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The mainstream media write about bills filed by Democrats as if they were important and made a big deal out of state Sen. Gladys Robinson filing a bill to give authority for the school calendar to local school boards.  Right now the state sets the date for the earliest the schools can start and the last day they can hold classes.

 

Robinson’s bill was referred to the Ways and Means Committee, which according to one senator has not met in 20 years.  That is an exaggeration; actually, the committee last met in 2001.  Usually bills filed by Democrats are sent to the Rules Committee to die, but if you really want to kill a bill deader than dead, then you send it to the Ways and Means Committee.

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When Nancy Vaughan ran for mayor I called her and told her she could make a good mayor if she did not join the good ol’ boy network downtown.  It did not take her long to join.  I hope Trudy Wade will stick to her guns on the change in this Greensboro City Council.  Power has been in the hands of a few too long

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Regarding the misstatements in Judith Howle’s letter to the editor on Feb. 19, let me set the record straight.

 

My availability, responsiveness, and attentiveness are evident – phone, email, office hours, Facebook and Twitter.  Citizens find me at many public events and know me as receptive to hearing their interests and concerns.

 

Leadership of the Friendly Coalition can confirm that I have reached out, talked with them and met with them personally on several occasions as well as with others who support the coalition position.

 

No, Greensboro does not want to be a cookie cutter Raleigh and Charlotte or any number of other cities we could name.  My point was that we should not accept mediocre development and can learn from cities that are thriving and growing.  Successful cities protect their appearance.  So should we.

 

My commitment since I first ran in 2011 remains strong – protecting the character of residential neighborhoods from inappropriate development.

 

Nancy Hoffmann

City Council, District 4

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