Billy put up a response to today's letter to the editor;
which says "Mayor Vaughan should be asking the Greensboro City Council to pass a resolution to lobby the North Carolina House and Senate to enact laws with teeth-- laws that can and will be enforced."
which I agree with.
Billy's post also states; "On November 16, 2012, Greensboro City Attorney S Mhjeeb Shah-Khan wrote a letter (PDF) to the City Council defending Councilwoman Hoffman of my charges."
From the letter from the above link;
Now that Hoffmann signed for and her property directly benefited from monies from her city council votes, should votes concerning DGI, and nominations to DGI's board be considered a conflict of interest under the city charter, 14-234 and 160A-75?
The tenant who received DGI money is under Hoffmann's control via their lease, and is receiving an indirect and direct benefit to her property from the DGI grant, as the infrastructure improvements will convey "property" to Hoffmann.
Hoffmann has a financial interest in an entity that received money from an award granted via her city council votes.
Hoffmann now has a financial interest in DGI, and is nominating a business partner she has a financial interest in to be on the board.
I will be sending this information to Mujeeb for further clarification.
I believe Mrs. Hoffmann should not have the opportunity to appoint members to DGI's board, as she now has a financial interest in DGI's actions.
I believe Mrs. Hoffmann should not be allowed to vote on any matters funding or managing DGI.
I believe Mrs. Hoffmann should resign for self dealing;
"Any officer, department head, or employee who willfully conceals such a financial interest or willfully violates the requirements of this Section shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall forfeit his office or position.
Violation of this Section with the knowledge expressed or implied of the person or corporation contracting with or making a sale to the city shall render the contract void."
Sec. 4.131. - Conflict of interest: Greensboro Code of Ordinances, City Charter
Today's News and Record Letter to the Editor on Nancy Hoffmann, and a Hoffmann Linkfest