The Greensboro City Council will hold a special meeting next week to revisit its approval of a $300,000 loan to Black Network Television, the city just announced. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2.
Council approved the loan in a 7-2 vote on June 18, with Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann and Councilman Tony Wilkins voting against the item. Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small abstained from voting, saying that she felt uncomfortable about the decision. Her absention counted as an affirmative vote because sh wasn't formally excused. (YES! Weekly mistakenly reported that Councilman Zack Matheny, rather than Hoffmann, voted against the item. We regret the error.)
The city said this afternoon that the council will hold the special meeting "for the purpose of considering and amending" the resolution for the 120-month $300,000 loan to Black Network Television. The company plans to produce a family sitcom in Greensboro.
UPDATE: The city sent out a press release on the afternoon of July 1 saying the meeting tomorrow is canceled. No information about rescheduling the meeting was provided.