Monthly Archives: August 2003

Its The Dusty Dunn Show

I have been listening to the Dusty Dunn Show this morning (WGOS AM 1070) as I do many mornings for local information. Guests this morning were John Hammer, publisher of the Rhino Times and Jason Arispe, one of my opponents for City Council At Large.  Tara Grubbs was on earlier but I missed her. John [...]

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You knew what the job pays before you took it….

I received this email from my brother Keith in Louisville today after mentioning that I was going to look into how Greensboro’s elected official’s salaries stack up to our peer cities.  He found a study from a Louisville TV station report that had already done what I was going to do. From the report on the Mayor’s [...]

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Now This Is Some Action, Greensboro!

Yes, yes, yes!  This morning’s News & Record  reports on the UNCG initatives to help bolster Greensboro’s flagging economy.  How they got in my computer and snagged my still developing economic development platform is beyond me but what the heck!  A good idea is a good idea! Actually, the ideas for the community partnering with [...]

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New Campaign Slogan Unveiled

Jinni and I had the crew over again for our Wednesday evening campaign strategy session.  We will meet at the same time every week around my big ol’ dining room table until this thing is won. Lots of great information from my newly named campaign chair John Whisnant.  John describes himself as a “yellow dog Democrat”, [...]

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Speaking of Historic Preservation

It should come as no surprise that I am a staunch preservationist, so my positions relating to these issues will follow a “preach what you practice” philosophy.  A quick read of my bio will tell you that I have an abiding commitment to historic preservation. Having rehabbed two of my own residences, five of my [...]

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A great tool does no good unless it is plugged in…

I agree completely with the editorial in this morning’s News & Record about the importance of extending Greensboro’s Ordinance to Prevent Demolition by Neglect to downtown buildings.  The ordinance was adopted by the City Council back in 1999 to address exactly the scenarios mentioned.  But there are two stumbling blocks to extending the law to [...]

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Talking Trash

I received an email today regarding the White Street Landfill.  The questions were: “Did you get the brochure in your city services bill about going to the transfer system for garbage next year? Is it a done deal or not? Can you help stop it without imperiling the railroad’s support?!” By “railroad” he meant the Underground [...]

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The economics of a baseball stadium.

I sent my first “weekly update” to everyone in my address book a couple of hours ago and the response has been amazing! The email included a link to the Hoggard4Council website and mentioned this weblog as well.  The counter at the bottom of the site went from 64 hits pre-email to 217 post-email at [...]

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The economics of a baseball stadium.

Although not posted online, today’s N&R has another article on Greensboro’s downtown revitalization.  The article cites a whole host of projects (planned, in progress, and completed) that are transforming our Center City.  The article focuses on the planned new park and mentions the contentious new baseball stadium as the two projects that will create the [...]

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The economics of a baseball stadium.

Some friends have been busy setting up several “meet and greet” events around the city to benefit my campaign and I am truly appreciative of their efforts.  The first open-to-everyone event will be at TwoArtChicks located at 609 South Elm Street on Sunday, Aug. 24.  The hours are 3:00 to 6:00PM.  Five hundred invitations are being [...]

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