Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

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City Council Set To Spend Another $400,000 On Cure Violence

The Greensboro City Council is scheduled to hand over another $400,000 to a fellow councilmember at the Tuesday, Jan. 18 meeting. This $400,000 will be in addition to the nearly $900,000 the City Council has already paid for the Cure Violence program run by City Councilmember Yvonne Johnson in her role as executive director of One Step Further.

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Rossabi Has GOP City Council Candidates Forum All To Herself

The Guilford County Republican Party held a candidates forum for Republican candidates for the Greensboro City Council and only one candidate, Katie Rossabi, who has filed to run in the at-large race, attended.  Two candidates who have filed, District 5 City Council candidate Tony Wilkins and District 2 City Council candidate Latoya Gathers, both were unable to attend because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.  District 3 City Council candidate Zack Matheny had a scheduling conflict.

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GDOT Director Wishes For Time Machine To Solve Eugene St. Issues

It is extremely unusual for the Greensboro City Council to cut off a city department head in the middle of a report. However, the City Council cut off Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT) Director Hanna Cockburn at the Jan. 4 meeting when she was attempting to explain why the concerns of the business owners on North Eugene Street had not been recognized or addressed by GDOT before North Eugene Street was closed between Smith and Bellemeade streets.

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Mayor Vaughan Doesn’t Support Mask Mandate For Greensboro

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said that she would not support a mask mandate for the City of Greensboro.  Vaughan said, “At this point we don’t have the personnel to support it.  We have people out sick.  We have people out with sick children and yesterday we had a big weather event that we will be dealing with for a couple of days.  We don’t have the personnel to enforce even a temporary mandate.”

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53 Homicides In 2021 Down From Record Breaking 2020

Unlike many cities in the country, Greensboro did not have a record breaking year for homicides in 2021. According to the Greensboro Police Department there were 53 homicides in Greensboro during 2021, which is down from 62 in 2020, but is still the second highest total on record for the City of Greensboro. 

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First City Council Meeting Of 2022 Set For Jan. 4

It appears the Greensboro City Council is taking up right where it left off with the first City Council meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda for the Jan. 4 meeting was posted at 1:53 on Wednesday, Dec. 29.  The agenda was then amended and reposted a few hours later at 8:08 p.m.

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