Robbie Perkins had to abstain from 4 items on the agenda for the Greensboro City Council on Tuesday February 17, 2009 with one being a story that has been reported before on Triadwatch CLICKHERE with the title"Greensboro City Council Member Robbie Perkins and local developer are Ethically Challenged", where Robbie Perkins is the leasing agent for Center Pointe, see picture above.
The Greensboro City Council needed to vote again on Roy Carroll's building encroaching into the sidewalk in downtown Greensboro because Roy Carroll renamed the project Park View Development. The funny aspect was to hear Robbie Perkins actually ask the city attorney Terry Wood since my company is the leasing agent for this project and he said ," Does that constitute a conflict of interest" . Well Robbie Perkins I would hope so, good lord did you take a class at Fuqua called the art of no conflicts in local government.
There was also a piece of property off of old randleman road that wants to be annexed into the city of Greensboro with a rezoning case to come up next month, here is what the councilman had to say.
"My real estate company has a listing on this property and I think it is under contract and have a direct financial interest and need to abstain. "Then Councilwomen Groat wanted to know about this property because there was a person who is none to happy with this case coming up in front of council. Will keep you informed on this rezoning next month.
Then at the end of the council meeting the city of Greensboro had 2 resolution's to have an agreement with Guilford County to add sewer and water to the Northwest campus for GTCC. This agreement's would cost the city of Greensboro $2,083,534 with the county picking up $2,825,397.
Then come to find out they are bringing water and sewer to a part of the city where it looks like Robbie Perkins and partner in over development crime Councilman Zack Matheny had to abstain from the vote because of financial ties to land speculation done by both Robbie Perkins and Zack Matheny which has been reported before on Triadwatch CLICKHERE with the title "Highway 68 North + Anonymous Investors +Zack and Robbie = Ethical Problems".
Councilman Zack Matheny contemplated for about 20 seconds because he is not a part of this development company anymore but who knows what you were a part of to begin with.It is time for Zack MAtheny to come clean on his ties to this development company you were a part of last year. This is the kind of cozy relationship's between developers and city council members that needs to be transparent for all to know and see.
These items and plenty other conflicts of interest need to stop and the only way to do that is to vote these ethically challenged city councilmen out of office come fall.There could be a recurring theme come fall where the citizens can get their council back and have a
"DUMP THE DEVELOPER PARTY ON ELECTION DAY"
with a trifecta of developers on council to vote out of office in Perkins, Matheny and Groat.