Monthly Archives: August 2003

The Culprit

Here is the wording of the upcoming referendum. Voting against the ordinance is for the stadium. Voting for the ordinance is against the stadium.

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The more things change…

A Judge has ruled this morning that the petition that calls for the October 7th referendum on changing the ordinance that would ban stadiums being constructed in the Central Business District is valid.  Here is the text of the summary judgement. It further suggests that the plaintiffs are liable for costs associated with the lawsuit that [...]

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The more things change…

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”  Theodore Roosevelt, April 19, 1906

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Well It’s The Same Old Song

It’s not just Greensboro.  The Roanoke Times continues to report on their own controversy surrounding the likely abandonment of old Victory Stadium.  It sounds like many on their City Council are pushing for a new stadium but a lot of citizens are up in arms over the whole thing. People get attached to buildings that [...]

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Who Could It Be Now?

Ed Cone comments on the “wired” status of Greensboro Council candidates. Ed is a deeply entrenched and nationally read blogger, every time he mentions my campaign in his blog my readership spikes – how to get folks to vote for me in Colorado and elsewhere is a challenge, but I am working on it.  At the [...]

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Who Could It Be Now?

Here is one reason that we must at least consider incentive requests, The Business Journal offers this reality check.

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Who Could It Be Now?

Hopefully some good news is on the horizon hints the N&R: Council to Weigh Incentives Request. Incentives to industry have become a necessary evil, we can either play or die.  I agree with Councilman Philips that the only way to stop the practice is through Federal legislation.  Unless the practice is banned in all U.S. [...]

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Casualty of War

Today I learned that my good friend and fellow preservationist Heather Seifert has resigned as Executive Director of Preservation Greensboro, Inc. and accepted the position of Executive Director for Preservation Oklahoma, Inc in Oklahoma City.  Good for Oklahoma… bad for Greensboro. I congratulate Heather on an extraordinary advancement for her career, however Greensboro’s fledgling preservation movement will [...]

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A Dirty Rotten Shame

While our schools are the responsibility of Guilford County government, not the city, I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on the state of things in education from time to time.  Both of my parents are retired school teachers so I have great empathy for the folks who work in the most important profession [...]

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It’s The Economy

On Thursday I participated in an interview with the News and Record that will be published at a later date.  A set of questions was sent out to all City Council candidates so that we could provide written responses and this was followed up by the in person interview.  As an acknowledgment to the importance of offering [...]

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