Harold Cogdell

Jun 8, 2011

Mecklenburg County commissioners adopt $1.39B budget

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 […]

Jun 2, 2011

Commissioners up sales tax projections by $3M

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, […]

May 31, 2011

Will the Charlotte Knights be victors in their crusade for an uptown stadium?

The Charlotte Knights have slain the lawsuit dragon delaying their new stadium in uptown. Now, the Triple-A ball club must convince some skeptical Mecklenburg County commissioners that the project is […]

Dec 15, 2010

How much are Meck’s parks worth? $985M, study says

For those who don’t consider the community value of local parks priceless, The Trust for Public Land has put a dollar value on Mecklenburg County’s parks, recreation centers and greenways: […]

Nov 19, 2010

Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers

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 […]

Nov 5, 2010

Republican addition could bring board bipartisanship

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 […]

Nov 2, 2010

Some companies find the grass is greener in S.C.

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 […]

Oct 26, 2010

Decision 2010: Board of Commissioners at-large race

(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)

Oct 20, 2010

Commissioners defer vote on library task force funding

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 […]

Oct 8, 2010

Eye on Government

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 […]

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