The Greensboro City Council constantly talks about a shortage of affordable housing, but that is only a small part of the picture. The shortage in Greensboro is not in affordable housing, it is in housing period.
There is no doubt that some Guilford County Schools are in dire need of repairs. So one question voters should be asking is: Why hasn’t the Guilford County school board spent the $300 million in bonds that were approved in November 2020? A lot of roofs and air-conditioning systems can be replaced for $300 million.
The Guilford County Board of Commissioners and Guilford County Schools continue to provide ammunition to those who oppose the $1.7 billion school bond referendum on the May 17 ballot. Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners has been leading tours of schools that are in need of repair. These tours bring up a lot of questions. One is, if the facilities of Guilford County Schools are in such bad repair because the GCS doesn’t have the money to pay for the repairs, why hasn’t Alston led a tour of the GCS administration building?