Judge for yourself if the City of Rocky Mount Code of Ethics for Elected Officials have been violated

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The current Rocky Mount elected officials voted on a Code of Ethics for Elected Officials of the City of Rocky Mount in 2010.  Do their actions violate their own policy?  Please read the City of Rocky Mount Code of Ethics below typed from actual copy or click on the below link to see the actual policy.


Section: Executive/Governing Board                                       ...

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Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore – Rocky Mount Telegram investigative report on validity of crime statistics

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One would think the City of Rocky Mount is safe due to recent reports published by Chief of Police James Moore.The Rocky Mount Telegram reporters Amelia Harper, Lindell John Kay, Corey Davis, and Philip Sayblack investigated the statistics and accounts of recent crimes.  Their work was published in the Sunday, August 6, 2017 newspaper regarding the validity of the crime statistics.  The Sunday edition contained four articles along with supporting documentation for their research.  Please see below for the titles ...

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Do you vote like the current Rocky Mount City Council?

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If you were a Rocky Mount City Council member would you vote similar to the current council or differently?  Please take our short quiz by copying and pasting into your browser the following link or clicking on the picture (https://goo.gl/rJxcoQ).

 

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Did the Rocky Mount City Council violate the open meetings law?

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“The Rocky Mount City Council may have violated open meetings laws recently when hiring an interim manager, a consultant for the Downtown Event Center and a new city manager, according to a public records law professor.” according to the June 4, 2017 Rocky Mount Telegram article by Lindell John Kay

To read the article click on the following link Public votes not taken on city hires

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Rocky Mount City Council agrees to hire Rochelle D. Small-Toney as new City Manager without an announced public vote.

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Rocky Mount City Council agrees to hire Rochelle D. Small-Toney as new City Manager without an announced public vote by the city council.

Rochelle Small-Toney most recently served as deputy city manager for Fayetteville, NC.  According to The Fayetteville Observer – Fayetteville deputy city manager on family leave, not expected to return – Fayetteville deputy city manager on family leave, not expected to return she left in September for a four-month leave of ...

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New Market Tax Credit financing for the Rocky Mount Event Center and OIC wellness center

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The city of Rocky Mount approves New Market Tax Credit financing for the Event Center and the wellness center operated by OIC.  OIC will received $1.00 yearly rent for 4,500 square feet.

See agenda with detail

See detail of New Market Tax Credit information and OIC lease

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Great News! Only 1.21% decrease in Nash County property tax values but Rocky Mount didn’t fair so well

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Nash County –  2017 Revaluation

Notices should be mailed to property owners by the end of the week (February 9, 2017).  Property owners have until March 10, 2017 to appeal the values of their property.  To learn how to appeal go to the tax department located on the Nash County website or click on the following link (https://goo.gl/f424Vb).

In 2017, Nash County is not realizing a typical revaluation as we are projecting an overall

1.21% decrease for ...

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Community Center wont’t save Rocky Mount

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Community Center Won't Save Rocky Mount

Link to Carolina Journal  Commentary by Julie Tisdale – https://goo.gl/d3in7h

Julie Tisdale is city and county policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation.

carolinajournal.com and johnlocke.org

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Carolina Journal – Community center would add debt without taxpayer OK

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Click on image to link to newspaper. Turn to pages 8 and 9.

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Rocky Mount Event Center: An Unwise Burden For Taxpayers

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Insightful spotlight on the proposed Rocky Mount Event Center by Julie Tisdale of the John Locke Foundation. Please click on the image to link to the pdf or go to https://goo.gl/gjFAPd to view the article.

jlf-event-center-article

John Locke Foundation

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