IS Department Not Hacking ItOne might think that, as election season went into full swing, it would have been helpful if staff at the Guilford County Board of Elections could have posted things on the county's election website. Voters and candidates alike would no doubt have found it beneficial to know things like when the filing period to run for office opened and closed, which candidates had entered which races – as well as being able to access other public election records such as campaign finance reports.
Greensboro Wants To Be Hit In Google SearchThe prospect of attracting Google's first-in-the-nation fiber-to-the-premises broadband trial to Greensboro has companies, universities and just plain internet speed freaks salivating – but Greensboro is a long-shot candidate and the sketchy Google proposal has so far raised more questions than it has answered.
More Question Mass RezoningNormally when you see a presentation by city government officials at a community meeting, the city officials are very authoritative and appear to have all the facts and figures at their fingertips.
November Commissioner Races a FormalityThere are 11 seats on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and, this year, five of those seats are up for grabs: Districts 1, 2, 3, 6 and 9. However, barring a write-in campaign surprise of historic proportions, District 1 Commissioner Bruce Davis, District 6 Commissioner Kay Cashion and District 9 Commissioner Carolyn Coleman will keep their seats, because the filing period to run is now closed and all three commissioners are running unopposed in both the primary and the general election.
Inmate Population Falls As Jail RisesA 2005 study of Guilford County's jail situation predicted a highly escalating jail population for the county's jails in the years following the study and, based largely on that prediction, the report also found it was an absolute necessity for Guilford County to build a new jail – something that's now happening in downtown Greensboro after voters approved a May 2008 jail bond referendum.
High Point Spends $673K On DC LobbyistHigh Point City Manager Strib Boynton on Monday, March 1 made a pitch to the High Point City Council for continuing the city's lobbying in Washington, DC – on which High Point has spent $673,000 since July 2004.
County Grills Schools On Office StaffingMeetings of a joint budget committee of the Guilford County Board of Education and the Guilford County Board of Commissioners are turning oddly collegial after months of fighting.