Last week, the Durham County Commissioners voted Darius M. Little onto the Durham Planning Commission. Monday night, they changed their minds -- at least for the time being.
A vote to "reconsider" Little's appointment was unanimous, effectively leaving the earlier approval in limbo until another vote is taken. The commissioners did not set a date for a second vote on filling the Planing Commission seat for Oak Grove Township.
Commissioner Joe Bowser asked to have reconsideration on Monday's agenda after The News & Observer reported that the N.C. State Bar plans to review complaints that Little misrepresented himself as an attorney. The Bar is scheduled to meet on the complaints Wednesday.
Little was approved for the Planning Commission, a citizens' advisory body on zoning and land-use matters, by a 3-2 vote over N.C. Central University student Antonio Jones. Little, who ran for a City Council seat in 2009, is a student at Phoenix University's Raleigh branch.
Little has felony convictions in Wake, Durham and Orange counties relating to checks he said he bounced when he fell on hard times while attending UNC.