Tag Archive | "Penny Culbreth-Graft"

The return of streetlights and watered parks?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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City Council is scheduled to receive an updated sales tax revenue forecast Monday. Given trends so far, we can expect that the forecast will be far rosier than the doomsday scenarios put forth last fall by former city manager Penny Culbreth-Graft, which prompted the city to turn off streetlights, take trash cans out of parks […]

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Why Culbreth-Graft quit

Monday, March 22, 2010


Winston Churchill once said “I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.” In that context, Penny Culbreth-Graft’s sudden resignation becomes more understandable. She had not, as some claim, lost the confidence of city council. She was not under siege. She doesn’t, as far as […]

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Culbreth-Graft and the Wall Street Journal

Monday, March 15, 2010


This afternoon at 3 p.m. city council will meet for a closed-door personnel session to evaluate the performance of city manager Penny Culbreth-Graft. There’s nothing extraordinary about the session. It’s one of series of such meetings, held annually to assess the performance of the five council appointees: the city manager, the city attorney, the city […]

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