The News and Record reported on Sunday that Greensboro City Councilman Hugh Holston has accepted a position as executive director of the Greensboro Housing Coalition.
That means three council members lead non-profit organizations that seek the resources of local government to fund their activities. That is an illustration of the cronyism that typifies our local political culture.
Another example of cronyism? The city council taking sides with Cone Health against the proposal by Atrium Wake Forest to site a new hospital in Greensboro. One would think they would invite the consumer choice and competition that a new hospital would bring; but instead they reflexively side with what they perceive to be their own crowd.
Citizens are somehow an afterthought.