Greensboro, North Carolina

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Greensboro is one of the five largest cities in North Carolina. Greensboro is the third-largest city in North Carolina; the U.S. Census reported the population at 269,666. Greensboro has grown to be part of a metropolitan area called the Triad, which encompasses three major cities (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem) and more than a million people. Greensboro evolved from a small center of government to an early 1900s textile and transportation hub. In 2004 the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Greensboro with entry into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame.[1]

Elections

2015

See also: Greensboro, North Carolina municipal elections, 2015

The city of Greensboro, North Carolina will hold elections for mayor and city council on November 3, 2015. A primary will take place on October 6, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is not yet announced. All eight city council seats are up for election.[2]

Elected Officials

Name Title
Robbie Perkins Mayor
Yvonne Johnson Mayor Pro Tem, At-Large
Nancy Vaughan At-Large Councilmember
Marikay Abuzuaiter At-Large Councilmember
Dianne Bellamy-Small District 1 Councilmember
Jim Kee District 2 Councilmember
Zack Matheny District 3 Councilmember
Nancy Hoffmann District 4 Councilmember
Trudy Wade District 5 Councilmember

Administrative Officials

Name Title
Denise Roth Interim City Manager
Mujeed Shah-Khan Legal
Andrew Scott Assistant City Manager for Economic Development
Sandy Neerman Assistant City Manager Community Affairs & Communication
Sue Schwartz Planning & Community Development
Anthony Wade Human Relations
Betsey Richardson Clerk
Lillian Plummer Office of Workforce Development
Darryl Jones Information Technology
Larry Davis Budget & Evaluation
Rick Lusk Financial & Administrative Services
Len Zucas Internal Audit
Chris Wilson Interim Parks & Recreation
Connie Hammond Public Affairs & Human Resources
Ken Miller Police Chief
Gregory Grayson Fire Chief

Budget

The general fund for FY 2011-12 is $249,416,556, down from the 2010-11 budget ($255,316,402).[3]

Personnel costs account for the highest expenditures ($194,637,245), followed by maintenance and operations ($178,237,059), debt service ($56,065,874), and capital outlay ($9,874,826).[4]

User fees/charges/licenses account for the revenue ($170,034,060), followed by property tax ($153,319,025), other revenue ($86,853,200), intergovernmental revenue ($43,113,783), and sales tax ($37,418,480).[5]

Stimulus

In two contracts and forty-two grants, Greensboro received $32,694,610.58 in federal stimulus money.[6]

Salaries

See also: North Carolina state government salary


The Rhino Times publishes a list of salaries for the city here (dead link). The site says that over 30 employees for the city collect salaries over $100k, though years for the data were not given.

Pensions

See also: North Carolina public pensions


Lobbying

See also: North Carolina government sector lobbying

Website evaluation

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Public Records Y
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of North Carolina city websites

This information was last reviewed: 6/20/12

The good

  • The current budget is published and previous budgets are available for the last three years[7]
  • The calendar of council meetings, meeting agendas, and minutes, are available and archived at least three years[8]
  • Names of elected officials, email addresses, individual phone numbers, and a physical address is available[9]
  • Names of administrative officials and individual phone numbers are available[10]
  • Permit applications are available for download[11]
  • The current audit is published and previous audits are available for the last three years[12]
  • Bids are posted[13]
  • Public records are available, including forms and contact information.[14]
  • Tax revenues are available[15] and tax rates are published[16]
  • The “I Want to…” feature is an excellent resources available on the website.

The bad

  • Administrative officials have only email contact forms, as opposed to individual email addresses, and physical addresses are unavailable.
  • Links to zoning information are available, but the links do not work.[17]
  • Awarded contract information is unavailable, and a search does not generate relevant results.
  • Lobbyists, memberships to lobbying organizations and associated fees are unavailable.
  • Archived budgets are unavailable.

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