Greensboro Mayor-elect Robbie Perkins
called to say a resolution has been reached
to what he called "seating-gate,"
a dispute between himself and District 5 City Councilwoman Trudy Wade.
Perkins said all sitting council members
except District 1 Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small
will be moved.
Starting from the left end of the dais
from the viewpoint of the audience,
the sequence will be Bellamy-Small,
at-large Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter,
District 3 Councilman Zack Matheny,
Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson,
at-large Councilman Nancy Vaughan,
District 2 Councilman Jim Kee
and District 4 Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann.
Perkins said the arrangement was reached after Matheny
"did a little shuttle diplomacy between me and Trudy."
The mayor-elect said
...they have agreed to discuss a new policy
for governing seating and appointments to boards and commissions
for future transitions.
If the White Street Landfill
is going to cost an extra $7 million per year
and the City of Greensboro
is spending about $4.5 million of savings per year
how can Robbie and friends spend more money
without spending more savings or borrowing more?
Should it not be BREAKING news
that Bellamy-Small, Matheny, Perkins,Johnson, Vaughan, & Kee
voted to spend about $12,328.77 per day, everyday,
of the city's savings to keep the landfill closed
so they could win a race baited election?
Once everyone finds their seats,
should Greensboro's City Council immediately figure out
what to do about "our" $7 million problem
before spending anymore savings
or borrowing anymore money
at the insistence of our local press?
Or will we end up like Greece?