Event center referendum effort stalls in legislature – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Political Agitator’s response: Get the over it! It was okay when the white majority council did everything they wanted to do! I say to this council continue to move forward without the support of the die hard ignant racist folk and ignant black folk. Make it happen!

RALEIGH – It was not for a lack of trying Thursday that a Nash County lawmaker was thwarted in his efforts to push through legislation that would give residents a vote on the proposed $32 million downtown community facility.

“The people should be able to vote whether they want this event center,” N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, R-Nash, said between meetings Thursday. “Anytime you’re dealing with something with this much expenditure, people should vote on it.”

The bill Collins attempted to introduce in the N.C. House Rules Committee would require a referendum before bonds could be issued for event center projects. Collins was attempting to add his measure that also states bonds could not be issued for event centers within 18 months of a property tax revaluation to Senate Bill 363, sponsored by N.C. Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus, that would expand outdoor food service at public events. (Source: Read more)

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