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Council to discuss housing policy, legislative agenda

At Monday’s Charlotte City Council Meeting, the city’s Neighborhood and Business Services Department will present the council with revisions to the Housing Locational Policy. The revisions were based on concerns, such as exemptions for special needs populations like the elderly ...

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Commissioners review report on libraries, recreation centers

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners received a report Wednesday by Hyong Yi, the county’s budget director, on the neighborhoods that may have closed schools as well as recreation centers and libraries that are shuttered or have reduced hours. According ...

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Council discusses solutions to affordable housing shortage

Charlotte City Council members were presented Tuesday with a report that outlines the need for more affordable housing in Mecklenburg County and offers policy recommendations. According to the report, prepared for the Charlotte Housing Authority by the University of North ...

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Platform Practicality (access required)

With Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate at 10.5 percent and the economy still sluggish, it’s no wonder that nearly all candidates in the upcoming Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners races have vowed to make the economy their No. 1 priority if ...

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Decision 2010: Board of Commissioners at-large race (access required)

(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)

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