It’s probably now safe for everyone to protest too much

Now that we know that the chances of the SBI’s report on Project Homestead being released in its entirity are slim to none, I imagine we will get more and more city council members joining Carmany and Phillips’ call for full disclosure of what is contained in the report.  Since the report will probably never see the light of day, (despite imploring by the N&R) we may never know if there is evidence that, “…might suggest that elected officials bowed to pressure from Homestead’s politically powerful founder, the Rev. Michael King.” 

From my read, it is probably now safe for every Homestead-era council member to catch up to Carmany and Phillips’ let’s-see-it-all bandwagon.

But let us remember that the two of them were pushing hard for us to know what is contained in the report long before we learned that it will probably never happen.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2006 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    It think it’s been clear for sometime that we wouldn’t see the entire report, just as it’s been clear that we won’t see the entire Wray report.

  2. Mike K.
    Posted April 6, 2006 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    If there is truly evidence of “pressure” on Council members at the time to look the other way, shouldn’t the folks that elect them know that for future races. I still don’t follow how no one else is being held responsible for this mess. If you’re a member of the Board of Directors for an organization, be it public, private or non-profit, you share responsibility for what is done by that organization. Sloppy records, a missing computer hard drive and faulty memories do not excuse the inability of Board members to be held responsible for misallocation of public funds and ripping off their customers. This “story” will never end until all the information is disclosed so voters/taxpayers can determine the best course of action for those folks involved. Oh and just in case anyone’s solely focused on Greensboro City Council, Rev. King had no hesitation on using his influence on the Guilford County Commissioners as well judging by personal experience.

  3. Posted April 7, 2006 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    The tax payers will never see the report to have the chance to hold those who might be involved responsible. I doubt that we could have voted them out of office anyhow, because these people are untouchable by the majority of voters, and are always returned to office by their district. The ” political power group ” in Greensboro/Guilford County has kept thieves and liars in office for years and aren’t about to stop now. You would think that as tax payers they would be disgusted by those representing them too, but apparently they aren’t. It is sad that even on a local level we can not keep the muck out of our government.