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Amotion

ONLY ON 3: NC law doesn't address harassment claims against office holder

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video New Hanover County Commissioners say harassment claims and safety concerns by staff were a big reason they voted Brian Berger off the commission yesterday. But there are still questions about whether the process of amotion was the proper way to deal with those issues. Full story...
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Brian Berger voted out of New Hanover Co. Commission

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video After two years of trials and tribulations, Brian Berger is no longer a New Hanover County Commissioner. That was the result of a 3-2 vote that some said was overdue, but it may have raised more questions than answers moving forward. Full story...
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THE RANT: New Hanover Co. Commission goes too far with Berger amotion

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videoFor the first time in nearly a century, a North Carolina politician has been removed from office through a process called amotion. But WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo says there are lots of losers in this case. He explains in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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From UNC School of Gov't: 'I Second that Amotion'

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With apologies to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and with assurances that I haven’t left out the space in “a motion,” this post addresses a question about whether a North Carolina local governing board has authority to oust one of its members. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission schedules special meeting on Berger amotion

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The New Hanover County Commission has scheduled a special meeting later this month to consider a petition of amotion against Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Berger hotel claim checks out, but commissioner absent ahead of censure, amotion debate

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met this afternoon to prepare for Monday's meeting, where they plan to discuss ousting Brian Berger. Full story...
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Commission agenda includes resolutions to reprimand Berger

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videoThe agenda for Monday's New Hanover County Commission meeting released today gives a look at resolutions commissioners will use to reprimand Brian Berger. Full story...
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Commission's tactic to remove Berger last worked in 1935

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a history of run-ins with his fellow commissioners. It appears after last night's meeting they have finally had their fill. Now they're moving to censure him and remove him from office after a 40-minute public argument. That run-in may have been one of Berger's last thanks to a little-known law. Full story...
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