City of Greensboro Meeting Minutes - Final

City Council Work Session

Plaza Level Conference Room
300 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC
  • Mayor Nancy Vaughan, 
  • Mayor Pro-Tem Yvonne Johnson, 
  • Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter, 
  • Councilmember Sharon Hightower, 
  • Councilmember Nancy Hoffmann, 
  • Councilmember Hugh Holston, 
  • Councilmember Zack Matheny, 
  • Councilmember Tammi Thurm, 
  • and and Councilmember Goldie Wells 
Also Present:
  • City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba, 
  • Deputy City Manager Chris Wilson, 
  • City Attorney Chuck Watts, 
  • and and Deputy City Clerk Victoria Howell 



Note: These City Council minutes are a general account of the May 25, 2023 work session meeting. For full details of discussions, the meeting video can be located on the City of Greensboro website at

This City Council work session of the City of Greensboro was called to order at 2:04 p.m. on the above date.

Mayor Vaughan confirmed all Councilmembers were in attendance. 



City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba introduced the items; spoke to previous work sessions; and outlined increase salaries for police.

Human Resource Benefits Manager, Deb Stephens made a PowerPoint Presentation (PPP); spoke to trends in healthcare; to budget development; to increased incentives; to fertility and family support; and to consumer driven health plans.

Discussion took place regarding health cost for employees.

Mayor Pro-Tem Johnson left the meeting at 2:20 p.m. and returned at 2:29 p.m.

Budget and Evaluation Director Jon Decker continued the PPP; gave an overview on the general fund revenues; spoke to property and sales tax; to the managers recommended budget; to property tax estimates; to general fund expenditures; to primary cost drivers; and to personnel and maintenance.

Discussion continued regarding Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA); and parking fees and violations. 

Councilmember Thurm requested staff to provide data regarding parking fees. 

Mr. Decker continued the PPP;  spoke to personnel cost; to the general fund; to development services; to public safety positions; to community programs; to organizational support; to training and inspections; to maintenance and operations; to debt services; to water resource funds; to coliseum funds; to parking operations; to health insurance; and to internal service funds.

Finance Director, Marlene Druga continued the PPP; outlined strategic goals; initiatives; available fund balance trends; and spoke to comparison to peers municipalities.

Discussion ensued regarding data tracking; peer municipalities; future bond referenda; and yard waste collection carts.

(A copy of the PowerPoint Presentation is filed in Exhibit Drawer F, No. 22, which is hereby referred to and made a part of these minutes.)



Moved by Mayor Pro-Tem Johnson, seconded by Councilmember Thurm, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried on by affirmation.

The City Council Adjourned at 4:11 p.m.


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Nancy Vaughan, Mayor                                        Victoria L. Howell, Deputy City Clerk