Charlotte City Council members were presented Tuesday with a report that outlines the need for more affordable housing in Mecklenburg County and offers policy recommendations. According to the report, prepared for the Charlotte Housing Authority by the University of North ...Read More »
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There are 2,267 inmates in Mecklenburg County. Of those, 281, or 12 percent, on average are receiving mental health services, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Julia Rush. But some say the jail system is falling short of caring ...Read More »
The long-term vision for Sustain Charlotte was unveiled today in uptown. Nearly a dozen speakers were at “The Square” at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets for the event, including Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts. Before he ...Read More »
A public hearing about the schedule, standards and rules of the 2011 countywide property revaluation will take place during Wednesday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. The public will have until Dec. 17 to challenge the validity of ...Read More »
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and three other local figures have been chosen for a fellowship through 2011 at the The Urban Land Institute’s Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. The group will be working with other teams — led ...Read More »
With Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate at 10.5 percent and the economy still sluggish, it’s no wonder that nearly all candidates in the upcoming Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners races have vowed to make the economy their No. 1 priority if ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Regional Partnership David Swindell Harry Bowen Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Queens University Robert Kravchuk Ronnie Bryant University of North Carolina at CharlotteRead More »
49,053 renter households in Mecklenburg County are in need of affordable housing, while the supply of affordable housing in the Charlotte area is expected to decline in the next 20 years, according to a study that will be presented to ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Possible 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is visiting North Carolina just a week before Election Day. The former House speaker is scheduled to appear at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte tonight. He will headline a Republican fundraising ...
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dozens of people who say their businesses depend on using coal ash in products such as wallboard and concrete and dozens of others who want coal ash regulated as a hazardous waste are giving regulators an earful ...Read More »
Cosmos Cafe in Ballantyne has become the latest restaurant caught in an ambiguous area of the city’s zoning that threatened to shut the business down over concerns about illegal nightclubs. Mecklenburg County code inspectors and officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police ...
Tagged with: Andy Kastanas Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Collin Brown Cosmos Cafe Eva Martinez George Stergiou Gold Palacios Mexican Restaurant and Bar James Carter Jim Houser Katrina Young Mark Fowler Stamatios Tsillimos The Village of Robinson FarmRead More »