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

8/19/13

Nancy Hoffman's perfectly legal contributions from GPAC task force members, as confirmed by city attorney S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan

•Betty Cone (Carolina Theatre, Hon. Chairwoman of the Board; Downtown Greensboro Inc., Past Chairwoman of the Board)
•Dr. Gene LeBauer (LeBauer Medical Center)
•Dr. Sam LeBauer (Retired)
Kathy Manning (Attorney; Board Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America)
•Reid Phillips (Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP)

http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/elections_cms/docs/2013/midyr/HOFFMANN_NANCY_midyr13.pdf
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"Mayor and Council:

...The mere fact that Mr. [X] is a donor to Councilmember [Y's] campaign, or will be hosting a fundraising event... does not create a conflict for which he would need to ask the Council to excuse him from voting on an item.

What must be considered is if a conflict of interest exists either under N.C.G.S. §§160A-75 or 14-234, or the City of Greensboro’s Charter, or the City’s Conflict of Interest Policy. ...Direct or indirect benefits are considered under the City’s conflict of interest policy and typically involve financial interests for the Councilmember, his or her immediate family, their partner, or an organization which employs or is about to employ the member, family member or partner.

...Whether or not the vote impacts or involves campaign contributions is irrelevant to whether or not there is a conflict of interest.

Mujeeb

S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan
CITY ATTORNEY
OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
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What's important here is when Mujeeb states; "What must be considered is if a conflict of interest exists either under N.C.G.S. §§160A-75 or 14-234, or the City of Greensboro’s Charter, or the City’s Conflict of Interest Policy."

Before this letter, Mujeeb only quoted §160A-75 as "What must be considered".

Ethical Responsibilities of the Governing Body of the City of Greensboro
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What guarantee does the City have that "over $20 million in private funds pledged for the GPAC" will be received?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-guarantee-does-city-have-that-over.html

On GPAC and the Community Foundation

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-gpac-and-community-foundation.html

Theoretically, the new GPAC proposal could work if...

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/08/theoretically-new-gpac-proposal-could.html

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