Monday, March 1, 2010

On the Greensboro Partnership, DGI, the News & Record, Greensboro's City Council and conflicts of interest

If the Greensboro News & Record Editorial Board Member Robin Saul,
is a Board Member of the (partly publicly funded) Greensboro Partnership,
which gave the Quarter Cent Tax Committee $10,500
whose Action Greensboro gave the Bonds for Schools Committee $70,000,
should the paper disclose Mr. Saul's conflict of interest,
when reporting on Greensboro Partnership Greensboro Partnership
agreeing to pay 25% ($19,500) of the cost of a federal lobbyist?


Resolution authorizing the City Manager
to enter into a contract with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
to represent the City of Greensboro priorities
to Federal elected officials and agencies.

Greensboro City Council Agenda Item #38

Why would the Greensboro Partnership let the City of Greensboro
pay 75% of a lobbyist bill?

Why does the Greensboro Partnership want to pay
for 25% of a lobbyists bill?

Could some members of the Greensboro Partnership and DGI
personally benefit from the public financing of a lobbyist?

If some members of the Greensboro Partnership and DGI
would not personally benefit from the public financing of a lobbyist,
why would who want to pay for 25% of the bill?

Have some members of the Greensboro Partnership and DGI
directly benefited from taxpayer largess before?

Have many members of the Greensboro Partnership and DGI
funded the political campaigns of those who may vote
to fund a lobbyist that may benefit members of the Greensboro Partnership and DGI?




Notable Downtown Greensboro Contributors


Greensboro Partnership, $25,000.00
.

Triad Watch
Thursday, May 20, 2010
.
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, $11,000.00
Cemala Foundation, $10,000.00
Bell Foundation (Steven D. Bell), $5,000.00
Brown Investment Properties, $1,500.00
Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, $1,210.00
Cone, Elizabeth W., $1,000.00
Elm Street Center, LLC, $1,000.00 (downtown hotel)
The Carroll Companies, $550.00
Milton Kern & Co., Inc., $250.00
Signature Property Group, Inc., $250.00
Schwartz, Susan, $125.00
Brown III, Chester H. & Martha, $100.00
.
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself
or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16
Notable Downtown Greensboro Board Members

Brenda Jones Fox, Guilford County

Mayor Bill Knight

Rashad Young, City of Greensboro

Mike Winstead, Guilford County Commissioner, TREBIC
who has contributed to both Zack and Robbie

Dan Lynch, President of the the partly publicly funded Greensboro Partnership
whose Action Greensboro gave $70,000 to promote the bond vote in 2008
and gave $10,500 to promote the Quarter Cent Tax Increase in 2010,
the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance,
whose board members include Linda Shaw,

who recieved campaign contributions from Roy Carroll and Richard Beard
right before AMEX bought their Guilford County real estate,
and Nancy Vaughan,
who recieved campaign contributions from Downtown Greensboro Board Members
Milton Kern, (downtown hotel)
Randall Kaplan, (downtown hotel) whose patner George House is on the Board
and Frank Auman, whose partner Seth Coker is on the board.

Amelia Parker, executive director of the International Civil Rights Museum

Betty Cone, who worked for former Mayor Johnson’s campaign

Robbie Perkins, 09/21/09, $100 Elizabeth W. Cone

Susan Schwartz, board member of the Children’s Museum,
which received $100,000 from Greensboro’s 2010/11 budget

that was set to cut crossing gaurds and loose leaf collection
but then amazingly ended up spending $1 million more than last year.

