One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

6/9/13

From; MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREENSBORO, N. C., REGULAR MEETING, 7 MAY 2013

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, addressed the conditions of paved streets in the City; use of bonds to make the repairs; and voiced concern for tax increases.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, voiced concern with the numbers that had been presented for the three scenarios for the project; requested that a request for proposal process be utilized; and voiced support for the CO-OP which would provide good food for the community.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, spoke to lack of transparency; enforcement of the policy; and suggested information regarding contractors and sub-contractors for projects be posted on the City’s website.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, voiced concerns with TREBIC’s involvement with lobbying as it was a 501C company; and concerns with using taxpayer money for lobbying.

Mike Kirkman, Planning and Community Development, confirmed that TREBIC’s suggestions were incorporated into the ordinance before Council.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, voiced concerns for repeated project awards to Beacon Management; stated other businesses needed the opportunity; and requested that businesses refrain from doing business with the City within a certain timeframe of providing campaign contributions to elected officials.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, spoke to budget cuts for school crossing guards and the Sportsplex; and inquired as to the funding for the item.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, referenced TREBIC influence; spoke to the representation and makeup of the RUCO Board; harming poor renters; and the makeup of the Greensboro Landlord Association.

George Hartzman, 2506 Baytree Drive, voiced concern with shovel ready sites being discussed prior to upcoming elections; solicitation of campaign funds; and requested Council make a motion to put the $1 million towards the CO-OP on Phillips Avenue.

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