Bill Summary for S 36 (2015-2016)

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Feb 4 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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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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