Over in Greensboro there's been a push to reinstate protest petitions and it's a pretty heated battle. It's a complicated story and if you don't track Greensboro politics it is kind of hard to follow. To summarize let's just say that in most of North Carolina residents can file a protest petition if they don't like something going on near their property. In Greensboro residents don't have that capability (again, a long story), but now there's a grass roots effort to get protest petitions reinstated. At a recent Greensboro city council meeting the council decided to address the issue but they left things a little confused. From what I can gather they asked a group representing the development side (TREBIC) to work with those who want the protest petition reinstated to work out a proposal to be sent to the state legislature. That's where things stood as far as I understood it.