The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote Tuesday night to give $75,000 to a library task force, saying more time was needed to learn where the money would be going. At the commissioners meeting, county manager Harry Jones requested that the ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services has recommended Monarch, an Albemarle-based nonprofit, to take over some of the services that had been offered by Mecklenburg Open Door, a county contractor that has come under scrutiny for unauthorized expenses. County General Manager Michelle Lancaster-Sandlin ...Read More »
It was Sept. 16, the night before his first Business Advisory Committee meeting as chairman, that Eric Dudley received a call from Kevin Monroe, assistant to Mayor Anthony Foxx, saying that there had been a mistake. “He said there had ...Read More »
Charlotte’s fiscal 2010 year-end report, released Sept. 29 by the city’s Budget and Evaluation Office, shows good news. The goals, broken down into five focus areas — community safety, economic development, housing and neighborhood development, transportation and environment — were ...
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When populations surge, logic dictates that a community’s garbage will increase and, therefore, the amount ending up in landfills will also rise. In Mecklenburg County, where the population has grown 31.4 percent from 2000 to 2009, Bruce Gledhill, solid-waste-management director ...
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RALEIGH — Election Day is approaching, but North Carolina voters can make their decisions right now. The state’s early-voting period begins today. Voters eager to cast their ballots or who don’t want to go to their precinct on Election Day ...Read More »
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave members of the South Park chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce a “State of the City” update today, saying Charlotte is still strong despite the banking industry bust. Foxx pointed to the growth of ...Read More »
According to the Out of Reach 2010 report from Washington, D.C.-based National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 40 percent of renters in Charlotte cannot afford the fair-market rate for a two-bedroom rental unit. The report says a Charlotte renter ...
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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 »
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 »