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

1/18/14

Zack Matheny shoving an incentive for his friends and campaign contributors down Greensboro taxpayer's throats

I believe Zack Matheny put the interests of himself and his friends in front of the best interests of the City of Greensboro.
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From: "Matheny, Zack"
To: 'Sam Simpson' , "Scott, Andrew" , "Dubel, Kathi K" , "Shah-Khan, Mujeeb"
Cc: "Turner Roth, Denise"
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:56:11 -0500
Subject: Gerbings, LLC

Folks – this process has taken entirely too long.

I am requesting a meeting to be held at City Hall for Monday at City Hall at 10:00 am.

The goal is to get everyone in the same room and finalize this contract.

WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO WASTE ANYMORE TIME.

Zack Matheny
White Oak Capital, Inc
826 N. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
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Sam Simpson is the new DGI board Chairman, and a Zack Matheny contributor, along with some of his business partners.

The building that would have received the benefits of taxpayer money is owned by John Lomax, who I recall gave Zack $1,000, as well as Nancy Hoffmann

Mr. Matheny denied Sam Simpson was going to make any money on the deal on video at city council;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw8JMDCFgOc

Mr. Matheny was/is the Chairman of the Economic Development Committee.
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From: Sam Simpson
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:52 PM
To: Scott, Andrew
Cc: Dubel, Kathi K
Subject: RE: Gerbings Contract re-sending

Kathi & Andy,

I appreciate your help on this agreement. I am re-sending the email that explains the concerns that Gerbing’s is re-asserting because it has Andy’s indication that we can work through these items. I believe these issues are still valid, however the language in the last version from the city attorney was not clear. For example, we agreed to the provision that the total compensation would be increased by 20% to $51,600 – however the language now reads 51,600 including 20% fringe, so we did not get around the original issue at hand. I think the city attorney is working to create additional point for the deal structure instead of reflecting the deal structure on which we have all agreed (reflected in the attached resolution and our subsequent conversations).

We are moving the occupancy date to as late as May 2016 due to the delay in construction, obviously they hope to be in sooner, but the construction has been placed on hold until the lease is executed and the contract with the city is finalized.

I have redlined the main concerns that are listed in this email in the attached document. We are open to meeting in person to hammer these issues out once you have reviewed.

Thanks again,

Sam Simpson
Simpson, Schulman, & Beard
125 South Elm Street, Suite 403
Greensboro, NC 27401
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From: "McCrea, Jenifer B"
To: "Dubel, Kathi K", "Williams, Mike"
Cc: "Shah-Khan, Mujeeb" , "Scott, Andrew"
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:26:16 -0500
Subject: RE: Gerbings Contract re-sending

Kathi,

After a careful review of the changes Mr. Simpson made to the final version of this contract, I cannot agree to his modifications.

The changes he is asking for, especially his change to the number of jobs created in Greensboro, is a material change to the Resolution approved by Council on August 5th, 2013. I have reviewed the Council video from the meeting several times. 

...In addition, he has inconsistently changed the date, also set by Council, as to when the jobs will need to be created. Again, this constitutes a material change to the terms and will need to be approved by the full Council at a regular meeting...

Best,
Jenifer B. McCrea
Roster Paralegal
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From: "McCrea, Jenifer B"
To: "Shah-Khan, Mujeeb"
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:39:58 -0500
Subject: RE: Gerbings, LLC

Mujeeb,

My involvement began on 10/23/2013. Mike and I met with Andy Scott and Kathi Dubel.

...At that meeting we were told that only “two or three” jobs would come from Stoneville.

...Late yesterday (11/21) Kathi emailed us changes from Sam Simpson. Today I emailed back my opinion, after consulting with you and Mike, that the changes were material changes to the Resolution made by Council on August 5, 2013.

Jenifer B. McCrea
Roster Paralegal
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From: Zack Matheny
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:21 PM
To: Shah-Khan, Mujeeb
Cc: Scott, Andrew; Dubel, Kathi K; Turner Roth, Denise; Williams, Mike; McCrea, Jenifer B
Subject: RE: Gerbings, LLC

I request a timeline of exchanges since Council approved the incentive. It has taken months, I am not pointing fingers, but, I am trying to see that the direction council gave actually happens.

Zack
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On Zack Matheny's crooked incentive package for his friends in Downtown Greensboro  

Zack denies Sam Simpson making any money on the deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw8JMDCFgOc
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Jim Kee and Zack Matheny on Connections to Contributions and Greensboro Give Always

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpuYtaNSYw&feature=c4-overview&list=UUdO3-P7LqxLXKo5pEZXjBcg

WTF Zack Matheny?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/10/wtf-zack-matheny.html

Did Zack Matheny sell Greensboro taxpayer money to run for congress?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2013/12/did-zack-matheny-sell-greensboro.html

City of Greensboro IFYI; John Lomax requests info on the Gerbings deal which he sought to profit from

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/01/city-of-greensboro-ifyi-john-lomax.html

Yes Weekly, 11/16/2011; On John Lomax's "reimbursement" for $217,812

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/01/yes-weekly-11162011-on-john-lomaxs.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did this info come from john lomax's public i formation request? Matheny was eager to get this done. What do you think a big donation to his congressional run from lomax and simpson?