Greensboro council hires law firm to fight against bill to restructure city council

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city has retained a law firm to lobby the General Assembly on the controversial bill to restructure the city council.

The firm — Brooks Pierce, with offices in Greensboro, Raleigh and Wilmington — is also helping the city form a legal strategy, should the fight go to court.

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Councilman Tony Wilkins, who supports much of Senate Bill 36, objected to the council spending $25,000 to lobby on the issue, describing it as “a total waste.”

“I think this could very well be an election issue,” Wilkins said, asking who authorized the contract.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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