Saturday, October 15, 2011

Greensboro City Council Member Zack Matheny Wants Citizens To Buy Tickets, But His Are Free, any Ethical ?

During the Greensboro City Council meeting on 1-4-2011, at the end of the agenda when each council member gets time to talk about anything they wish to, Councilman Zack Matheny invited everyone to come to some family events that were going on at the Greensboro Coliseum.

In the above embedded clip, Zach talks of if attending the Ringling Brothers Circus, then "ALL NON CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT".

Why did Zack Matheny have this to say about the circus?

It is because when Danny Thompson first was elected to council during their meeting last year, he said the following in the embedded clip.

"Free Tickets to the Circus Handed Out by Greensboro CIty Council Members, Is This Legal, Ethical or Conflict of Interest"

If you would like to see the post CLICKHERE

Then we have fellow TRIADWATCH blogger George Hartzman during a City council meeting exchange with Zack Matheny:

Here's another post titled "Part #2, Free Tickets at the Greensboro Coliseum, Did Sitting Council Member Get a Free Pass To The ACC Tournament? " CLICKHERE

Now we come full circle where a sitting councilman is admitting that he is getting free tickets to the circus and telling non council members that they have to buy their own tickets.

Does anybody see these free tickets for sitting council members as unethical?

Who is actually giving these tickets, and is it legal under state law?

Should freebees be reported?

How many other events are the sitting council members getting free tickets too that they are not telling us about?

If anyone is going to the coveted ACC Tournament this year, please inform the public of which sitting council members happen to be in audience, because it would be interesting to see if they paid the $400 or so dollars for a book to get into this tournament, or what other arrangments were made.

Free tickets to the Greensboro Coliseum to sitting council members needs to be off limits for plenty of reasons but it doesn't seem to bother our local politicians on this matter as seen from above.

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Don Moore said...

Matt Brown is the Smartest Guy in Greensboro. Not only is he the Highest Paid Employee, he bribes his bosses with their own money. By distributing (directly or in-directly) Free Tickets to the City Council and Select Citizens, he is able to continue his rule of High Point Road unchallenged.

Abner Doon said...

What Don said.

triadwatch said...

good point don