Although they hesitated, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved granting up to $6.48 million in federal Recovery Zone Facility Bonds to Red City Properties Tuesday. But first, commissioners questioned whether their approval of the funding could entangle the board in an ongoing lawsuit ...Read More »
Government and Politics
It just got more expensive to violate Mecklenburg County’s air-quality laws. On Tuesday, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved revisions to its air-quality ordinance, raising the maximum penalty for a violation from $10,000 per day to $25,000 per day, a measure ...Read More »
Based on recommendations from a financial consultant for the Charlotte Area Transit System, the planned Blue Line light-rail extension may be trimmed to make it more affordable. On Wednesday, Jeff Parker suggested to the Metropolitan Transit Commission that if CATS could find ways to cut ...Read More »
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport had 12 percent more passengers in August compared with the same month last year, the biggest increase among the top 10 busiest U.S. airports, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Nationwide, airport traffic increased ...Read More »
The public will be able to weigh in on proposed revisions to the Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance, a streetlight assessment for nine subdivisions and Red City Properties’ acceptance of a federal bond during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg ...Read More »
In Charlotte, affordable housing has lately been at the fore of the “What role should government play?” debate. When voting for bond proposals Nov. 2, residents showed support for the city’s efforts to provide affordable-housing units. But the $15 million ...
Tagged with: BallanCroft Charlotte city council Charlotte Housing Authority Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership David Howard Deborah Clark Housing Locational Policy Mike Rizer Patsy Kinsey Warren CookseyRead More »
After three years, North and South Carolina have reached an agreement regarding the use of water in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. The Bi-State Catawba-Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission, enacted after South Carolina became worried about water supply and sued North ...Read More »
Charlotte City Councilman Andy Dulin, a Republican representing District 6, said he is upset over the location of projects financed by the bonds package approved by voters Nov. 2, saying none are in south Charlotte. Responding to a map presented ...Read More »
After receiving a letter from Mayor Anthony Foxx’s office Sept. 13, signed, to the best of his knowledge, by Foxx himself, Eric Dudley thought it was all settled. He was the new chairman of the Business Advisory Committee. But three ...
Tagged with: Anthony Foxx Charlotte Business Advisory Committee Charlotte city council Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services Eric Dudley Erica Johnson Jeff Tarte John Woods Pat McCrory Peggy Huffman Richard Vinroot Scott Stone Stoney Sellers Terri DeBooRead More »
Just follow the money. Do that, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte says, and you’ll find out why people in the unincorporated areas of Cornelius aren’t getting the police protection for which they pay. “It’s politics at its ultimate,” he said. “The ...
Tagged with: Bence Hoyle Brian Cunningham Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Curt Walton Greg Ferguson Jeff Tarte Karen Bentley Keith Richardson Lake Norman Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Michelle Lancaster-Sandlin Nate Davis Philip Potter U.S. Census BureauRead More »