesday to postpone until Dec. 19 public hearings and discussion about spending $56 million to reimburse developers who would build the two decks.

Vote: 9-0

Background: The two decks are planned for different sections of downtown. One would be part of a Westin hotel complex proposed for Elm Street Center between South Elm and Davie streets along February One Place. Another would be part of a building at the southwest corner of Eugene and Bellemeade streets that would also serve a new office building planned for property adjacent to the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ First National Bank Field. Under the proposal, the city would reimburse Elm Street Hotel $28 million for the deck next to a $30 million, 180-room hotel the company wants to build on the site of an older parking deck at February One and Davie. That means the city will also consider closing a section of February One beneath the deck where it meets Davie Street, but traffic will continue to flow under the deck and out to Davie.

Nowhere does Greensboro's paper of record
say anything about who the developers are,
after “crony capitalism” and “corporate welfare” were cited 
as reasons for delaying the measure

...Three people, including members of Democracy Greensboro, urged council members to reconsider using public money for the decks. Lewis Pitts, a local activist and former attorney, said the plan smacks of “crony capitalism” and “corporate welfare.”

City Council funds Roy Carroll's Rhino Times, which endorses City Council, which votes Roy a street, water and sewer and a parking deck

Greensboro council voted to increase taxes upon the City's poor to give a parking deck to Tuggle Duggins and Roy Carroll

"City Council Approves $30M Hotel Project with No Comment"

On the Rhino Times Greensboro City Council endorsements for Roy Carroll

Monday, October 30, 2017; Hoffmann exemplifies cronyism on City Council, by Gary Kenton

Today's City of Greensboro is the result of a transformation into an oligarchy"