Protest Petition

Charlotte Observer
11:03 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Bill Would End ‘Protest’ Petitions, Limit Use Of Mug Shots

Cornelius Republican state Sen. Jeff Tarte

A bill originally designed to regulate car headlights has morphed into a 32-page measure that would affect cities, property owners and the media.

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Local News
9:35 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Bill Would Eliminate A Tool Neighbors Have To Fight Zoning Changes

Updated 7/26/13: The regulatory bill that lawmakers ended up passing, left out eliminating protest petitions. 

In North Carolina neighbors can oppose development projects that require rezonings by filing something called a protest petition.  That means the rezoning requires a three-fourths vote on the city council, not just a simple majority.  A bill that would eliminate those kinds of petitions has passed the state house. 


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