Records request unearths second opinion
on Perkins/Matheny trash recusal issue
"Blogger George Hartzman's persistence in asking for public records
related Greensboro City Council ethical issues
has unearthed an unexpected piece of information:
a second ruling on the issue of whether Councilman Zack Matheny
should recuse himself from the debate on whether to hire a contractor
to run the White Street Landfill."
Amanda, July 8, 2011
"Now we discover that when Danish made the ruling that Perkins
did not have a conflict of interest in the White Street Landfill reopening
but Councilmember Zack Matheny did,
she did so against the advice of one attorney whom she hired to give the city advice.
The letter from Irvin Hankins of Parker Poe in Charlotte was released this week.
How did it get "released" John?
Danish asked for the opinion but didn't tell the City Council
that she had received an opinion that said neither Perkins nor Matheny had a conflict.
If she were still city attorney
she would have to explain why she kept the information from the council.
She certainly could have said that she received this opinion but disagreed with it,
while she agreed with the one from the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill.
But not to divulge that she had received conflicting opinions was not right."
John Hammer, July 14, 2011
Perkins got asked a question about land he sold
and the buyer got economic incentives to develop it.
Who asked the question John?
He noted that he sold the land
and didn't benefit from the economic incentives from Guilford County,
which were the brainchild of former Commissioner Steve Arnold.
How could Robbie have sold the property
without benefiting from a $124,000 grant
priced in to the value of the real estate?
I believe the Rhino's John Hammer doesn't give a rat's ass
about anything that doesn't have to do with the best interests of John Hammer