Greensboro mulls lobbyist expenditure

The Greensboro News & Record reports that the City Council is considering a proposal to hire a lobbyist.

Other North Carolina cities, including High Point, have federal lobbyists. Officials there have credited their roughly $120,000 annual lobbying investment with landing millions in grants and smoothing talks with federal regulators.

But at least one Greensboro City Council member is not convinced. “How are we going to know for $60,000 or $80,000 what they are doing down there?” Trudy Wade asked . “It would have to be a little more formalized. I would have to know what $80,000 was going for.”

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