The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday night made three appointments to two local planning and zoning boards in unincorporated parts of the county that fall under the jurisdiction of the surrounding municipalities. For the zoning board of the ...Read More »
Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...Read More »
County commissioners added $3 million to sales tax projections during the straw vote process for the fiscal 2012 budget Wednesday night. In the straw vote process, commissioners vote on budget line items, but the votes are nonbinding. The results can be ignored ...Read More »
Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...Read More »
Despite the red wave that swept the House of Representatives across the country Tuesday, the Democrats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners were able to hang on to their majority, losing only one seat. Although all six seats held ...
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A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...Read More »