Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Senate Bill #415 Will Make Greensboro City Attorney Be Under City Council


State Senator Katie Dorsett on March 5 2009 introduced Senate Bill #415 , to see the bill click on the title above. or see the bill below

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF GREENSBORO REGARDING

APPOINTMENT OF THE CITY ATTORNEY.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. Section 4.21 of the Charter of the City of Greensboro, being Chapter
1137 of the Session Laws of 1959, reads as rewritten:

"Sec. 4.21. City Attorney; Appointment, Compensation, Powers, and Duties.

(a) The city council shall appoint the city attorney who shall hold office at the pleasure
of the city council and shall receive such compensation as it may fix.
(b) The city attorney shall (1) serve as legal advisor to the city council, the city manager
and all city departments, officers and agencies; (2) represent as counsel the city, its officers,
agents, or employees, in any legal action arising out of or connected with the proper functions
of the city, its officers, agents, or employees, unless disqualified to so act; (3) approve as to
form all ordinances and resolutions, including initiated or referred ordinances, prior to their
introduction."

SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.

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This bill will make the Greensboro City Attorney report to the Greensboro City Council not the Greensboro City Manager as the law stated.

Much debate has been talked from the Greensboro City Council who wanted to add this to the short session back in 2008 with City Council member Mike Barber and Councilwomen Goldie Wells having great debate on the pros and cons.Now it seems like a bill will be passed and the only other city left to change this rule would be the City of High Point.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Overmuch discuss has been talked from the City City Council who sought to add this to the impatient meeting backwards in 2008 with City Council member Mike Composer and Councilwomen Goldie Wells having major speechmaking on the pros and cons
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