Add former Congressman Howard Coble to the list of prominent Republicans opposing SB 36, Sen. Trudy Wade's bill which would reshape the city council and make the mayor a non-voting member.
Proposed Council Redistricting
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Residents packed into City Hall on Thursday night to get two minutes in front of their legislative delegation.
Many had the same message: They do not like Sen. Trudy Wade’s bill to reconfigure the Greensboro City Council.
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Senate Bill 36, a bill proposed by Trudy Wade to reorganize Greensboro City Council districts.
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City Council members spoke out on Sen. Trudy Wade's bill to reshape the council in a City Hall news conference this afternoon.
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The legislation puts four current City Council members and Mayor Nancy Vaughan in the same newly drafted District 4, which means Council members Mike Barber, Marikay Abuzuaiter, Zack Matheny and Nancy Hoffmann would have to run against each other for a single seat.
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"The bill should have originated with the people of Greensboro since they are the ones affected by it," Coble said Thursday night after a dinner in his honor hosted by Family Promise of Greensboro.
The long-time U.S. congressman represented the 6th Congressional District, which includes Guilford County, for 30 years.
Sheriff BJ Barnes, one of the county's longest-serving Republicans, said last week that the proposal should be put to a referendum. Coble also believes the people should get a vote.
"Don't deprive the citizens of Greensboro of their voting rights, and don't deprive the mayor of her right to vote," Coble said. Now a resident of Wellspring retirement community, Coble is among the citizens who would be affected.
Coble said he has received 60 or 75 calls about the bill from people who oppose it. He thinks the legislature will probably approve the bill, but he thinks they shouldn't.
"It's depriving people of their rights," Coble said.