Voters approved money for parks in 2008, but county hasn’t always followed through

Mecklenburg County voters approved $250 million in bond money for parks and greenways in 2008. Almost a decade later, many of the projects have yet to be funded.
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Mecklenburg County voters approved $250 million in bond money for parks and greenways in 2008. Almost a decade later, many of the projects have yet to be funded.

Ely Portillo covers local and state government for the Charlotte Observer, where he has previously written about growth, crime, the airport and a five-legged puppy. He grew up in Maryland and attended Harvard University.