Local Sunlight Spotlight


Triad Watch, from North Carolina, has great posts about the Mayor of Greensboro and the County Commissioner being offered free rides from North Carolina to Washington D.C. from a local developer.  Triad Watch and another blog question how ethical this trip is.  In response the trip was postponed when it was deemed to violate laws regarding gifts to elected officials.

Ed Cone writes today that local elected officials are flying to Washington D.C. to meet with our elected federal officials on securing federal money for a redevelopment project which the News & Record talked about CLICKHERE.

Here is the part of the post that needs to get a closer look and scrutiny, Ed Cone writes this,”The group will be flown to DC at no tax-payer expense by developer Roy Carroll, says Johnson.” Here is the post CLICKHERE

We have a local developer in Roy Carroll who also has a local Political Action Committee call “North Carolinians for Leadership in Government ” giving free airplane rides to local elected politicians in Mayor Johnson and Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston.

Is it ethical and or legal for a local developer who already got tax incentives from both the greensboro city council and guilford county commissioners flying local elected officials to Washington D.C. ?

How will Roy Carroll report this on his political action committee?

These are some of the questions that need to be answered or talked about.

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  • Jeff Skills

    Sure it was ethical. Nothing was hidden. Simple as offering a ride to a someone that has plans to help out a city.

  • thanks for this post. Sunlight Foundation does a lot of great work and it is also great to highlight on a local level as well.

  • cacus

  • If the development of the people can not be provided for by a local devolper then were do these local officials find the support from. If congress can acaus on any giving bill to some area of there commitee leader decides for it to be. Then why not help those local leaders to get their business annonced in Washington D.C. at the expense of their own governmental body. But be watchful of the perdium costs.