Monday 11 Nov 2019

Council Seat To Remain Empty Until Election

Voters will be responsible for filling the vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council.

Monday evening, the council voted to leave the District 3 council seat open until the November election.

City Attorney Ron Lawrence said, given the timeframe, it was up to the council whether they wanted to fill the seat or let the voters decide in less than three months.

Councilman Gene Aycock noted the city would not be able to fill the vacancy until at least mid-September, so it makes sense to wait until the November election.

Councilman Antonio Williams voiced concerns about the representation for District 3 citizens in the meantime.

Mayor Chuck Allen assures District 3 residents would still be heard.

The seat opened up when Mark Stevens officially resigned as the District 3 representative earlier this month.

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