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


A public records request was sent to the City of Burlington, on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11:16 AM

The request was fulfilled on Monday, Jan 13, 2014, at 9:56 AM, less than one or two hours into Monday's workday;
"Mr. Hartzman,

The Burlington City Council heard a presentation on Project Haystack for the first time during the Work Session meeting held on 1-6-14. A recording of that meeting can be found here:

Attached is a packet, produced by the City of Greensboro, that was supplied to the City Council in preparation for that meeting. In addition to the scanned materials, the packet also contained a copy of the Triad Business Journal (volume 16, number 14, covering December 20-26).

Regarding your requests for specific information related to the study and Haystack project, I must refer you to Mr. Andy Scott (contact information: ) and the Guilford County manager’s office ( ). This study has been developed and handled through those offices and staff from Greensboro and Guilford County should have the data and information available to provide you.

Thank you,

Rachel R. Hawley
Public Information Officer | City of Burlington, NC"
Cool thing is, the City of Burlington provided me with some of what I have asked the City of Greensboro to provide on December 12, 2013;
Why would the City of Greensboro not want to provide the following as a public record in December, that was used to sell Haystack to the City of Burlington's executives and officials on January 6, 2014?

As can be seen above, the project hypothetical assumes 216 new jobs will be created each year for 17 strait years.  A feat most likely unmatched in the Triad's history of economic development.

The plan assumes 250,000 feet square feet of "advanced manufacturing and public safety space" per year, yet not one committed tenant to speak of for the community's investment of $88 million upfront with no guarantees or claw backs.

"A broker" which the City of Greensboro and Guilford County have yet to identify, is contacting property owners in the proposed location, kind of like Kay Hagan's brother in law David Hagan, who made $586,000 off of Greensboro's taxpayers via the GPAC transfer of wealth.

On January 10, 2014, I sent the following to both the City of Greensboro and Guilford County, and have yet to hear back;
As the Business Journal reported on November 21, 2013; "the economic feasibility study shows that, if Project Haystack is fully built out, it could generate $39.1 million in state and local tax revenue", meaning the City of Greensboro and Guilford County have been sitting on a public record far before I even asked for it on December 12. 2013;

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