WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Just like any big business, the City of Wilmington will lobby the state legislature next year when it begins its session. There'll be a big difference though. For the first time in more than 100 years, Republicans will run the show.
City Manager Sterling Cheatham put together a wish-list to present to the local legislative delegation. Some of the highlights include:
> An option to raise sales tax for transportation projects
> Assist the city to fund the Cape Fear Skyway
> Protect the city's right to annex
> Charge bars an extra fee to offset extra security
(Click here to see the whole list: http://wilmington.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=25&clip_id=2400&me...)
WWAY's Katie Harden took the list to Senator Elect Thom Goolsby this morning and showed it to him for the first time. His first response... "Ain't gonna happen."
See what else he and city leaders have to say about the list coming up today on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6.