Greensboro city leaders refuse to adopt next phase of runoff regulations
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GREENSBORO -- Greensboro city leaders refused to adopt the next phase of state runoff regulations for Jordan Lake Wednesday. The 2009 law was designed to limit pollutants in the Chatham County waterway.
This next step requires developers to include filters and other safeguards. City leaders worry the increased cost could drive away new business and argue there's no proof the regulations will benefit Jordan Lake.
"I think we would send a strong signal to our legislators in Raleigh if we denied this implementation and it could potentially give them some grounds to work toward a more sensible solutions," said Mayor Robbie Perkins.
Tuesday's vote was unanimous. City leaders expect to revisit the issue again at their July meeting. They must adopt the new rules by Aug. 10 or risk failing to comply with state law.