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Feb 13, 2008


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keith brown

great piece by jordan green, believe me that i will be on top of this issue. Give me time to get a blog going on why Greensboro needs to have a protest petition. Thanks for all the tips. I will also have a editorial in the Greensboro News and Record in the next few days please let me know of any people who would like to help me in this issue. I know that the powers to be are not going want to pass this issue so we really need to keep in touch with the Guilford County State Legislatures on this issue.

keith brown

bill for North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
Senate Bill

An act Amending the Greensboro City Charter with respect to ZONING PROTEST PETITIONS

Section 1. The charter of the City of Greensboro being chapter 29 house bill 127 section 11 of the 1971 Law Session as amended, is amended by adding the following . The City of Greensboro is hereby NOT exempted from those provisions of G.S.160a-385 and G.S.160a-386 specifically relating to Protest Petitions on zoning matters.

Section 2. If a rezoning protest petition is filed under the authority of the North Carolina General Statute160a-385 and 160-386 in opposition to a rezoning request, the Greensboro City Council cannot approve the request unless it does so by a vote of three-fourths of all Council members being a super majority. A simple majority can approve all other requests. To file a rezoning protest, the petition must:
1. Be signed by the owner(s) (including both husband and wife if there is joint ownership) of 20% or more of the area of the lots included in the proposed change or
2. Be signed by the owner(s) of property which represents five percent 5% or more of a 100 foot wide buffer extending along the entire boundary of the property to be rezoned. A street right of way shall not be considered in computing the 100 foot buffer area as long as that street right of way is 100 foot wide or less
3. The protest petition must be delivered by 5:00 pm no less than 2 full working days before the hearing date, not including the actual day of the hearing and not including any holidays, Saturdays or Sundays.
4. When less than an entire parcel of land is being rezoned, the 100 foot buffer shall be measured from the property line of the entire parcel.

Section 3. This act applies to the City of Greensboro to conform with all aspects of North General Statute 160A-385 and 386.

Section 4This act is effective when it becomes law.

keith brown

i reckon nobody in greensboro gives a rats you know what about this injustice to the citizens of greensboro. I need all of you to call your local city and state representatives and ask them to bring back the protest petition to Greensboro just like every other city in this state has a Protest Petition, 37 years of exemption is enough. Lets go guys start calling or e mailing. It is not that hard to do.

Ed Cone

Keith is doing his part.

keith brown

to the citizens of greensboro enclosed is a list of your state representatives. It is these people who you need to e mail and state that you would like to see the Protest Petition in Greensboro back in the zoning process 37 years is enough.
Alma Adams
John Blust
Pricey Harrison
Maggie Jeffus
Earl Jones
Laura Wiley
Katie Dorsett
Kay Hagan

Let them know about the Protest Petition.

keith brown

i would like to let everyone know that there is going to be the answers to the question of the week in regards to protest petitions in Sundays Greensboro News and Record. Thanks to everyone on this issue

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