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Of Grandstanding and Budget Wrangling

Of Grandstanding and Budget Wrangling

by Anthony Mercando Government Analyst Editor’s note: Imagine you’ve never attended a municipal meeting. For too many of us, it’s no stretch: Residents seem to attend – the few who ever will, at any point in their lives – only when something “directly affects” them. This despite the fact that every decision of those who […]


And So It Begins…

Guardian Staff Report The November election proved a turning point for Greenville’s city council. Marion Blackburn, who held the district 3 seat since 2009, was replaced by 23-year-old McLean Godley. In D5, 32-year-old P.J. Connelly defeated one-termer Dr. Richard Croskery, who won the seat in 2013. It remains to be seen how the new mix […]


February Council Review

February Council Review

by Lisa Wilbourne Greenville’s City Council held three regular meetings (Feb. 11, 14, 25) instead of the usual two this month. The following is a breakdown of what they did. Split vote decisions are listed first (watch for a separate article on the debates surrounding these votes); unanimous votes second. Items council did not vote […]


Circus Maximus

This photo belongs to City of Greenville, NC. Photo by Steve Hawley

Greenville city councilmember Max Joyner played to pity in attempting to justify the last-minute pay raise council granted itself and the mayor at its June 14th meeting. Check out the meeting video. Click here, then advance the video to the 1:44:45 mark. Joyner says: “If you’re going to put me in charge of a $114 […]


Council cuts budget, tries to keep services intact

Council cuts budget, tries to keep services intact

By Lisa Wilbourne On Monday May 7, City Council heard a report on Bradford Creek Golf Course. The council unanimously agreed that the golf course provides an important service for the city’s residents and voted, also unanimously, to move the golf course from its classification as an Enterprise Fund, i.e., 100% self-supporting from fees collected, and […]


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