Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

City Talks Mayor’s Voting Power

The Goldsboro City Council is considering limiting the mayor’s voting power.   Council member Bevan Foster made the suggestion Monday that the mayor only vote when a vote by the six city council members results in a tie.  Foster says the mayor has too much influence, and other cities with similar governments only have the mayor vote as a tiebreaker.  Currently, the mayor takes part in all votes of the city council. The city attorney will look into what it will take to limit the mayor’s voting power, and the issue will likely come up again at the next Goldsboro City Council meeting in two weeks.

Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen (left) and City Council Member Bevan Foster


  1. Taylor says:

    I think the Mayor need to vote on every thing Maybe the mayor and all the rest of the city council need to vote on getting Foster off the council

  2. Anonymous says:

    Foster says the mayor has too much influence. Hmm…Council member Foster needs to ask himself why he doesn’t have more influence with the other city council members.

  3. Concerned says:

    Mr. Foster is clearly only interested in creating controversy. He only brings negative issues to the table and never offers a solution. He is a pot stirrer and I have yet to see him do anything productive for the city. He seems to have nothing but contempt for Goldsboro and her people. Seems to me he ought to move if Goldsboro is so awful.


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