Compared to the booming agenda for the Wednesday, Jan. 26 Greensboro City Council meeting, the agenda for the 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 meeting is kind of boring.
Of course, it’s hard to top a meeting that results in an announcement that a supersonic airplane manufacturer is going to spend a minimum of $500 million to build a manufacturing plant at Piedmont Triad International Airport.
The Jan. 26 meeting was also the first in-person meeting of the City Council since April 2020, but the Feb. 1 meeting returns to the “hybrid” format where councilmembers, staff and the public are allowed to participate in-person or virtually. However the agenda states, “Residents are encouraged to continue to participate in the meeting virtually.” So while residents may come to Katie Dorsett Council Chamber in city hall and speak to the City Council in person, they will only be allowed into the Council Chamber to speak and will be asked to leave once their item has been completed.
The agenda also states, “Face coverings will be required for all attendees.”
The primary purpose of the first City Council meeting of the month is to hold a public forum also called speakers from the floor. It is the only regular meeting of the month where the public is invited to speak on the topic of their own choosing.
There are no public hearing items on the agenda and only one general business item, awarding a contract for $4.5 million to Blythe Construction for street resurfacing.
Blythe Construction met the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) goals set for the project by the MWBE office of 10 percent minority business enterprise (MBE) and 18 percent women’s business enterprise (WBE). In the past City Councilmember Sharon Hightower has complained about awarding contracts to bidders who only meet and don’t exceed the MBE goals. So, it will be surprising if Hightower doesn’t have more than a few comments about this contract that meets but doesn’t exceed the MBE goals.
More disenfranchising and skirting of open meeting requirements by Mandate Mayor and her expired peanut gallery. What an affront to all freedom living citizens that cannot address officials unless masked, isolated, and encouraged to not attend. However all the hypocritical nogoodniks would love to remind everyone that tickets are available and huge crowds are great to have at the Performance Arts BoondoggLe blocks away from City Council chambers.
The complete and utter idiocy of the “Masked Mandate” existence in this and all communy affairs is absurd!
Been wearing these bastardized coverings for 2 years…. they haven’t done a damn thing!
You think mask are going to spontaneously start working now?
How would you know if they did? Masks have never been expected to eliminate transmission of the virus…just reduce its transmission. Studies show masks reduce transmission by 15% to 20%. Hard to observe in a local like Greensboro without a control group. So what do you base your statement that masks haven’t done a damn thing?
Chris, enlighten us with your PROOF of this reduction of transmissibility. I would love to see these “scientific” conclusions. Anything? Nope! I guess they,the scientific community can’t find a control group either. Hmmm. I guess you just feel better with that diaper on your face. I wore those worthless masks for nearly two years as well as my significant other and her mother religiously due to her mothers comorbidity (stage 4 COPD) but after the scare of our lives and two bouts of Covid each I had to face REALITY. We are wasting time, money and putting a ton of trash in the landfill. You do you boo.. if you want a mask wear one, if you don’t want to, don’t wear one. In my opinion, they’re worthless. As for the vaccine, my s/o mother had been vaccinated before her first battle with Covid and has since been boosted but has been infected again. Rarely does she leave her house and as I mentioned, wears a mask whenever she leaves her house. All of our cases were breakthrough cases since we were vaccinated after our first infections. If none of these things work, why are we punishing these poor children and running in fear? Let’s get on with life and take what comes our way and deal with it. Children are much more likely to die on the school bus on the way to school than to suffer any major effects from Covid. If you want to be angry at anyone, be angry at the Chinese government. Be angry at Anthony Fauci. Be angry at the CDC. Be angry at the NIH for funding this bio-Weapon.
Yeah chris good argument it’s sort of like putting a diaper on a baby sometimes it’s only a little wet the next time it’s full of crap just like you and tuna. Get a real life chris I only hope it’s when you and fishbait get your free tickets and go on to one of the socialist countries that have been mentioned before. Damn liberal carpetbaggers
Good points in all your post. Fauci is about to be exposed for his part in the Chinese flu being developed in the Wuhan labs. The truth will come out