He’s a relative youngster, 39, and he’s a novice politician running for his first public office, but Kenny Smith has already learned the ABC’s of politics: Always Be Campaigning.
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It was 10:30 a.m. in a cubicle on the eighth floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. So there was no beer. About 50 people work in the Charlotte planning department, but we specifically wanted to talk to the beer-lady: Bridget Dixon. We wanted to know why she worked for the department from 2003 to 2006, left, and then came back. And we wanted to talk about beer. Good beer.Read More »
"All of these rules and regulations are well-intentioned, but it’s just gone too far -- despite my 'no' votes," Dulin said. "It’s added too much more costs to the costs of development, especially the tree ordinance and the post-development design guidelines."Read More »
"The last two or three years have been tough on contractors and designers," he said. "There haven’t been jobs for new professionals coming out of schools, and people have been losing jobs, too."Read More »
At 35, Charlotte land-use attorney Collin Brown is moving up, literally and figuratively. As the Charlotte area comes to grips with development and density issues, you can often find Brown advocating for developers at public meetings, which are just as often packed with protesters.Read More »
Rick Judson is no longer simply principal manager of Evergreen Group. Starting in January, he'll also be the president of the D.C.-based National Association of Home Builders, the first builder from Charlotte to occupy the office and only the third from North Carolina.Read More »