On Thursday, April 22, former Greensboro Zoning Commissioner Tony Collins sent a letter of apology by email to each member of the Greensboro City Council.

On Tuesday, April 20, the Greensboro City Council voted unanimously to remove Collins from the Zoning Commission for his behavior at the Monday, April 19 Zoning Commission meeting.

At that meeting a speaker on an issue before the Zoning Commission, Carrie Rosario, who is a doctor of public health in health education, repeatedly interrupted Collins asking that he refer to her as “Dr. Rosario,” and Collins refused.  The City Council watched a short video clip of the exchange between Collins and Rosario before voting to remove him.  Councilmember Sharon Hightower brought the incident to the City Council’s attention, provided the video and insisted that Collins be removed.  Rosario is a black woman and Collins a white man – factors that weighed heavily in the City Council decision. Buy Tramadol online http://www.pharmacynewbritain.com/tramadol/

Collins notes in his letter that he had also called Rosario to apologize and left a message.

Here is Collins’ letter in full:

Good Morning Members of the Greensboro City Council,

I understand from published reports that you voted Tuesday evening to remove me from the Greensboro Zoning Commission because of my behavior at the Zoning Commission meeting Monday evening. I agree with you that my exchange with Dr. Rosario was out of line and accept your judgment to remove me from the commission. I have telephoned Dr. Rosario and left a message apologizing for my behavior.

I would also like to publicly apologize to Dr. Rosario, the Zoning Commission and to the City Council. There is no good excuse for my interaction with Dr. Rosario so I will not try to offer one. Citizens deserve better. I would never want to bring any harm to the City of Greensboro or to any of our citizens. I failed to live up to my own standards and to yours. I regret that sincerely. Generic Modafinil http://www.wolfesimonmedicalassociates.com/modafinil/

I have appreciated the opportunity to serve Greensboro on the Zoning Commission and wish the other members of the Commission well and thank them for their service.


Tony Collins