At last night’s meeting the Greensboro City Council approved a rezoning request that paves the way for a mixed-use development on the corner of Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road. The 7-2 vote —with council member Tony Wilkins and Marikay Abuzuaiter voting ‘no’— was the supermajority needed after nearby property owners filed a protest petition.

N&R write-up raises the possibility that the Friendly Coalition might take the rezoning to court. We’ll see— I don’t see it happening. But if it does, I have to wonder how many Friendly Coalition members oppose Sen. Trudy Wade’s bill restructuring the City Council. In that case, why would it be OK for a judge to interfere in city matters —especially when the neighborhood’s City Council voted against their interests?