The three incumbents are Councilmembers Yvonne Johnson, Marikay Abuzuaiter and Hugh Holston. Please flush yourself down the nearest toilet and take Nancy with you. TAMMI Z. THURM: I am proud of my work on Greensboros first permanent supportive housing project with wrap-around services. Filter by Office. I have also served in various leadership roles in community organizations allowing me to create the experience necessary to listen and lead while building a better Greensboro. Holston is making his first run for public office, having been appointed by the City Council to fill the seat left vacant when former At-large City Councilmember Michelle Kennedy resigned to accept the position as director of the Greensboro Neighborhood Development Department. LATOYA BERNICE GATHERS: These are the three concerns I would prioritize: PORTIA SHIPMAN: One of Greensboros most prominent issues is racial inequity and justice inequality, access to resources, and better opportunities. A city where everyone has food to eat, a safe place to live, a job or source of income to sustain their chosen lifestyle, and transportation to places they wish to go. He hung them out to dry and made it a racial issue because that was the in thing to do at the time. There was a problem saving your notification. County officials have been tight-lipped about why work on the project abruptly stopped. (336) 814-3256 Hightower is also one of the impediments to development in East Greensboro. He went to the police for help and paid with his life. Its interesting that former District Court Judge Mark Timothy Cummings is running for mayor. I am not happy about the result. A North Carolina city council fired a man for 'white privilege and entitlement' after he refused to address a Black woman by her professional title. Cummings resignation agreement was accepted, ending the investigation, but part of the agreement was that he would never run for a judicial office again. We were following the law. They are an embarrassment and disgrace to our city! Housing is another problem. We are already behind in all three areas and need to find new solutions, and I want to work with others on council to bring those solutions to fruition. No supportive of our police department, giving our tax dollars ( 100s of thousands) to other council members for projects with NO accountability to the citizens of Greensboro. Samet Corp. is considering filing a lawsuit over the county's decision to terminated its contract to demolish the old Greensboro jail and buil, "This is a different beast and it needs to be handled differently than what our current ordinance allows us to do," said Mary Skenes of the Gr. Outling is a graduate of UNCG and Duke University Law School and has been running for mayor since December 2020, when the election was scheduled for October and November 2021. Sorry, theyre all bums. The two other candidates on the ballot, Eric Robert and Mark Cummings, havent raised or spent much money and dont have the name recognition to compete without a major advertising campaign. LATOYA BERNICE GATHERS: I have served as treasurer of Triad Pride Performing Arts and on the Guilford County Planning Commission Board. In the at-large City Council race, the top six finishers in the primary regardless of party affiliation run in the general election where the top three are elected to the City Council. I respect your opinion but there is no way I am voting for mayor Vaughan or throwing away my vote by not voting. When it comes down to mental health crises, we should work to implement a CAHOOTS model approach a public safety system that sends out a medic and a crisis worker who has training and experience in the mental health field and is trained on trauma-informed de-escalation. Because it is as certain as anything in politics that Vaughan and Outling will be running against each other in the July 26 general election, we are going to wait and see where the chips fall between now and July to make an endorsement. In other words, Evan, ask your councilmembers to stop making token gestures and to actually do something that makes enough of difference to make a difference. Either way, it seems like you are shilling for Outling here. . If he cannot get the votes after being on council for years then how is he going to get them as mayor. We had one for years, but it was voted down several years ago. Over my four terms astheDistrict 3representative, we were able to provide numerous positive impacts for the greater community including public safety initiatives and economic development, all while keeping a level tax rate. Invest in and partner with others to enhance young peoples workforce development initiatives, so helping to reduce violence. TONY WILKINS: See response to the first question. Box Address Just like Just Sayin said, take a look at your quality of life now, and vote smart. Ten candidates filed to run in the at-large City Council race, including the three incumbents: City Councilmembers Yvonne Johnson, Marikay Abuzuaiter and Hugh Holston. District 2 City Councilmember Goldie Wells is running for reelection and being challenged by Cecile (CC) Crawford, LaToya Bernice Gathers and Portia Shipman in the primary. The difference between home care and domestic violence is one group needed someone to care for them with activities of daily living due to old age or physical disability to care for themselves. Please subscribe to keep reading. Snap Publications revived the herbivorous beast and in October 2013, the all-new and improved Rhino Times was started. TRACY FURMAN: I would like to pause theReceivership Program that wasput in place from a consent agenda vote in August 2020 until some of the vagueness and process can be ironed out. Questions? District 1, Knight's seat, has drawn four candidates and District 5, Gaebler's seat, has drawn five candidates, making it the most competitive. Box 3427 Greensboro NC 27402 Greensboro Office 301 W Market St Greensboro NC (336) 641-3836 High Point Office 325 E Russell Ave High Point NC (336) 641-3836 Office Hours Vaughn wish- washy, Outling- says one thing does another? I see it as a duty. Imoved away for college and spent some time in Baltimore and Washington DC before returning to raise my family in 2000. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Rossabi has been running for an at-large seat on the City Council since March 2021. And there isnt even an election right now in District 4 (more on that later). Voters will choose among 6 candidates for 3 at-large seats on Greensboro City Council ANNETTE AYRES Jul 23, 2022 0 GREENSBORO Three City Council members hope to retain their. Portia Shipman, Latoya Bernice Gathers and Cecile (CC) Crawford also filed to run in District 2. They wanted that class to have 40 people in it. She served on the City Council from 2005 to 2009, when she did not run for reelection. Im ready to give Outling a chance at setting the priorities of the council. Robinson is a native of Greensboro and caught the public's attention in 2018 when he made a fiery speech on Second Amendment rights before the Greensboro City Council. Voters in that district will make their choice July 26. Barber is president and CEO of The First Tee of the Triad, a nonprofit that teaches character building and life skills to kids through golf. If they had enough support to win the last election, they almost always have enough support to be in the top two or six in the primary, which means the primary is largely to decide who will run against the incumbents in the general election. Toss em all out! What a high wire act that is. I also think we need to focus our economic development on the small businesses that are here in Greensboro. He also voted to give GPD a raise to their starting pay up to $41,500, a number not even on par with the area average. We must operate for the greater good of everyone. The Council is the legislative body of City government and includes a Mayor and eight Council members who serve four-year terms. To add insult to injury, his mother Mary, and the rest of the family was maligned, ridiculed, and given no respect in the midst of their loss. LATOYA BERNICE GATHERS: I am running because I believe When all Voices are Heard, Change Occurs. No ones voice should go unnoticed. Look at how the alphabet people have more rights than those who live right. Woke = Broke. Greensboro City Council Endorsements_Rhino Times. Readers of The Rhino Times will be able to rely on for daily coverage and opinions of Greensboro while gaining insider access to important Guilford County work sessions and events. Over the last 10 years I have had the honor of collaborating with my colleagues on many initiatives and endeavors. All four candidates in the race for District 2 responded, as did at least two candidates in Districts 3 and 5. I feel that her empty seat needs to be filled by a progressive with no ties to the power elite in Greensboro, she wrote in her application. Wells was appointed to finish out the term of Jamal Fox in July 2017 and then won election to a four-year term in November 2017. On November 15, 2018, the last printed edition of the Rhino Times came off the presses leaving the world of print journalism behind and moving into the future with an e-paper. The biggest problem is spiritual. HUGH HOLSTON: What differentiates me is that I am uniquely positioned and prepared to serve successfully for the benefit of all of Greensboro. There were no answers from the three candidates for District 1, although incumbent Sharon Hightower did respond to the email to say she wouldnt be participating. What about Mary Kay or Nancy Hoffman? To meet with the Mayor, contact Laura Getz, City Clerk, at (919) 580-4330. I decided at that time to become more involved in our city, and I started learning everything I could about how our city functions. When the city sets the standard for paying a living wage, other employers are encouraged to do the same. The Rhino has had a long tradition of providing news in Guilford County. Wilkins is a strong supporter of the Greensboro Police Department, unlike Thurm who voted to turn down a grant for the Police Department from the Justice Department the city had been receiving for years. PORTIA SHIPMAN: For over 30 years, I was either a home care agency owner or worker at Shipman Family Home Care and Reliable Home Care. Does Mr. DGI Zack know? Sep 10, 2021 0 GREENSBORO Former City Council members Mike Barber and T. Dianne Bellamy-Small are among the people who have submitted their names to be considered for the seat recently. Keep looking and hopeing. If you really think he is pro-police, I suggest you ask him to actually do something meaningful. But, to live in our city we need more. This experience has given me extensive experience balancing fiscal responsibility and investing for future growth, giving me a unique perspective on what it takes to foster strong economic development. 00:03 . The city has posted on its website all the candidates and their application information. Do the restaurants know that the GPAC is serving dinner in their facility with the Lion King tickets? Jobs that will produce food and home ownership. * Denotes incumbent. We discuss issues and outline our vision and plans to address them. Connor Perrett. Just my observation. The email address Lisa Wilson had provided did not work. It's important to note, the elections for Greensboro City Council and Greensboro Mayor have been rescheduled to 2022. I have been affiliated with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Junior League of Greensboro. I realized that trust is very important in any relationship, and I believe because we were unable to share information, the citizens trust level in the council was lowered. 