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Commission Capsule - December 1, 2009

Chair/Vice-Chair Election
The Board elects a chairman and vice-chairman every December. The Board re-elected Jennifer Roberts to be chairman and Harold Gogdell to be vice-chair. 

Spirit SquareSpirit Square Lease
The Board approved a new two-year lease of Spirit Square to the North Carolina Performing Arts Center. The County owns Spirit Square and adjoining parking lots. The current lease expires July 1. 

First WardFirst Ward Park
The Board approved an exchange of property that will eventually lead to creation of a public park in First Ward, along with parking to support UNCC's urban campus and a mixed use residential/retail development. The process fulfills the vision of the 2010 Center City Plan to create a park uptown Charlotte.

Economic AidEconomic Development
The Board approved the use of $13.2M in revenue bonds to attract an unnamed company to locate in Charlotte. The firm is considering Charlotte and other cities for a facility that will create 620 jobs with a capital investment of $131M. The City of Charlotte has $44.5M in revenue bonds available.
City Council has not yet voted on the plan. The bonds provide low-interest financing for private development and are not guaranteed or paid for by the City or County.

2010 Meeting Calendar
The Board approved its meetinfg calendar for the 2010 Calendar Year. View Calendar.

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