Commenter Stonewall asks the very question I was pondering as I read about liens filed against a downtown Winston-Salem condo development: Why is Mayor Allen Joines “meddling in private business between contractor and developer anyway?”
Answer —-because both the city and Forsyth County are being asked to kick in money toward the next phase of One Park Plaza.Read full article » 1 Comment »
Interesting exchange between Rep. Howard Coble and Greensboro City Council member Dianne Bellamy-Small during Coble’s talk with a group of city leaders:
“My question is: How much of the stimulus monies have you helped bring to North Carolina, specifically to Guilford County?” Bellamy-Small asked, referencing the federal government’s effort to spark the economy through spending on public programs.
“I’ve done virtually nothing,” Coble said bluntly, “because I voted against it.”
Yet Coble has pledged to carve out a $6 million federal earmark to help RF Micro Devices with its micro-electric semi-conductor research, an act which the N&R noted and applauded for getting a jumpp on the green economy.Read full article » No Comments »
Check how your local government rates on transparency issues at JLF’s new site NC Transparency.
For starters, Triad governments rate about average or worse, with Guilford County Schools getting a ‘D’ rating while Guilford County government gets a ‘B’ rating.
Check it out.Read full article » 1 Comment »