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All Outling has to do is get 4 other votes behind the scenes (like they always do) and make a motion. The participation and representation of all citizens in democratic institutions and processes is essential to democracy. If you do nothing else, go vote! Collectively, they continue to blur the lines between ethical and legal all while refusing to be transparent and held accountable, The Gun Shows involved hundreds of vendors and small business owners. Petty, who has been involved with the Green Party, Guilford County Environmental Coalition and Democracy Greensboro, among other groups, has been an outspoken advocate in the case of a homeless Black man who died three years ago after being hogtied by police. Be careful what you wish for. My ongoing work with the Family Justice Center, Crimestoppers, Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, Municipal Planning Organization and many other boards shows my passion for serving my community. Matheny served as the District 3 city councilmember from 2007 to 2015, when he resigned to accept the position of president of Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI). ZACK MATHENY: Greensboro is experiencing tremendous growth with new jobs such as ToyotaandBoom and Im confident the list will continue to grow. Certainly, the most intriguing candidate in the race is Robert, who was born in Lyon, France, and raised in France and Gabon in West Africa. Ultimately, this motion did not pass through City Council. Several NC agencies have starting pay over $50,000 with a take home car program fully implemented and numerous other benefits such as hiring bonuses, and longevity pay, which GPD does not offer thanks to your councilmembers, Outling included, failing to offer it up. MARIKAY ABUZUAITER: Issues facing Greensboro for the next four years are reducing crime, increasing our housing stock, keeping our infrastructure sound and keeping the momentum going on our recent economic development successes and supplying the trained workforce for the businesses that are locating here. Former District 5 City Councilmember Tony Wilkins is a strong conservative. The inaugural class of the City of Greensboro's . Sign up for our newsletter to keep reading. It is the third-most populous city in North Carolina after Charlotte and Raleigh, the 69th-most populous city in the United States, and the largest city in the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. This is the belief that every citizen, regardless of class, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, group, cultural, ethnic or religious background, should have an equal right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the operation of these institutions and processes. I amrunning at large to support all of Greensboro. Now he wants to do both! Contact Richard M. Barron at 336-373-7371 and follow @BarronBizNR on Twitter. Need your vote to remove the current city council and mayor. Fentress is also a strong supporter of the Police Department and a small business owner, who can tell her own story about the difficulties of trying to start and grow a small business in Greensboro under the current city leadership. At the time, the city attorney advised Matheny that he would have to resign before he could become president of DGI because it is funded by the city. Kennedys departure rankled some in and out of city government, who said her unexplained resignation followed by a day of silence from the city before announcing her new job, raised questions about the secrecy of her appointment to the professional city position. When Robbie Perkins was mayor he was also president of NAI Piedmont Triad, a commercial real estate company, and had to be recused from votes when his company was involved. Print Feedback. My Go B.I.G. Are you both going to tread water until the election and hope you are not too pro-police that you piss off the woke and the east side, but not too negligent in your duties to have a full police department so you do not piss off the people that pay the taxes and do not want the crime on their doorstep. Lets show folks what our city is capable of, not because we are reacting to controversary, but rather we are visioning for our future. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Any race with more than three candidates is required to winnow down to a final two or six if you are talking double the number required to fill the at-large seats. She was first elected to the City Council representing District 4 in 1997 and served until 2001, when she took a break, and then was elected as an at-large city councilmember in 2009, serving until 2013. You can cancel at any time. Agreed- vote out the entire city council! You can compare this experience to the maturation of life as you age and mature, whether personally or professionally, the more time you have, the more you understand how things really work. We need to encourage and promote economic development that attracts and retains students/residents while also provide good wages and a high quality of life. 216 W. Market Street, Suite-A, [1] [2] 449 likes. They were moved to 2022 due to redistricting delays. Support Chief James and send the mandate mayor, her minions, & the race baiting clowns home with their tails tucked between their legs. Expand options for energy efficiency and renewable energy production targeted especially at Green Zones and all communities. Box 9023 In DWB, you must also be resourceful and learn to make the most of limited resources. We need active representation to include transparency, openness and satisfactory solutions. Roth was then appointed by President Barrack Obama to be the senior advisor for strategic communications for the Small Business Administration and, in 2017, founded Roth & Associates, which does strategic communication and business consulting. The Greensboro City Council would be much more effective and efficient without District 1 City Councilmember Sharon Hightower. It does not seem like you have been following his proposals. Outling also voted for a 5 year potentially, maybe, if we feel like it, implementation of a take home car program that MIGHT buy 20 police cars a year over the next 5 years. GOLDIE WELLS: My experience as a grassroots leader in my community and in the city has afforded me the opportunity to work with citizens and city leaders to bring about change.