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Towing a new line (access required)

Amendments more than a year in the making may be made to Charlotte’s towing ordinance in the coming months, and business owners say it’s about time. “There was one instance, and I saw it with my own eyes, where a ...

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Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers (access required)

Thanks to budget shortfalls, Mecklenburg County facilities, such as recreation centers, libraries and schools, have found themselves on the chopping block. In some neighborhoods, though, the impact is worse than in others. Some communities are losing multiple facilities, which could ...

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City’s role in affordable housing questioned (access required)

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 ...

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Former mayors taken aback by committee mix-up (access required)

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 ...

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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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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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