Before I start, keep in mind that Center City park is a PRIVATE park that belongs to two of the WEALTHIEST local foundations...the Bryan Foundation and the Community Foundation.
The previous chart is part of a memo from Action Greensboro's April Harris explaining how she spends our tax payer's monies on this PRIVATE park.
Not to be left unfed, the ACTION GREENSBORO hogs are also coming to the trough and also takes a management fee out of our money to manage their private park.
$150,000 out of the total $350,000 comes from the BID tax paid for by downtown property owners.
So DGI pays $150,000 to Action Greensboro who takes out a management fee and in turn pays Grassroots Productions.
In summary, Betty Cone allocates our tax money to Action Greensboro who passes same tax money back to Betty Cone's Grassroots Productions...mind you no one knows of Betty Cone's current IRS status and yet she still gets fed...exclusively...with no RFP and no consequences!.
The Community Foundation is currently also doing some unconventional accounting procedure on behalf of Grassroots productions. Did I mention that the head of the Community Foundation is also the husband of the Action Greensboro Greenway project manager?
Such incestuous, convoluted relationships are simply not healthy for our city.
I believe it may be time to see how the Downtown Greenway spends our $6,000,000/mile. How much are we paying in management fees on that one?
These benevolent non profit thieves are now educating the next crop of younger professionals...we must be in good hands.