"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."
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.
From a thread at Greater Greensboro Politics on Nancy Hoffmann's Crony Capitalism and Self Dealing
Proposed legal theft of taxpayer money; "developers want $8 million in taxpayer money from City of Greensboro"
Zack Matheny and Nancy Hoffmann "Are NOT Prostitutes … They Are Pimps"; An Adaptation
How to purchase a Simkins PAC endorsement, by Nancy Hoffmann
From the 2010 Greensboro funded study for the Elm Street Center hotel, of which the Rhino can't seem to investigate
DGI $ and favoritism for Nancy Hoffmann's on Elm Street with DGI money she voted herself via her incoming tenents
Legal Theft, by Whoever Votes for Greensboro's City Council Agenda Item 34
City Council Agenda Item 11; Investment Grant for a hotel and parking garage for the Elm Street Center Hotel, LLC.
Nancy Hoffman's perfectly legal contributions from GPAC task force members, as confirmed by city attorney S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan
Nancy Hoffman's campaign contribution connections to Tuesday's Give Away to Greensboro's 1%
Nancy and Nancy
Eric Robert on Nancy Hoffmann
Per DGI's Jason Cannon; City Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann signs authorization for tenant to recieve taxpayer money she voted for
How Greensboro works, Nancy Hoffman edition
Will Nancy Hoffman vote to fund DGI this evening, after her "final subission" to be DGI's landlord?
Ethical Responsibilities of the Governing Body of the City of Greensboro
What I said last night