The threat of coronavirus isn’t gone yet but there is one more sign that things are getting better.
On Monday, March 7, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners officially announced its two-day annual retreat and, if anyone wants to go and watch in person, they’re welcome to do so. For much of the past two years, those who wished to watch their county government in action had to do so in front of a smartphone, computer or television screen.
The Board of Commissioners has canceled a regular meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m., and instead, on that day and the following day, the board will conduct the 2022 Annual Retreat, which will be held at the Bur-Mil Park Event Center at 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road in Greensboro.
The retreat will begin at 8:30 a.m. both mornings and is expected to last until about 5 p.m. each day.
The board hasn’t put out the lengthy retreat agenda yet, but Monday’s public notice of the retreat did state that the commissioners “will revisit the Board’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 priorities, review and set goals for Fiscal Year 2022-23, and offer staff updates on a variety of topics.” The county’s next fiscal year – 2022-2023 – starts on Friday, July 1.
On the two retreat days each year, the commissioners spend a great deal of time doing a deep dive into a large number of county projects, issues, plans and concerns.
The county will still offer a virtual viewing option using Zoom for those who would like to watch remotely. Anyone can watch the entirety of both days of the retreat by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84580447884, completing the webinar registration and following the instructions.
People can also view the livestream on Guilford County’s Facebook page.
Those who want to listen by telephone can call the Guilford County Clerk to the Board’s Office at 336-641-4893 sometime before the retreat and ask instructions.
I don’t where to put this comment, but if you attend this meeting, you might ask the Democrat Council what part the current administration in Washington has to do with the rampant inflation here, and nationwide.
Just today, gasoline is up 76% in the last year. The wholesale price is about 3.57/gal. Then add about 34c/gal for the Fed & State tax, the cost of delivering it to your station – and the cost of storing and pumping it. I’ve seen $3.80-3.90 this week. As soon as the station buys more gas, we’re looking @$4.25 & up next week. Heaven help those on the Left Coast. At the same time, our Administration has shut down pipelines, cut down drilling, stopped drilling onshore & offshore in Alaska, etc.
Most people can’t afford to drive to work every day at these prices. Considering how their purchasing power has collapsed, where are they gonna live, and how are they going pay for it? New & used car prices are WAY up from the last year.
In the same year, oil is up 83%; nat gas is up 83%, & coal is up 377%. Why do I mention this? How do you think the Dook Nation produces electricity? Like 90-95% of it. So you think EV will be more cost-effective than gas-powered? Nuh-uh. Will it be cleaner? Nope.
Just look at any commodity chart for all the things we use. From gas to wheat. According to the DC Democrats, the CPI is up 7.5% in a year. What a whopper! Anyone believe that?
All the policies will wipe out the poor and middle class; leaving just the top earners, and well-placed. Isn’t that what BB wants?
The LEFT has destroyed our country.
Oil prices are a global issue. Both parties love to use spikes in gas prices to push a narrative that just isn’t true (good or bad). If you haven’t noticed, we have a war interrupting global supply. Many people then say that we need to eliminate foreign reliance on oil. That would be good for sure, but would not stop rising prices in oil as oil prices are set at a global level. I promise that any US Oil company would ship out oil for a higher price if we tried to fix prices at a specific level for oil produced here in US…..(That would be the fascist way of managing national resources).
No doubt that the spike gas prices is going to hurt. Even middle class will have to consider ways to reduce driving by car pooling, working from home more, cancel vacations, etc… Hopefully this is only short-term but it is what it is….and it isn’t a US political issue although both sides will play the game like it is…
Oil prices are global but there was no reason to stop the Keystone pipeline that happened almost as soon as biden took office. The US could be pumping oil from it now except for his total dislike of TRUMP How totally idiotic.
Our country IS energy independent, except for the current administration cancelling or inhibiting drilling, pipelines, fracking. This govt has bullied oil companies into a “green” submission. This is a political issue, and the President is playing all the cards. Our energy independent country is now asking for more oil from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and even Venezuela.
We have never has as a weak & obstructive govt as we do now.
Looks like little skippy is pulling out all the stops for the next election. Don’t worry skippy “we” haven’t forgotten you’re nothing but a power hungry liberal democrat moron. Just another slo joe not as White or as old but keep at it and maybe you’ll get there.
I’m sure the commissioners will all be smiling ear to ear. They should have a good idea by then exactly how much additional property tax revenue they will have to spend due to the 30% increase in property value most of us old timers just received in the mail. Skippy will surely spend it wisely!