"Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins voted on Tuesday
to hire Craig Sapperstein as a lobbyist for the City of Greensboro.
Perkins received a campaign contribution of $250 from Saperstein's father
and $250 from Sapperstein's mother in June of this year.
To see a back history on this subject this is what was written a few days ago, CLICKHERE .
Watch this video below to get a background of what Mayor Perkins had to say
after they voted on the new $79,000 federal lobbyist Craig Saperstein from Pilsbury law.
"In the first official business meeting for the Greensboro City Council 12-13-2011
we have Mayor Perkins reversing the past council
and playing the PAY TO PLAY politics on top of the Crony Capitalism card
on this one agenda item which was:
44. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman LLP to represent the City of Greensboro Priorities to Federal elected officials and agencies. (Council District: all) (roll call vote) (Attachment #44 to Councilmembers
...Mayor Perkins acknowledges that he has known the Saperstein's
since Craig was 6 years old
so this will be a relationship of close to probably 25 to 30 years.
George Hartzman before the vote brought up the fact that on or before June 8, 2011
we have a contribution of $250.00 from Paul Saperstein
and also another contribution on or before June 8, 2011 of $250.00 from Sara Saperstein.
These 2 people are the new federal lobbyist's parents.
Mayor Perkins sayed that he did get a contribution from the federal lobbyists parents.
...longtime friends of the mayor gets the first contributions from the parents
who then hire the son to work as a federal lobbyist for the City of Greensboro.
Welcome to the pay to play crony capitalist Greensboro City Council."