On Wednesday, the Charlotte City Council voted 7-2 to remove all aspects of the original ordinance that remained. The City Council acted in good faith to do everything that it understood was necessary to facilitate the repeal of HBC, the city of Charlotte said in a statement. View photos Opponents of HB2 hold signs inside the North Carolina Senate chambers on Wednesday. (Photo: Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP) More The dispute After a few days of relative goodwill, the General Assembly gathered for its fifth special session of 2016 on Wednesday, roughly nine months after HB2 was passed. The law has severely damaged the states reputation. It led major companies to close offices, entertainers to cancel concerts and sports leagues to move major events to other states all sapping the Tar Heel State of economic opportunities. Thanks to HB2 backlash, North Carolina lost out on PayPal and Deutsche Bank expansions, Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen concerts, NCAA championship games and much more. It reportedly cost the state nearly $400 million . Nevertheless, lawmakers ultimately could not come to an agreement after a day of heated debates and deliberations Wednesday.