Council members, from left, David Cox, Russ Stephenson, Corey Branch, Kay Crowder, Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Bonner Gaylord, Dickie Thompson and Mary-Ann Baldwin discuss business as the Raleigh City Council meets in its chambers in downtown Raleigh on Dec. 1, 2015. After the last election, all members are Democrats.
Council members, from left, David Cox, Russ Stephenson, Corey Branch, Kay Crowder, Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Bonner Gaylord, Dickie Thompson and Mary-Ann Baldwin discuss business as the Raleigh City Council meets in its chambers in downtown Raleigh on Dec. 1, 2015. After the last election, all members are Democrats. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Council members, from left, David Cox, Russ Stephenson, Corey Branch, Kay Crowder, Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Bonner Gaylord, Dickie Thompson and Mary-Ann Baldwin discuss business as the Raleigh City Council meets in its chambers in downtown Raleigh on Dec. 1, 2015. After the last election, all members are Democrats. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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