Neil Cooksey

Jul 13, 2011

Charlotte Knights win commissioners’ support

Mecklenburg County commissioners approved a deal Tuesday night to allow the Charlotte Knights to move forward with plans for an uptown stadium on county-owned land. The deal passed in a […]

Jun 22, 2011

Knights move closer to building stadium

The Charlotte Knights are closer to building a stadium in uptown Charlotte now that Mecklenburg County commissioners have agreed to keep the project moving forward. But the project will need […]

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 3, 2011

County’s budget battle heads into homestretch

Mecklenburg County’s 2011 property tax revaluation could result in the county raking in an extra $70 million in revenue for its fiscal 2012 budget. For some county commissioners, the money […]

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 […]

May 4, 2011

Commissioners OK consolidating HR, IT positions

In a move to save costs, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to consolidate some human resources and information technology functions with the library system. […]

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 […]

Oct 26, 2010

Decision 2010: Board of Commissioners District 5 race

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

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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