Saturday, December 1, 2012

"Bev" continues to add to her "legacy" with last-minute Dix deal.

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I have recently been informed that Governor Perdue will present the Council of State
a proposal to lease the Dorothea Dix property to the City of Raleigh for $500,000 a 
year for 99 years. The deal will be made public only hours before the Council of State
votes on this Tuesday

This piece of land is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Governor Perdue is 
suggesting a lease that would pay pennies on the dollar and would continue long 
after all the current members of the Council of State are gone.  

If you haven’t already, please contact members of the Council of State.

The deal violates all sense of transparency and accountability in government. 
A vote for this deal is a vote for dirty, seedy backroom politics and a vote against 
accountability. Where are the public hearings? 

While we encourage all members of the Council of State to vote against the 
Dorothea Dix deal, we are particularly disturbed by reports that State Treasurer
Janet Cowell and Auditor Beth Wood may support the Dix deal. We have been 
impressed with these two public servants and their commitment to protecting 
taxpayers. They normally operate openly and honestly. Click here to encourage 
them to keep a positive record of accountability.

We, of course, do not know all the details, but that is the point.  Taxpayers are 
about to get a raw deal and will not even know about it until it is over.
This is a horrible deal for state taxpayers. I urge you to contact the Council of 
State members at once to reject this boondoggle.

Click here to let the Council of State know where you stand.

Sincerely,

Dallas H. WoodhouseState DirectorAmericans for Prosperity –North Carolina