The Watch Dog response: This is some good news for Rocky Mount. Lige Daughtridge and Robbie Davis wanted to get the 60 day delay because they wanted the General Assembly to go into session and then maybe they could possibly get it blocked. Some folk are trying to stop the DFC from coming but it looks like God is all in this so they may as well get onboard or just sit down and shut up. Oh no keep on talking.
The Local Government Commission on Friday approved the sale of special obligation bonds that will be used to finance the construction and equipping of the proposed Downtown Community Facility in a 5-2 vote, and the committee members weren’t the only ones split on the decision.
Members of The Community Council, a Rocky Mount nonprofit group, spoke before the commission about their concerns with the sale of the bonds. Lige Daughtridge, president of The Community Council, said the group’s decision to attend the meeting had been in the works for a long time.
“We knew from the beginning this would have to be fought at the Local Government Commission,” Daughtridge said.
He added the Community Council attended Friday’s meeting in Raleigh to request the commission delay its decision on the bonds by 60 days. (Read more)