<![CDATA[Inside County Government News | CharlotteObserver.com &]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/ en-us Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:27:14 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:27:14 EDT Inside County Government 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) Some insight into Mecklenburg commissioner’s idea for a ‘council of faith’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article61128697.html#storylink=rss Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour suggests formation of a ‘council of faith’ to meet community needs

Facebook post about mother searching for a bed prompted Ridenhour’s idea

ACLU says there could be constitutional concerns if non-religious groups excluded

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Mecklenburg health director: Long-acting contraceptives will curb unintentional pregnancies http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article58655948.html#storylink=rss Marcus Plescia: 29 percent of mothers on Medicaid received postpartum contraception

Plescia wants the county to invest in long-acting reversible contraceptives

Commissioners question efforts to educate men

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:01:01 EST

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CMS teachers group again asks Mecklenburg commissioners to raise teacher pay http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article57090058.html#storylink=rss CMAE wants commissioners to increase local supplement for teacher pay

Proposal calls for longtime teachers to make up to $60,000 a year

Commissioner finds flaw in funding proposal

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:04:00 EST

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CMS board, Mecklenburg commissioners to have ‘meeting of the minds’ next month http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article55897735.html#storylink=rss A long-awaited meeting between commissioners and the school board is scheduled for Feb. 1

Topics up for discussion could range from board relations to student assignment

Similar meetings were held in the past – some went well, others didn’t

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:59:28 EST

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Commissioners want Mecklenburg County to consider paid maternity leave for employees http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article54739255.html#storylink=rss Commissioners Pat Cotham and Trevor Fuller are interested in Mecklenburg County offering paid maternity leave

Several North Carolina counties don’t offer paid leave but comply with federal Family and Medical Leave Act

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 01:00:00 EST

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Mecklenburg commissioners seek new way to fund CMS http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article53582080.html#storylink=rss Commissioners want to overhaul how they allocate money to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools each year

Commissioners aim to cut down on friction with the school board during budget season

School board chair feels the district would accept the change

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:57:20 EST

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On schools, elections and greenways: What to expect from Mecklenburg County in 2016 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article52843220.html#storylink=rss County will debut new parks, long-awaited projects

Commissioners hope for a meeting of the minds with CMS school board to work out tension

Challengers threaten incumbent commissioners in March primary

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 01:00:00 EST

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Mecklenburg commissioner wants to allow concealed weapons for county employees http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article51500335.html#storylink=rss County does not let permit holders carry guns in county buildings

Commissioners don’t plan to discuss concealed carry policy change

Some commissioners differ on whether employees should be allowed to carry

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Wish list keeps growing for Second Ward redevelopment http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article50330915.html#storylink=rss Commissioners balk at idea of high-priced apartments in Brooklyn Village

Developers selected as finalists this week all have historical consultants on staff

Questions about a school on the site continue to surface

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Learn about the board that rejected the ‘Moorish Temple’ tax-exempt appeal http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article47737745.html#storylink=rss Citizen tax board returns to the limelight after religious tax-exempt claim

Board composed of 15 real-estate professionals

Clerk: ‘Moorish Temple’ tax appeal an ‘anomaly’ for the board

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Will Eastway residents finally get their park? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article46580915.html#storylink=rss Neighbors are making plans to compel Mecklenburg County to complete regional park

Eastway Park has gone unfinished for six years

Park and recreation will give neighbors designs, costs for finished park

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:00:00 EST

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More costs, deadlines emerge on county office shuffle http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article44399610.html#storylink=rss Here’s an update on the county’s sweeping buildings plan

Some county departments, staff will migrate to new buildings

Valerie C. Woodard Center will undergo $72 million renovation

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:55:38 EST

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Why did plan to double Mecklenburg commissioner terms fail? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/inside-county-government/article43177731.html#storylink=rss Commissioners purposely didn’t promote the terms proposal

Voters offer insight on why the measure failed

Some who opposed term extension were concerned about bid for power

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:11:21 EST

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