Robbie Perkins 09/17/09 $100

Zack Matheny, 09/13/07, $75

Zack Matheny, 09/09/09, $100

Milton Kern, (downtown hotel)

who contributed to Zack Matheny's 2007 political campaign.
Al Leonard, Carroll Companies, Trebic, Center Pointe
who works for Roy E. Carroll III, a major campaign contributor
and board member of the Greensboro Partnership

Robbie Perkins 10/13/09 $250 Roy

Robbie Perkins 10/19/09 $100 Vanessa Carroll

Jim Kee 10/27/09 $100 Vanessa Carroll

Jim Kee 10/27/09 $250 Roy

Jim Kee 10/27/09 $100 Alvin Leonard, Carroll Companies

Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $100 Alvin Leonard, Carroll Companies

Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $250 Roy

Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $100 Vanessa Carroll

Linda Shaw, 09, Roy Carroll, $500

Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll's
North Carolinians for Leadership in Government PAC
gave Zack, Diane, Robbie, Trudy, Kirk Perkins, Paul Gibson, Yvonne, and Sandra
$1000 each in 2007.


Better is a little with righteousness
than great income with injustice.

Proverbs 16:8

Seth Coker, Signature Property Group, Trebic,
who’s partner Frank Auman is a major political campaign contributor.

Seth Coker, Robbie Perkins, 10/18/09, $100

Seth Coker, Zack Matheny, 08/06/09, $100

Frank Auman, Zack Matheny, 08/28/07, $500

Frank Auman, Zack Matheny, 08/11/09, $500

Frank Auman, Robbie Perkins, 09/15/09, $250

Frank Auman, 09/28/09, Mary Rakestraw, $500
The art of government
consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens
to give to the other

Voltaire

Henri Fourrier, President/CEO/Director of Marketing/Communications
Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The same Henri Fourrier
who sold Greensboro’s electorate on an Aquatic Center
with a non-independent, non third party “hypothetical”
that will most likely cost Greensboro millions
in principal, interest, operating and maintenance costs
and who won't release information
documenting how the Visitors Bureau came up with
a $5.8 million dollar econonomic impact number
for an upcoming swim meet?

Questions for America, December 3rd, 2009

E. Durant Bell, Bell & Company, Zack Matheny’s employer,

who's family and other employees have made 12 campaign contributions
to Zack and Robbie since 2007.

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation
the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators

P J O'Rourke

Kimberly Brown

Chester Brown, TREBIC
Who's family has contributed to Zack, Robbie and Trudy's campaigns.




Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism
because it is the merger of state and corporate power

Benito Mussolini

George House, Downtown Hotel,
Partner Randall Kaplan is a Greensboro Partnership board member

John Lomax, TREBIC



who has contributed to Zack and Trudy's campaigns

A democracy will continue to exist
up until the time that voters discover
that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury

From that moment on
the majority always votes for the candidates
who promise the most benefits…
with the result that every democracy
will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy…

…nations always progressed through the following sequence

From bondage to spiritual faith
from spiritual faith to great courage
from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance
from abundance to complacency
from complacency to apathy
from apathy to dependence
from dependence back into bondage

Unknown


Notable Greensboro Partnership Board Members

Mr. Randall Kaplan
Capsule Group, LLC

Mr. J. Edward Kitchen
Bryan Foundation

Mr. Charles E. Melvin Jr.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Mr. Jim Melvin
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Mr. Stephen D. Showefty
Koury corporation

Mr. Arthur Samet
Samet Corporation

Mr. R. Steve Bowden
R. Steve Bowden & Associates

12 comments:

George Hartzman said...

NANCY VAUGHAN 06/15/09 Stephen D. Showfety Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/22/09 Stephen D. Showfety Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/04/07 Stephen D. Showfety Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 04/01/09 Stephen D. Showfety Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

ROBBIE PERKINS 10/12/09 Steve Bell Bell Partners Property management
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/14/07 Steve Bell Steven D. Bell & Co. Property management
ZACK MATHENY 09/21/09 Steven D. Bell Bell Partners Property management
ZACK MATHENY 08/03/07 Steven D. Bell Bell Partners Real estate-development

George Hartzman said...

ZACK MATHENY 09/13/07 Susan Schwartz Cemala Foundation Foundation

George Hartzman said...

