Bill Summary for S 36 (2015-2016)

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Mar 10 2015

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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.

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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.

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