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

1/5/14

Today's News and Record Letter to the Editor on Nancy Hoffmann, and a Hoffmann Linkfest

"Mayor Nancy Vaughan has asked Greensboro’s City Council to adopt more transparent ethics disclosures for some very good reasons.

For example, at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting, Nancy Hoffmann nominated her business partner, Nick Piornack, to Downtown Greensboro Inc.’s board, after voting to loan Piornack’s firm $200,000 for a parking lot that created spots where patrons of her three recently purchased buildings will likely park for a fee.

Hoffmann also nominated the architect for her now-taxpayer-subsidized project at 304 S. Elm via a DGI grant, which city taxpayers funded via a Hoffmann City Council vote. The interior designer for the same property now serves on the Minimum Housing Standards Commission.

If council members place citizens who do business with them on city boards, they should disclose the connections. Members should disclose financial interests in businesses and nonprofits, as well as organizations they are involved with that may become reliant on City Council votes bequeathing everyone else’s money.

Even though participation would be voluntary, identifying and following the actions of those who choose not to provide sunlight on their financial dealings should be enlightening."

George Hartzman

http://www.news-record.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_dd11f490-740a-11e3-901a-001a4bcf6878.html#.UsjwasvWoGw.twitter

By the way, it is my understanding that Robbie Perkins was the real estate broker on the purchase of the land for the parking lot.
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From a thread at Greater Greensboro Politics on Nancy Hoffmann's Crony Capitalism and Self Dealing

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/from-thread-at-greater-greensboro.html

Proposed legal theft of taxpayer money; "developers want $8 million in taxpayer money from City of Greensboro"

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/11/proposed-legal-theft-of-taxpayer-money.html

Zack Matheny and Nancy Hoffmann "Are NOT Prostitutes … They Are Pimps"; An Adaptation

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/11/zack-matheny-and-nancy-hoffmann-are-not.html

How to purchase a Simkins PAC endorsement, by Nancy Hoffmann

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-purchase-simkins-pac-endorsement.html

From the 2010 Greensboro funded study for the Elm Street Center hotel, of which the Rhino can't seem to investigate

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/12/from-2010-greensboro-funded-study-for.html

DGI $ and favoritism for Nancy Hoffmann's on Elm Street with DGI money she voted herself via her incoming tenents

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/dgi-and-favoritism-for-nancy-hoffmanns.html

Legal Theft, by Whoever Votes for Greensboro's City Council Agenda Item 34

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/11/legal-theft-by-whoever-votes-for.html

City Council Agenda Item 11; Investment Grant for a hotel and parking garage for the Elm Street Center Hotel, LLC.

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/11/city-council-agenda-item-11-investment.html

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

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/08/nancy-hoffmans-perfectly-legal.html

Nancy Hoffman's campaign contribution connections to Tuesday's Give Away to Greensboro's 1%

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/nancy-hoffmans-campaign-contribution.html

Nancy and Nancy

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/nancy-and-nancy.html

Eric Robert on Nancy Hoffmann

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/eric-robert-on-nancy-hoffmann.html

Per DGI's Jason Cannon; City Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann signs authorization for tenant to recieve taxpayer money she voted for

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/per-dgis-jason-cannon-city-councilwoman.html

How Greensboro works, Nancy Hoffman edition

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-greensboro-works-nancy-hoffman.html

Will Nancy Hoffman vote to fund DGI this evening, after her "final subission" to be DGI's landlord?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/06/will-nancy-hoffman-vote-to-fund-dgi.html

Ethical Responsibilities of the Governing Body of the City of Greensboro

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/04/ethical-responsibilities-of-governing.html

What I said last night

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-i-said-last-night.html

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