By: Julie White, Executive Director and Mia Guglielmi, Intern
Charlotte City Council reached a budget compromise Tuesday that would raise the property tax rate by a penny and would require about 2,100 small businesses to pay a new $250 a year garbage fee. (Charlotte Observer) http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article22386261.html
Asheville City Council allowed on Tuesday a proposed budget containing a 1.5-cent tax increase to go to a public hearing and approved changes to the RAD Lofts project. (Citizen-Times)
The city of Raleigh unveiled its fiscal year 2016 operating budget on Tuesday. It was presented to city council during their regular session, after which they referred it to a work session for further consideration. (Raleigh Public Record)
Jacksonville’s City Council approves the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. Residents will not be seeing any tax increases. The budget includes a 1% raise for all employees hired before January. (WSLS)
The North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, founded in 2001, is comprised of the mayors of the state’s larger cities, with more than three million citizens. The Coalition is a non-partisan, mayor-driven organization that focuses on issues of special interest to our large cities in a fast-growing and urbanizing state. The Coalition has worked successfully with federal and state elected officials to promote job creation, protect local revenues, invest in public infrastructure, and keep our cities safe.
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