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A Rare Leader on BOCC

There are many reasons why Pat Cotham should be chair of the county commission, including the fact that she received the most votes. However, the reason I support Pat Cotham is one word: leadership. Cotham is a true leader willing to take on the tough issues in a time when members of both parties shy [...]

November 28, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,County Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Trash by the Pound Coming to Charlotte?

The article starts out: “As Charlotte weighs a new proposal to charge residents for how much garbage they produce…..” In a curious turn, Charlotte is contemplating charging taxpayers who create garbage. Is something wrong with producing garbage? Actually, it’s a fairly simple situation but says much about government bureaucracy’s relationship with taxpayers. In all fairness, [...]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

The BOCC Chairmanship Battle

County Commissioner George Dunlap, once again, impresses the taxpayers with his attitude towards them and the voters. Peter St. Onge writes in the Charlotte Observer about the minor flap among the Democrats on the county commission, and quotes Mr. Dunlap saying that Ms. Pat Cotham “can’t be trusted” and is a “snitch on the board.” [...]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

I-77 Lead Design Firm has Prior Record of Defrauding Taxpayers

Defrauding the federal government, and in turn the United States taxpayers, out of tens of millions of dollars: not exactly the kind of record that instills confidence in the NC-DOT’s chosen design firm for the I-77 HOT lanes scheme. Page 251 of the 923-page I-77 HOT lanes agreement names the Louis Berger Group, Inc. as [...]

November 15, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

NASCAR Collusion

Tuesday the voters of Mecklenburg County turned down an additional sales tax. Wednesday, the editorial writers at the Charlotte Observer  tell us the voters: “… didn’t say stop; they say restart.”  That, of course, is their opinion. Then the following Saturday we are told of the inability of the NASCAR Hall of Fame to pay its [...]

November 10, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Vote “Against” Trevor’s Tax on November 4

On November 4, 2014, Mecklenburg County voters will be asked to vote “For or Against” a referendum entitled “Mecklenburg County Sales Use Tax”. The text of the measure is as follows: “Local sales and use tax at the rate of one-quarter percent (0.25%) in addition to all other State and local sales and use taxes.” [...]

November 2, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Clerk Candidate Throws Stones in Glass House

It may not be the highest profile race on the ballot, but the Clerk of Superior Court is nonetheless an important role.  The Clerk manages a staff of over 200 and oversees the filing and storage of all civil and criminal court files. The clerk also acts as the judge of probates. Elisa Chinn Gary, [...]

November 2, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Like Frankenstein…It’s Alive!!!

With Halloween upon us this week, we bring you the latest transportation spending monster being planned for Mecklenburg County.  This one involves new ways to fund a project that just won’t die – the Red Line commuter rail from Charlotte to Mooresville as part of the regional 2030 Transit Plan. The Red Line received an apparently fatal blow [...]

November 1, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Lake Norman Conservatives to Host Anti-Toll Fundraiser

Lake Norman Conservatives is pleased to host an event called “Stop the Tolls — It’s Now or Never” featuring guest speakers of two citizen groups opposed to public-private partnership toll projects in North Carolina. The Charlotte-area group WidenI77.org and the Raleigh-area group North Carolina Citizens Against Toll Roads will both be presenting at the Lake [...]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

HOT Lane Protesters Request Action by Speaker

They lined up in a long row along the sidewalk of West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius last Saturday…over three dozen anti-HOT lane protesters demanding that Thom Tillis, the current State House Representative of Cornelius who is running for US Senate, listen to their complaints.  The protest was staged across the street from a campaign event [...]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

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