He has killed a popular, substantive reform of Macon’s City Council.
Proposals to shrink the Macon City Council to 11 elected members remain in a deadlock, and as the days tick away in this year’s legislative session, any change becomes less and less likely.
The bulk of Macon’s legislative delegation remains in support – though some begrudgingly – of a plan to cut at-large seats from the 15-member council.
State Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon, remains against that plan, suggesting instead that seats elected solely by voters within each of the council’s five wards should be cut.
Brown intends to announce after the session ends that he is running for mayor. He has already given Terri Tripp, currently on the Bibb County School Board, his blessing to succeed him in his State Senate District Seat.