Daily Beat: April 21, 2014

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Hunger GamesToday:

Gotta get up early for this one: The finance committee of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission holds a special meeting at 8 a.m. to discuss the operating budget and preliminary rate information for budget consideration. The meeting will be held in the Public Works Conference Room of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St. Two words if you’re a property owner in Winston-Salem or Forsyth County: water rates.

The Women & Gender Studies 450 students walk out of class at UNCG to pose the question to administration: “Are you the districts or the capitol?” Yes, we’re talking about The Hunger Games “as a medium for revolutionary education and change.” Show up between the Elliott University Center and the Jackson Library to see what goes down.

High Point City Council meets in closed session to discuss a personnel matter at council chambers on the third floor of the High Point Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 2:30 p.m. It’s a good bet they’ll be talking about City Manager Strib Boynton’s job. Some background here.

At 4:30 p.m., the finance committee of the High Point City Council meets in the city manager’s conference room. For the uninitiated, all council members are on the finance committee, and so a lot of public business gets hashed out in this proverbial “meeting before the meeting” around the long table in the cramped city manager’s conference room. The official city council meeting, for public consumption, begins at 5:30 p.m. Agenda here.

The Greensboro Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Hemphill Board Room at Central Library, located at 219 N. Church St., from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Winston-Salem City Council holds a special meeting with Office of Emergency Management staff to discuss the role of elected officials in the National Incident Management System in the Public Works Conference Room at 4:30 p.m.

Tonight:

Nancy Hoffmann, who represents District 4 on Greensboro City Council, meets with constituents at Common Grounds coffee house, located at 602 S. Elm St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Not to gush, but why doesn’t every elected official do this? The beauty of the concept is obvious: The elected official meets constituents without an agenda and instead responds to their concerns, all while supporting a local business.

Kelcey Ledbetter plays her music at Scuppernong Books, located at 304 S. Elm St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Rosalyn Marhatta and Lynn Veach Sadler read their poems at the Central Library, located at 219 N. Church St. in Greensboro, at 7 p.m.

City council holds its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The agenda includes a resolution approving revisions to the Revitalizing Urban Commercial Areas program guidelines.