CHARLOTTE — With the American labor movement newly energized by its most serious threat in years, the Democratic Party’s decision to hold its 2012 convention in the least union-friendly state is causing friction with a key constituency. The Democratic National ...Read More »
Government and Politics
A union representing Charlotte’s taxicab drivers wants the city to seek an investigation of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance by the FBI or the State Bureau of Investigation. Randy Conrad, organizer for Teamsters Local 71, told the Charlotte Passenger ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council has OK’d changes to its towing laws in response to complaints about “predatory” towing. The council approved the changes Monday after gripes from the public that towing companies, among other things, would tow away a vehicle ...Read More »
The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce today said it has chosen Harvey Gantt for its 2011 Citizen of the Carolinas Award. Gannt was Charlotte’s first black mayor and the first black to be admitted to Clemson University. It’s the 22nd Citizen of the Carolinas ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County has rolled out a new online payment system for business taxpayers. Before the change, payments for privilege/business licenses, beer and wine licenses, taxicab licenses, prepared food and beverage taxes, room occupancy taxes, vehicle rental taxes, heavy equipment taxes and ...Read More »
In a move expected to make the appeals process quicker for Mecklenburg County property owners contesting their 2011 revaluations, the General Assembly today OK’d a bill to increase the number of members on the county’s Board of Equalization and Review. ...Read More »
In Davidson, an ordinance is pitting developers against town officials. At the crux of the conflict is a section of the town’s planning ordinance that is requiring the developer of Summers Walk, a master-planned residential community, to cover the cost ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s current 100-charter school limit would end in a measure that cleared a Senate committee today, despite complaints by Democrats and traditional school supporters it lacks enough accountability to ensure opportunity for at-risk students to attend. A ...
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It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...
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Just hours after the Democratic Party announced that Charlotte would host its 2012 national convention, the Levine Museum of the New South got a phone call. A national organization wanted to book the museum during the convention for a sit-down ...
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