City Council Members Allegedly Threat...

City Council Members Allegedly Threatened Over Hotel Plan

There are 16 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jan 28, 2010, titled City Council Members Allegedly Threatened Over Hotel Plan. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

Several Greensboro City Council Members say they were threatened over a proposed downtown hotel plan, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

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United States

#1 Jan 28, 2010
It's waaay overdue for Mr Alston to be investigated.

“Fins up”

Since: Nov 09


#2 Jan 28, 2010
"Alston has refused to comment on how much money he would make if the hotel is built."

He did such a good job,financially, on the Civil Rights Museum,how could anyone question his fiscal authority?Keep the fox out of the hen house.

Question his motives,and you will quickly be labeled a racist.

Since: Jan 10

Lincolnshire, IL

#3 Jan 28, 2010
Mr Alston simply has not adjusted well to a new city council that won't rubber stamp and roll over to his demands. I hope that the new city council will push for a full disclosure of his shenanigans and require a full public apology from Mr. Alston. It appears to be a new day in Greensboro. Go Bill! Go Nancy! Go Danny!
Mr Real

Kernersville, NC

#4 Jan 28, 2010
Mr Alston may have messed up his scam this time, good riddance. He's never been anything but a bully.
Linda May

Kernersville, NC

#5 Jan 28, 2010
If you are going to make money from something YOU ARE AN INTERESTED PARYT. Wake up people!!

High Point, NC

#6 Jan 28, 2010
I believe the citizens of Greensboro and Guilford deserve a full investigation into this matter by the US Attorney's Office. The issues here go beyond threatehing a govt official, and extend to misconduct in office. What role did Alston play in getting approval of this as Chairman of the County Commissioners? What is the possible liability to taxpayers in this deal including guaranteed contracts to be given this hotel by commissoners or city council. But most of all, since when did even the appearance of impropriety by a govt official not become intolerable?
Had enough girl

High Point, NC

#7 Jan 28, 2010
Skip Alston and others continually manipulated the City of Greensboro until they caved on the Civil Rights Museum and threw money at it, much of which ended up in someone's pocket! This project will be the same story. If it fails, the taxpayers WILL end up on the hook in one way or the other. That is just how racial profiteering works in Greensboro.

Mississauga, Canada

#9 Jan 28, 2010
From the time I moved to GSO in 1997 I've heard so many stories about Skip Alston and his self-serving tactics. It just seems he has moved from hot dog stands to luxury hotels now. What's next, a sports franchise or a mall? We finally got Johnson out of office as mayor of GSO and got some ethical city council members, now it is time to go after the county commissioners. THANK YOU MR. ALSTON for giving us "average Joe's" a reason to get mad and do something about it!!!!

Gainesville, GA

#10 Jan 28, 2010
I believe it's time for Mr. Alston to tell the truth. If he is going to benefit a single dime from this proposed hotel plan then he should recuse himself from the discussion or participation in the process. This is just a another example of our elected officials padding their own pockets and not doing what is in the best interest of the people. It's time for Mr. Alston to answer the allegations and the amount of money he stands to make if this goes through. Maybe we should have a special election to recall him!!!!!

Lexington, NC

#11 Jan 28, 2010
I guess back room deals are not limited to Washington.
Uh Buddy

Greensboro, NC

#12 Jan 28, 2010
I agree with every one of the statements above. Stop the racial madness Alston and get out of Greensboro!
Time for REAL change

United States

#13 Jan 28, 2010
If this is true, then we should pursue a recall election and oust Skip Alston.

He should be looking out for the taxpayer, not his pocket.
T Davis

Walnut Cove, NC

#14 Jan 28, 2010
So what's gonna be done about this? The whole situation with this hotel and how the money was allocated to it seems to be a pretty big mess and someone who has the wherewithall needs to stand up and make things right.

Norwood, MA

#15 Jan 28, 2010
I call for Alston's resignation There should be an investigation into his threatening city and county officials and conflicts of interest. The "politics as usual" in Greensboro and Guilford county must come to an end.
This is the most blatant abuse of power in local politics I can remember. He obviously believes he is above the law and the people of this county.
willing to try

High Point, NC

#16 Jan 28, 2010
Tim wrote:
I consider Skip Alston a racist. Why is it that every time someone does not agree with him he brings in race.He says that there is no conflict of interest. Why would he say it is not, whether he voted on it or not. He has been using the race card to create problems. When I look at him I don't see a black man I see a self-serving man who is only about what is good for his personal gain. He should do Guilford county a favor and leave the area.
I totally agree with you. I'm not a fan of Skip, don't trust him. I think his motto is what can you do for me today. I really think many other Blacks are beginning to see also.
Surprise surprise

High Point, NC

#17 Jan 30, 2010
Several years ago everyone should have left Billy Yow alone, and let him give skip a good 'ole fashion country butt woopin

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