by Sam Hieb
N&R reports the Greensboro City Council last night approved the entire $1.5 million loan for the International Civil Rights Museum:
The status of the loan has been in limbo for the last two months.
The council’s 7-2 decision clears the way for the financially struggling museum to receive the remaining $750,000 of the loan, if it meets the city’s requirements, including submitting clean audits.
Councilmen Zack Matheny and Tony Wilkins voted no.
“It feels good,” Deena Hayes-Greene, the chairwoman of the museum’s board of directors, said after the vote. “We are moving on.”
At least until the next light bill comes due. Stay tuned—this is not the last time the museum will come to the city for money. And the museum’s leadership is more than willing to play hardball to get it.