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Old 07-05-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Ok, so because she wanted to do something that would benefit the vast majority of Greensboro taxpayers and save them money makes her bad. Anything else, or is that all you have?
For once I agree with the Governor. If she wants to be a local politician, then do it. Punishing people she doesn't like because her feelings got hurt is too far-reaching. Limiting our representation has nothing to do with a landfill.
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Ok, so because she wanted to do something that would benefit the vast majority of Greensboro taxpayers and save them money makes her bad. Anything else, or is that all you have?
No, what makes her "bad" is the fact that lost her political battle to reopen the landfill, and like a petulant child, she comes back to use an egregious abuse of power to enact personal revenge against those who dared disagree with her. She's obviously not familiar with the saying "It's politics, not personal".
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:51 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Ok, so because she wanted to do something that would benefit the vast majority of Greensboro taxpayers and save them money makes her bad. Anything else, or is that all you have?
You're in Floordah.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The city of Greensboro will plan to file a lawsuit to stop the new redistricting law. If this goes to the state supreme court, I'm willing to bet they'll rule in the city's favor. The law is unconstitutional in the state of North Carolina.

"Wade folded the redistricting into the separate House Bill 263, which originally sought changes to Trinity’s City Council. That bill was defeated by a strong majority of House members and sent to a conference committee composed almost entirely of proponents of the Greensboro redistricting.
That committee introduced a new, revised redistricting map that included a provision that would make Greensboro the only city in North Carolina that cannot change its own council structure or voting districts without permission from the state"

All I can say is wow. That just sounds ridiculous and its 100% about politics. Greensboro is becoming more and more liberal and Trudy Wade and the GOP see that the urban areas are making it difficult for them. BTW such changes to the structure of city council and the districts would make it more difficult for projects such as the performing arts center to pass through city council.

I just don't see the courts siding with the state on this one because if it applies to Greensboro, it would have to apply to every municipality in the state. The state cant single out any city as it choses. The state has no business messing with the structure of local governments and the VAST majority of Greensboro is against it. The governor is against it because there is an election coming up next year and he doesn't want a controversial issue such as this being the reason he is voted out of office.


Greensboro council bill gets public hearing, lawsuit may be next - Greensboro News & Record: News

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Old 07-07-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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No, what makes her "bad" is the fact that lost her political battle to reopen the landfill, and like a petulant child, she comes back to use an egregious abuse of power to enact personal revenge against those who dared disagree with her. She's obviously not familiar with the saying "It's politics, not personal".
pay back literally is a bitc_. It appears that this was the reason Trudy Wade became a state senator.

people if you don't like whats going on and are tired of this BS, VOTE.

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Old 07-07-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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pay back literally is a bitc_. It appears that this was the reason Trudy Wade became a state senator.

people if you don't like whats going on and are tired of this BS, VOTE.
Right. That will happen in a big way.

Greensboro council bill gets public hearing, lawsuit may be next - Greensboro News & Record: News

There will be a public hearing tomorrow night.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The city of Greensboro plans to file a lawsuit in federal court and will proceed to sue the state.

"I think we're sending a strong message," said Mayor Nancy Vaughan. "There are significant constitutional issues with this bill. The right to a referendum was taken away and the ability to redistrict ourselves. We're the only city, town or village in the entire state that has been singled out this way."

Greensboro plans to sue state over council restructuring (VIDEO) - Greensboro News & Record: News
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:14 AM
 
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I'm hoping the Greensboro is successful in its challenge. The State government in the last few years have really gone out of their way to make to interfere in local governments affairs and their operations.

I thought the GOP was supposed to be about smaller and less intrusive government?!
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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I also understand that this will make Greensboro the only municipality in the state that will be required to receive state approval for any future structural changes. Is anyone clear on why Greensboro is being singled out like this? What's the stated goal of this effort?
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Asheville & Charlotte sued the state not long ago and got rulings in our favor.

State legislators told us that we (the cities) are throwing water balloons at them while they (legislators) have bazooka's. They also called the urban areas arrogant
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