LINDA SHAW 03/23/10 Roy Carroll II Carroll Companies Developer TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 10/23/09 Roy Carroll II Carroll Companies Developer TREBIC MEMBER
DIANE BELLAMY-SMALL 10/16/2007 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
Kirk Perkins 5/2/2008 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
Paul Gibson 5/2/2008 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/16/2007 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
SANDRA ANDERSON GROAT 10/16/2007 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/16/2007 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
YVONNE JOHNSON 10/16/2007 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 10/16/2007 Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll North Carolinians for Leadership in Government TREBIC MEMBER
JIM KEE 10/27/09 Roy E. Carroll Carroll Companies Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/13/09 Roy E. Carroll II Carroll Companies Developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/23/09 Roy E. Carroll II Carroll Companies Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

ROBBIE PERKINS 09/14/07 Chester Brown Brown Investment Properties Property management TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 06/21/07 Chester Brown III Brown Investment Properties Real estate-development TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 10/09/07 Chester Brown Jr. Brown Investment Properties Real estate-development TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 10/07/09 Chester Brown Jr. Brown Investment Properties Property management TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/02/07 Chester H. Brown Jr. Brown Investment Properties Real estate management TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 09/08/07 Chester H. Brown Jr. Brown Investment Properties Property management TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

ROBBIE PERKINS 09/28/09 Arthur Samet Samet Construction Developer TREBIC MEMBER
NANCY VAUGHAN 09/18/09 Arthur Samet Samet Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 08/06/09 Arthur Samet Samet Corp. Developer TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 04/30/07 Arthur Samet Samet Corp. Real estate-development

George Hartzman said...

ZACK MATHENY 10/30/07 Stephanie Craft Koury Corp. Real estate-development TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 07/17/09 Stephanie Craft Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
MARY RAKESTRAW Stephanie K. Craft Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/15/09 Stephanie K. Craft Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/01/07 Stephanie K. Craft Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/04/07 Stephanie K. Craft Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 04/01/09 Stephanie K. Craft Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
NANCY VAUGHAN 06/15/09 Stephanie Koury Craft Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

ROBBIE PERKINS 10/03/07 Stephen Showfety Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 10/09//2007 Stephen Showfety Koury Corp. Foundation TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 07/17/09 Stephen Showfety Koury Corp. Real estate-development TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

ZACK MATHENY 10/30/07 Lisa Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate-development TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 07/17/09 Lisa Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
MARY RAKESTRAW 09/22/09 Lisa K. Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/19/10 Lisa K. Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/01/07 Lisa K. Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/04/07 Lisa K. Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 04/01/09 Lisa K. Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
NANCY VAUGHAN 06/15/09 Lisa Koury Johnson Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

ZACK MATHENY 10/30/07 Kelly Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate-development TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 07/17/09 Kelly Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/15/09 Kelly K. Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/01/07 Kelly K. Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/05/07 Kelly K. Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 04/01/09 Kelly K. Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
MARY RAKESTRAW 09/22/09 Kelly K. Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
NANCY VAUGHAN 06/15/09 Kelly Koury Harrill Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

MARY RAKESTRAW 09/22/09 Edmund W. Koury Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
NANCY VAUGHAN 06/02/09 Edmund W. Koury Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/16/09 Edmund W. Koury Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/01/07 Edmund W. Koury Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/04/07 Edmund W. Koury Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 04/01/09 Edmund W. Koury Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER

George Hartzman said...

MARY RAKESTRAW 09/22/09 Ashley K. Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 09/15/09 Ashley K. Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
ROBBIE PERKINS 10/01/07 Ashley K. Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 10/04/07 Ashley K. Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
TRUDY WADE 04/01/09 Ashley K. Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate developer TREBIC MEMBER
NANCY VAUGHAN 06/15/09 Ashley Koury Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate development TREBIC MEMBER
ZACK MATHENY 10/30/07 Ashley Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate-development TREBIC
ZACK MATHENY 07/17/09 Ashley Vanore Koury Corp. Real estate-development TREBIC MEMBER

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