City of Charlotte Adopts FY18 Budget

Yesterday the Charlotte City Council adopted the FY2018 Charlotte City budget. This budget gives focuses on investing in neighborhoods, public safety, and investing in infrastructure. Some of the main highlights include: No Property Tax increase No Storm Water rate increase Solid Waste: Up to $0.50 per month Charlotte water: Up to $1.73 per month 5 … Continue reading City of Charlotte Adopts FY18 Budget

Register for The Equality March for Unity and Pride Charlotte

June 11th, 12-2 p.m. The Equality March for Unity and Pride is a global movement that will be brought to Charlotte, NC- the epicenter of House Bill 2 (HB2). The purpose of the Equality March, along with the other sister marches, is to give voice to community concerns, and to support, uplift, and bring attention … Continue reading Register for The Equality March for Unity and Pride Charlotte

Woman on Trial for the Anti-Gay Beating of Matthew Fenner

A North Carolina woman admitted in court last Friday that she led approximately 30 parishioners from her church to attack and beat a gay member of the church in an effort to “expel his demons,” Pink News is reporting. Sarah Anderson is one of five members of the Word of Faith church in North Carolina … Continue reading Woman on Trial for the Anti-Gay Beating of Matthew Fenner

Mecklenburg County Manager Reveals FY18 Budget & Capital Improvement Plan

County Manager Dena R. Diorio presented two budget plans for the Mecklenburg Board of County Comissioners consideration: A FY2018 $1.7-billion Operating Budget that maintains the current tax rate of 81.57 cents and lowers the debt service fund from 20 cents to 19.5 cents A FY2019-FY2023 $1.6 billion Capital Improvement Plan. Diorio presented this budget keeping … Continue reading Mecklenburg County Manager Reveals FY18 Budget & Capital Improvement Plan

Charlotte’s Vision Zero Initiative will Reduce Traffic-Related Fatalities

The city’s updated Transportation Action Plan, a long-range policy plan the City Council adopted in February, says the city will implement a Vision Zero initiative to combine engineering, public education, community engagement and adopt enforcement tools to reduce traffic-related fatalities and injuries. The goal of Vision Zero is to end traffic deaths and serious injuries. … Continue reading Charlotte’s Vision Zero Initiative will Reduce Traffic-Related Fatalities