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]

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).[2]

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).[3]

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).[4]

Stimulus

In two contracts and forty-two grants, Greensboro received $32,694,610.58 in federal stimulus money.[5]

Salaries

See also: North Carolina state government salary


The Rhino Times publishes a list of salaries for the city here. 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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Meetings Y
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Administrative Officials P
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Contracts P
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Lobbying N
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Public Records Y
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Local Taxes 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[6]
  • The calendar of council meetings, meeting agendas, and minutes, are available and archived at least three years[7]
  • Names of elected officials, email addresses, individual phone numbers, and a physical address is available[8]
  • Names of administrative officials and individual phone numbers are available[9]
  • Permit applications are available for download[10]
  • The current audit is published and previous audits are available for the last three years[11]
  • Bids are posted[12]
  • Public records are available, including forms and contact information.[13]
  • Tax revenues are available[14] and tax rates are published[15]
  • 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.[16]
  • 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.

External links

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