- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Greensboro City Council is planning on suing the state over a new law that restructures the council.

The News & Record (https://bit.ly/1KXIFzs ) reports that the council voted 8-1 on Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the state law, which passed last week.

Mayor Nancy Vaughan says the lawsuit is necessary because the newly passed House Bill 263 makes Greensboro the only municipality that can no longer restructure its City Council and draw its own district lines.

Councilman Tony Wilkins says he voted against taking legal action because he doesn’t believe the city can win the lawsuit.

The vote came after a public hearing on the issue that lasted more than two hours. Among the 60 people who spoke, proponents of a lawsuit outnumbered opponents by about a 2-1 ratio.

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Information from: News & Record, https://www.news-record.com

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