Did some "Downtown Stakeholders" try use Greensboro's government to wage economic war against some "unwanted" businesses?

Ed Wolverton, [Downtown Greensboro Incorportated’s] president and CEO,
said the organization will continue to partner with the city and police department
to raise the safety level at night to that of the daytime.

Dioni L. Wise
"Regarding curfews,
Matheny said the issue came out of feedback
from downtown stakeholders
who say that minors who could not get into bars
are hanging out downtown until 2am.
Ryan SealsGreensboro News & Record
How could "downtown stakeholders"
not refer to the publicly funded Downtown Greensboro?

Notable Downtown Greensboro Contributors

Greensboro Partnership, $25,000.00

Triad Watch
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, $11,000.00
Cemala Foundation, $10,000.00
Bell Foundation (Steven D. Bell), $5,000.00
Brown Investment Properties, $1,500.00
Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, $1,210.00
Cone, Elizabeth W., $1,000.00
Elm Street Center, LLC, $1,000.00 (downtown hotel)
The Carroll Companies, $550.00
Milton Kern & Co., Inc., $250.00
Signature Property Group, Inc., $250.00
Schwartz, Susan, $125.00
Brown III, Chester H. & Martha, $100.00
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself
or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16
Notable Downtown Greensboro Board Members

Brenda Jones Fox, Guilford County

Mayor Bill Knight

Rashad Young, City of Greensboro

Mike Winstead, Guilford County Commissioner, TREBIC
who has contributed to both Zack and Robbie

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself
or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16

Dan Lynch, President of the the partly publicly funded Greensboro Partnership
whose Action Greensboro gave $70,000 to promote the bond vote in 2008
and gave $10,500 to promote the Quarter Cent Tax Increase in 2010,
the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance,
whose board members include Linda Shaw,

who recieved campaign contributions from Roy Carroll and Richard Beard
right before AMEX bought their Guilford County real estate,
and Nancy Vaughan,
who recieved campaign contributions from Downtown Greensboro Board Members
Milton Kern, (downtown hotel)
Randall Kaplan, (downtown hotel) whose patner George House is on the Board
and Frank Auman, whose partner Seth Coker is on the board.

Amelia Parker, executive director of the International Civil Rights Museum

Betty Cone, who worked for former Mayor Johnson’s campaign

Robbie Perkins, 09/21/09, $100 Elizabeth W. Cone

Susan Schwartz, board member of the Children’s Museum,
which received $100,000 from Greensboro’s 2010/11 budget

that was set to cut crossing gaurds and loose leaf collection
but then amazingly ended up spending $1 million more than last year.

Robbie Perkins 09/17/09 $100

Zack Matheny, 09/13/07, $75

Zack Matheny, 09/09/09, $100

Milton Kern, (downtown hotel)

who has contributed to Zack Matheny's 2007 political campaign.

Could not find the News & Record article
quoting Milton Kern proposing to shut down the N Club.

Al Leonard, Carroll Companies, Trebic, Center Pointe
who works for Roy E. Carroll III, a major campaign contributor
and board member of the Greensboro Partnership

Robbie Perkins 10/13/09 $250 Roy

Robbie Perkins 10/19/09 $100 Vanessa Carroll

Jim Kee 10/27/09 $100 Vanessa Carroll

Jim Kee 10/27/09 $250 Roy

Jim Kee 10/27/09 $100 Alvin Leonard, Carroll Companies

Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $100 Alvin Leonard, Carroll Companies

Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $250 Roy

Zack Matheny 10/23/09 $100 Vanessa Carroll

Linda Shaw, 09, Roy Carroll, $500

Roy E and Vanessa Y Carroll's
North Carolinians for Leadership in Government PAC
gave Zack, Diane, Robbie, Trudy, Kirk Perkins, Paul Gibson, Yvonne, and Sandra
$1000 each in 2007.

Better is a little with righteousness
than great income with injustice.

Proverbs 16:8

Seth Coker, Signature Property Group, Trebic,
who’s partner Frank Auman is a major political campaign contributor.

Seth Coker, Robbie Perkins, 10/18/09, $100

Seth Coker, Zack Matheny, 08/06/09, $100

Frank Auman, Zack Matheny, 08/28/07, $500

Frank Auman, Zack Matheny, 08/11/09, $500

Frank Auman, Robbie Perkins, 09/15/09, $250

Frank Auman, 09/28/09, Mary Rakestraw, $500
The art of government
consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens
to give to the other


Henri Fourrier, President/CEO/Director of Marketing/Communications
Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

E. Durant Bell, Bell & Company, Zack Matheny’s ex employer,
who's family and other employees have made at least 12 campaign contributions
to Zack and Robbie since 2007.

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation
the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators

P J O'Rourke

Kimberly Brown

Chester Brown, TREBIC
Who's family has contributed to Zack, Robbie and Trudy's campaigns.

Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism
because it is the merger of state and corporate power

Benito Mussolini

George House, Downtown Hotel,
Partner Randall Kaplan is a Greensboro Partnership board member

A democracy will continue to exist
up until the time that voters discover
that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury

From that moment on
the majority always votes for the candidates
who promise the most benefits…
with the result that every democracy
will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy…

…nations always progressed through the following sequence

From bondage to spiritual faith
from spiritual faith to great courage
from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance
from abundance to complacency
from complacency to apathy
from apathy to dependence
from dependence back into bondage


Roy Carroll, whose Center Point project sits at the heart of downtown,
said he was pleased with what he heard Wednesday,
adding action was needed."
How much more could Roy and friends make,
if they use the government to eliminate their downtown competition?

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