Protest Petition http://wfae.org en Bill Would End ‘Protest’ Petitions, Limit Use Of Mug Shots http://wfae.org/post/bill-would-end-protest-petitions-limit-use-mug-shots <p>A bill originally designed to regulate car headlights has morphed into a 32-page measure that would affect cities, property owners and the media.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:03:30 +0000 Jim Morrill 53240 at http://wfae.org Bill Would End ‘Protest’ Petitions, Limit Use Of Mug Shots Bill Would Eliminate A Tool Neighbors Have To Fight Zoning Changes http://wfae.org/post/bill-would-eliminate-tool-neighbors-have-fight-zoning-changes <p><strong>Updated 7/26/13: </strong>The regulatory bill that lawmakers ended up passing, left out eliminating protest petitions.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In North Carolina neighbors can oppose development projects that require rezonings by filing something called a protest petition.&nbsp; That means the rezoning requires a three-fourths vote on the city council, not just a simple majority. &nbsp;A bill that would eliminate those kinds of petitions has passed the state house.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:35:04 +0000 Lisa Miller 31506 at http://wfae.org