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Not a good time to be asking for economic incentives

Proctor & Gamble will will request a total of $2 million in local incentives to make improvements to its local plant.

P&G’s request comes as Guilford County is grappling with a $41 million budget deficit, and today we learn the City of Greensboro is facing a $6 million budget gap:

The budget estimate doesn’t take into account items on some council members’ wish lists, such as better roadside leaf collection, renovation of the new police headquarters or five new clay courts at the Spencer Love Tennis Center.

Connie Hammond, director of human resources, asked the council to add $182,175 in pay increases to the budget as salary adjustments recommended in last year’s compensation study.

At Monday’s meeting, the city staff proposed using two-thirds bonds to fund a variety of projects.

P&G will present its request to the City Council on Feb. 5, the same night the downtown performing arts center task force is scheduled to give its final presentation.

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