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Council to discuss housing policy, legislative agenda

At Monday’s Charlotte City Council Meeting, the city’s Neighborhood and Business Services Department will present the council with revisions to the Housing Locational Policy. The revisions were based on concerns, such as exemptions for special needs populations like the elderly ...

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Commissioners review report on libraries, recreation centers

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners received a report Wednesday by Hyong Yi, the county’s budget director, on the neighborhoods that may have closed schools as well as recreation centers and libraries that are shuttered or have reduced hours. According ...

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Board mulls taxicab fare changes

Charlotte’s Passenger Vehicles for Hire Board discussed Tuesday whether any changes should be made to the fare structure for Charlotte taxicabs. Burhan Al-Shaikh, manager of the Passenger Vehicles for Hire Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said he is surveying ...

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Council discusses solutions to affordable housing shortage

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 ...

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Mental health for inmates lacking, some say (access required)

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 ...

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Some companies find the grass is greener in S.C. (access required)

Robb Hudson was frustrated with Mecklenburg County. The North American vice president for Leicestershire, England-based Winbro Group Technologies had hoped the county would take more of an interest in the company when it began shopping this year for a location ...

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Closure controversy (access required)

For many Charlotte-area parents, Mike Raible is the bad guy. As executive director of planning and project management for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, he’s in charge of the CMS program known as the Case for Continuous Improvement. It’s a nice, positive-sounding name, ...

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