Letter – Refusal to Sign Resolution Opposing NC House Bill 5

February 8, 2011

To Whom It May Concern,

Last night the Kinston City Council voted unanimously to oppose House Bill 5 entitled “Kinston Annexation Repealed”.  The current City Council makes a compelling argument that “House Bill 5 restricts the ability of locally elected officials to make the best decisions, based on current law, for the area they represent.”  However, as Mayor of the City of Kinston I disagree that House Bill 5 is intended to usurp the power of locally elected officials, but rather the bill is a means to end of an undemocratic, but legal process used by the City of Kinston.

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Refusal to Sign Resolution Opposing NC House Bill 5