government

Charlotte homeowners could face triple-whammy on their tax bill

For the past half-decade, Charlotte homeowners have enjoyed some stability in their tax bills. That will almost certainly be coming to an end. In 2019,...

Facebook Live is changing how our local leaders govern

A few days before a vote on a new SouthPark townhome project, freshman councilman Tariq Scott Bokhari paced the sidewalk along Sharon Road and pointed his...

Push for more pay could torch new City Council members’ political capital and spark fight with legislature

In his first meeting as a city councilman, Braxton Winston reinvigorated a debate that has simmered off and on for years — should our local elected officials...

Cast your ballot for Charlotte’s mayor. Early voting starts today

Early voting begins today for the November 7 election. For the first week, voting will only be conducted at the Hal Marshall Center in Uptown. That’s...

In east Charlotte, it’s time to vote again already. A runoff election will be held October 10

One political race in Charlotte is headed to overtime. The City Council race for District 5 — which encompasses much of east Charlotte — will be settled in...

Early voting begins today in the fall municipal primary election

It’s still a billion degrees outside — but it’s already time to start voting in this fall’s election cycle. Early voting begins today...

How to grab a free ticket to the 2017 Agenda Mayoral Forum [Update at 8:45 a.m. — SOLD OUT, venue only holds 730 people]

*** UPDATE: SOLD OUT *** Note: The 2017 Agenda Mayoral Forum is sold out. Unfortunately, the venue only holds 730 people. If you were not able to grab a...

South End’s city council rep rakes in campaign money from developers

Charlotte’s City Council has a lot of influence over development across the city. The 11-member body essentially wields veto power on many of the new...

Is it time for Charlotte City Council to change the way it’s paid?

If you want to examine how much Charlotte taxpayers are spending on their mayor and city council, you have to look well beyond the salary. Charlotte’s...

The Mecklenburg County Courthouse has one of the nicest facilities for jurors in the state. See it here in 11 pictures.

Little known fact: The jury assembly room at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse is totally decked out. Think twice before excusing yourself from jury duty and...

More cracks are forming between Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

The city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County share a lot. Municipal services, like the parks and recreation department. The Government Center in Second Ward....