With so much talk about subprime mortgages, a housing bust and foreclosures, it might be hard to believe that home values have increased since the last time Mecklenburg County had a tax revaluation. Believe it, said Chuck Hicks, revaluation manager ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Developers will have flexibility in meeting Charlotte’s Urban Street Design Guidelines ordinances, a city transportation official told the City Council tonight. Mike Davis, manager of Charlotte Department of Transportation’s Development Services Division, presented some of the proposed changes made to the ...Read More »
A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...
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An investigation by the North Carolina attorney general into the foreclosure practices of 14 mortgage lenders does not stem from complaints from North Carolina consumers, according to a spokeswoman for the attorney general. On Wednesday, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced ...
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Carroll Gray is frustrated with the Charlotte City Council. As executive director of the Lake Norman Transportation Commission, Gray is charged with improving road, interstate and commuter-rail infrastructure in north Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. The Charlotte Area Transit System’s proposed ...Read More »
A Charlotte City Councilman, frustrated by the council’s revisions to a tree ordinance, lamented his vote on Facebook this week. The revisions, which apply to most new development, require developers to preserve 15 percent of trees, with some flexibility for ...Read More »
A look at happenings in local government Council OKs tree ordinance revisions After five years, the Charlotte City Council approved revisions to a tree ordinance Monday. The ordinance requires developers to preserve a minimum of 15 percent of trees in ...Read More »
At Presbyterian Hospital’s main location near Uptown, the sprawling records-processing area is dominated by row after row of 6-foot-tall shelves filled with thousands of files, each labeled with colored numbers indicating what’s inside and where it needs to go. “This ...Read More »
For all the federal stimulus program money that has poured into Mecklenburg County programs and projects, one of the biggest impacts, say some county commissioners, has been felt in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. To date, CMS has received $131.4 million ...Read More »
As Charlotte and the surrounding area continue to grow, the region is seeing more urban problems — including a growing number of people with HIV. Despite efforts at prevention, HIV cases in Mecklenburg County are steadily increasing. Though the county ...Read More »