This is the place to find contact info for all your local, state and federal representatives, as well as links to information about budgets, taxes and all kinds of other information about our government & how it spends our money. Be sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom!
NC OpenBook Bev Perdue’s promised transparency. Judge for yourself!
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
If you are curious about who they are, go to the Guilford County Board of Elections website. It’s the only place online I’ve been able to find this information.
Local : City Council: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/citygovernment/council/default.htm
Meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in Melvin Municipal Bldg, 300 W. Washington St, GSO
Guilford County Schools: http://www.gcsnc.com/boe/members.htm (Note that your schools representative is from the same district as your county representative)
Guilford County Commissioners http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/commissioners/index.php
State : NC General Assembly http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
Contact Info :
Governor Perdue http://www.governor.state.nc.us/ (919)733-4240
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Sen. Kay Hagan: http://hagan.senate.gov/
Wash. D.C. Office: (202) 224-6342 s Toll Free: 1(877) 852-9462
Wash. D.C. Office: (202) 224-3154 s Winston-Salem (800) 685-8916
Howard Coble (R) 6th District http://coble.house.gov/Contact/washington.htm
Wash. D.C. Office: (202) 225-3065 s Greensboro Office (336) 333-5005
Brad Miller (D) 13th District http://bradmiller.house.gov/
Wash. D.C. Office: (202) 225-3032 s Greensboro Office (336) 574-2909
Virginia Foxx (R) 5th District http://www.foxx.house.gov/
Wash. D.C. Office (202) 225-2071 s Clemmons Office (336) 778-0211
Melvin Watt (D) 12th District http://watt.house.gov/default.asp
Wash. D.C. Office (202) 225-1510 s Greensboro Office (336) 275-9950
KNOW WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Guilford County: http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/09budgetpro/index.php
Guilford County Schools: http://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/budget.htm
North Carolina: http://www.ncopenbook.gov/
Federal Budget: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/
Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/ (non-partisan review of the federal budget)
Other Assorted Information
Guilford County Interesting Links
Event Calendar: All sorts of interesting meetings are listed here!
Guilford County Schools Indicators of Success: “saluting excellence in Guilford County Schools….showcase[ing] district achievements and individual recognitions. We’re proud of our educators and students and thankful for their contributions to our schools.” But seriously, there’s some interesting stuff there.
Greensboro Interesting Links
Economic Stimulus Plans: how much GSO is getting from the federal stimulus package and what they are planning on doing with the money.
Urban Loop Locator (It’s really quite fascinating for other things — look up your own address & check it out! Also, not the ridiculous disclaimer that you can’t actually use this site for determining the path of the urban loop!)
Greensboro Police Department Monthly Newsletter (Don’t ask me why the most recent is April 2009 — hopefully they will update it soon!)
NC Interesting Links
National Interesting Links
Thomas (Library of Congress) Bills/Resolutions Search for “legislation and information about legislation” (!). An excellent resource & a good place to go when someone tells you about a potential scary bill they heard is making its way through Congress. One of the many pieces of information you can find out about a bill is where it is currently in the lengthy process of making its way towards a floor vote.