As legislative leaders await a court order setting a timeline for redistricting, Gov. Roy Cooper called Monday for a special election to be held under new districts before the legislature’s 2018 session.
Mecklenburg County’s health director said he wants the county to step up its efforts at providing new mothers and sexually active women with contraceptives to help reduce their chances of an unintentional pregnancy.
To help ease tension with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, some Mecklenburg County commissioners want to change the way the county funds schools – a move they hope will curtail the traditional back-and-forth between the two groups at budget time.
Mecklenburg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour, a former Marine who owns guns, believes county employees with concealed carry permits should be able to take their firearms into county buildings as protection. Others are unsure that’s a good idea.
You likely won’t hear commissioners argue about luring companies that bring jobs to Mecklenburg County. But if two recent votes are any indication, board members remain split on how – or if – the county should be involved in offering tax incentives.