Republicans at the North Carolina General Assembly have approved a retooled city council for Greensboro.
The House and Senate voted Thursday for new district maps for electing council members in North Carolina'sthird largest city. The mayor will no longer be able to vote in most cases. City leaders also will be unable to redraw maps on their own following the next census.
The final measure divided Greensboro-area lawmakers and required a second vote in the House after a first attempt Thursday morning to adopt the changes failed.