Thursday, July 18, 2013

Noise by Dummies?

Perhaps, the most telling videos are the ones coming up...they clearly show that :

1.  Roy should be ticketed as well and stop harassing our council members, our police dpt and our citizens...he should also move!
2. Theresa Yon should shut the fuck up once and for all and not send her husband  to do a man's job.
3. and judge for yourselves.

See you at the next council meeting when we revisit the noise ordinance ...yet again!

Noise for dummies...

I received a few videos with a brief paragraph describing that a few business owners had gotten together to try and understand what this new noise ordinance is really all about. 

Many Council Members had participated in noise readings throughout the past year and had established that the ambient noise in the downtown area typically registers around 72 db to 75 db using the A scale... And yet...last Tuesday night, they voted to reduce the acceptable decibel level to 65 db while using a new scale, the C scale (which is more "sensitive" and reduces the A scale by approximately 10 db so the new 65 db is really 55 db).

The results... anyone producing noise above  65 db using the C scale will be in violation of the ordinance...the violators will be ticketed, sued and eventually shut down.  

The business owners purchased the same equipment the GPD is using and had a staff member of A&T 's engineering dpt calibrate the unit for them. They are using the new scale for their measurements...the C Scale . ( I have not confirmed the credentials of the calibrator). 
Here is what they found...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Legislation vs evolution

From the N&R article today...

..."Simpson, who is white, said he sees parallels between the noise fight and emerging racial tension downtown. Both, he said, boil down to newcomers attracted to downtown but uncomfortable with what and who is already there...."

The two are related... Centerpointe residents are uncomfortable to have so many blacks so close to where they "live work and play". 
A Council member is even suggesting that some change their businesses to cater to a more "acceptable" clientele aka "young professionals" in order for the harassment to stop. 

Greensboro has not evolved, it is still a southern town full of racist white men and women...a DGI meeting a few years back at the Empire Room (to which the press was purposely not invited) illustrated my point...tar and feathers was all that was missing.

As long as we let affluence rule over content, we are doomed to resemble what Roy Carroll and Theresa Yon aspire to...and that is the mediocrity supported by council and  promoted by Action Greensboro and DGI... How many black people work at Action Greensboro? how Many Black People are on the board of DGI (not enough)? What is Roy Carroll's MWBE participation?

GPAC will not make the city whiter or safer...but it may contribute to make our city a little cooler, and cool does not need to be legislated as cool unites...
Cool relies on PSYCHOGRAPHICS not demographics. 
Cool exists and thrives in Downtown Greensboro...Green Bean, Crafted and Design Archives are proofs that cool works, and that we have it in us.

We, as a city, must stop treating black people as second class citizens, we must stop fearing them and blaming them for all our ailments, insecurities and economic failures. We must evolve so that maybe, one day, Greensboro can actually be known for something cool we have created or have become...and that is certainly what I aspire to!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

From Warsaw to Greensboro...

“I just feel that it’s the ghettoization of the youth of Greensboro,” Alex Seymour
Keith Holliday nails it...and he knows what it takes to run a city...he is simply not blinded by the "anything for Roy attitude"... Thank you Roy Carroll And Theresa Yon of Centerpointe for your fear of the black man keeps on bringing our city back to shameful moments in human history.

Next...noise ordinance to eliminate the slightly older blacks from Roy And Theresa' s neighborhood...