Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Did Downtown Greensboro Inc. get $250,000 to fund $25,000 grants that will most likely benefit Downtown Greensboro Inc's members?

"...The Greensboro City Council uses the Greensboro Partnership to launder money...

The council allocates $200,000 to the Partnership
to be used by the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance (GEDA),
but of that money $25,000 goes to Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI)...

Dan Lynch, president of the GEDA, told the council
...they were told to write a check for $25,000 to DGI
...but he did not know why.

...The council has been told repeatedly
that DGI gets the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) money,
which is revenue from an additional 9 cent property tax paid by downtown property owners,
and that it also receives two allocations – one of $90,000 and the other for $155,000 –
directly from the city.

What the council had not been told until Tuesday was that DGI
also receives a pass-through of $25,000 from the Partnership.

...One of the more interesting statistics listed
was that GEDA had recruited and retained 1,555 jobs in the past year.

Unfortunately that does not include the 1,500 jobs that were lost
when American Express decided to close its call center."

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
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

Dan Lynch, President of the Greensboro Partnership
Greensboro Economic Development Alliance,
whose board members include Linda Shaw and Nancy Vaughan

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

Susan Schwartz, board member of the Children’s Museum,
which is in line to receive $100,000 in Greensboro’s 2010/11 budget.

Milton Kern

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.
The art of government
consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens
to give to the other


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?

E. Durant Bell, Bell & Company, Zack Matheny’s employer
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
George House, Downtown Hotel,
Partner Randall Kaplan is a Greensboro Partnership board member

John Lomax, TREBIC

Al Leonard, Carroll Companies, TREBIC
who works for Roy E. Carroll III, a major campaign contributor
and board member of the Greensboro Partnership

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