by Sam Hieb
By a 8-1 vote, the Greensboro City Council voted to instruct City Attorney Tom Carruthers to mount a legal challenge to the recently-passed House bill restructuring the council. District 5 rep Tony Wilkins was the lone no vote.
If you want to catch up on the public hearing preceding the council’s vote, scroll through N&R reporter Joe Killian’s live tweets.
Before the council went into closed session to discuss its legal options, Wilkins made a motion that the council instead discuss those options in public, to which Mayor Nancy Vaughan replied
Vaughan: "I would say you don't discuss legal strategy in front of your opponents."
— JoekillianNR (@JoekillianNR) July 8, 2015
Wilkins is right, however. If HB 263 is so wrong and a legal challenge is so right, then why discuss it behind closed doors? (Yeah, yeah I know–“attorney-client privilege….”