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High Point City Council may use Berger removal example to get rid of mayor

HIGH POINT, NC (NEWS-RECORD.COM) — Some members of High Point City Council want Mayor Bernita Sims to resign. They might present a resolution Thursday asking her to step down.

If she won’t, can they fire her?

In an editorial last week, we said no. The council has no authority to remove one of its members.

Greensboro blogger Billy Jones said we were wrong. He cited a case in New Hanover County, where commissioners voted in May to unseat Brian Berger.

That did happen. But this is far from a simple question.



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