County commissioners added $3 million to sales tax projections during the straw vote process for the fiscal 2012 budget Wednesday night. In the straw vote process, commissioners vote on budget line items, but the votes are nonbinding. The results can be ignored ...Read More »
Government and Politics
The Charlotte Knights have slain the lawsuit dragon delaying their new stadium in uptown. Now, the Triple-A ball club must convince some skeptical Mecklenburg County commissioners that the project is still a good use of the land. In their pitch, ...Read More »
The controversial Independence Boulevard area plan passed unanimously during a Charlotte City Council meeting Monday. Among other things, transit has been a source of debate over the plan. The transit plan created by the Metropolitan Transit Commission includes bus rapid transit ...Read More »
The executive director of the Children’s Theater is hoping the Charlotte City Council provides more time before ending maintenance funding for the theater. Instead of giving the theater with $95,000 a year for three years, Bruce LaRowe asked for $47,500 a year ...Read More »
A city program that is supposed to provide funding to developers in order to help turn around distressed and forgotten-about areas has itself become neglected. It might seem odd considering that it’s not easy today for developers to get project ...
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The Charlotte City Council adopted a noise ordinance Monday aimed at appeasing residents without restricting the operations of bars and restaurants. The ordinance would restrict outdoor music to 85 decibels from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and ...Read More »
Forsite Development, the developer for the proposed ReVenture Park project, told Mecklenburg County officials Monday that the company will not be using the Foxhole landfill to dispose of leftover waste or ash. The announcement came as Forsite also said it ...Read More »
The city of Charlotte is expanding its use of Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph’s computer-aided dispatching technology to the fire department. In the first year, the city will pay Intergraph $118,012 for the fire department’s use of the service, the city said. That’s on top of ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones said he sees brighter economic days ahead as he presented a $1.3 billion recommended budget to county commissioners Tuesday night. Property values rose on average by 9.2 percent following this year’s revaluation, bringing the total ...
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Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, a Charlotte Democrat and critic of the city of Charlotte’s proposed design standards for residential construction, has won Senate approval for legislation that would ban regulations that dictate what new homes can look like. Among other things, ...
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