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Special Session, Bill Act to Limit Local Authority

March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016
Contact: Scott Mooneyham
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Special Session, Bill Act to Limit Local Authority

Meyer: Bill Undermines Local Residents’ Political Power
(RALEIGH)  -- The decision by the North Carolina General Assembly to hold a special session and address a City of Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance with a statewide response ignores that members of the Charlotte of City Council, who approved that ordinance, are elected and held accountable by local residents. In response to the decision to move ahead with a statewide bill, Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, made the following statement:

“Placing limits on local decision-making authority ultimately is a limit on the political power of local residents. Those residents can and do hold local officials responsible for their decisions. The League has and will continue to oppose legislation like this which pre-empts local decision-making and undermines the political power of local residents.”

About the League

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities.
For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham