GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL CHANGES.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 36 (Local) Filed Wednesday, February 4, 2015
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT, METHOD OF ELECTION, AND DETERMINATION OF ELECTION RESULTS IN THE CITY OF GREENSBORO.
Intro. by Wade.

Status: Ref To Com On Elections (House Action) (Mar 17 2015)
S 36

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 10 2015 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Clarifies that regardless of Part 4 of Article 5 of GS Chapter 160A and GS 153A-22, which permit modifications of the form of government, the City of Greensboro is prohibited from altering or amending its form of government.

    Amends Section 3.23(b) of the Charter to provide that the city of Greensboro's mayor has a vote in the consideration of the employment, discipline, or dismissal of the city manager and the city attorney. Deletes provisions in the 1st edition which gave the Mayor the power of veto over actions of the city council.

    Amends Section 3.81 of the charter to clarify that except in accordance with Section 3.23(b) of the charter, the mayor has no vote and no veto over matters coming before the Council.

    Makes clarifying and technical changes.

    Effective when the act becomes law and applies to elections held on or after that date and to acts of the mayor on or after that date.


  • Summary date: Feb 4 2015 - More information

    Declares that the city of Greensboro operates under the council-manager form of government in accordance with Part 2 of Article 7 of GS Chapter 160A. Repeals Part 4 (Modification of Form of Government) of Article 5 of GS Chapter 160A (as it applies to Greensboro only).

    Amends Section 3.01 of the Charter of the City of Greensboro, as previously amended and adopted by the city council, to provide that the city council is to have seven members elected for four-year terms as provided by Chapter II of the Charter, with each elected member residing in and elected from districts. Also provides that the mayor is to be elected for a term of four years in the manner provided by Chapter II. Lists the seven single-member districts with the names and boundaries of voting tabulation districts, tracts, block groups, and blocks specified in the listing as shown on the 2010 Census Redistricting TIGER/Line Shapefiles. Provides criteria for assigning any area within the city that is not assigned to a specific district in this listing of districts.

    Amends Section 3.23(b) of the Greensboro City Charter to limit the mayor to voting only in the case of a tie among the council members (was, gave the mayor the same status as a council member for the purpose of voting). Specifies criteria for the mayor's exercise of veto power and specifies circumstances and matters in which the mayor is to have a vote.

    Declares that regardless of any other provisions of law, GS 163-293 (Determination of election results in cities using the election and runoff election method) applies to elections in the city of Greensboro.

    Provides that this act applies only to the city of Greensboro.


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