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Mecklenburg County commissioners adopt $1.39B budget

Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...

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Charlotte’s deputy city manager lays out 5-part economic development strategy

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission heard today from Ron Kimble, Charlotte’s deputy city manager, about the city’s strategy for increasing economic development while focusing on sustainable development, tax base expansion and quality job growth. The city breaks down its economic development ...

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission board re-elects Stephen Rosenburgh, Yolanda Johnson

There wasn’t much of a shakeup on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission’s executive board today after the commissioners decided to keep Stephen Rosenburgh and Yolanda Johnson as chairman and vice chairwoman, respectively. No other commissioners were nominated for the posts during ...

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County’s budget battle heads into homestretch (access required)

Mecklenburg County’s 2011 property tax revaluation could result in the county raking in an extra $70 million in revenue for its fiscal 2012 budget. For some county commissioners, the money is already burning a hole in their pockets, and they’ve ...

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