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“I would suggest we look at all of the projects that are in the pipeline,” said Vaughan. “Use these rules now as we prepare to bid, not as we prepare to enter into a contract.”
In other matters, advice:
• Unanimously approved to add Juniteenth as a paid holiday for city workers.
Hightower, who made the motion, said the holiday would allow staff to learn about and commemorate the important story.
Juneteenth commemorates the official end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed two years earlier and granted the slaves their freedom, but it was not until June 19, 1865 that the last slaves in Texas were declared free.
Greensboro employees currently have 12 paid vacations.
• Unanimously approved rezoning of less than one acre at 2400 N. Elm St. for five townhouses, reversing a previous Zoning Commission decision that rejected the rezoning.
Black Rhino Capital Group, LLC filed for the conversion of the single-family residential lot to apartment buildings.
Residents had spoken out against the rededication at a meeting of the Greensboro Zoning Commission and the city council on the grounds that it would lead to unacceptable traffic and congestion in an already busy neighborhood.