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Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

County Manager's Office
980-314-2900

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August 18, 2014

Legislative Update

After two weeks of no-vote “skeleton” sessions, the General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Thursday and restarted what had appeared to be a finished legislative session. House Bill 1224, which impacts Mecklenburg’s ability to add a ¼ cent sales tax in various ways depending on the bill version, was at the center of legislative maneuvering which continues into this week.

First, the Senate passed H718, which makes a technical correction to the budget to address a funding formula issue related to Teacher Assistants. However, that bill states that it will only be enacted if H1224 also becomes law. The House responded with the plan to pass those two bills, and H189 which would amend H1224 so that Wake, Mecklenburg, Guilford and Forsyth would have until December 31, 2016 to pass the ¼ cent sales tax referendum. The latest version of H1224, you will recall, sets a December 31, 2014 deadline.

On Friday, House leaders attempted to set this plan in motion by adding H1224 to the day’s calendar for immediate consideration. Doing so required a majority vote of those present. That vote failed 44-46. The House may attempt to move the three-bill plan again this week.

Both houses return today to again attempt to conclude their business and adjourn. Adjournment also remains an unanswered question. For several weeks, legislators have expected to return in November to consider Medicaid reform and Coal Ash cleanup legislation. However, on Friday, the Speaker announced that the House would consider the “Sine Die” adjournment resolution which will officially end this year’s session. If the General Assembly adjourns Sine Die, then it could only return to Raleigh if called for a special session by the Governor.
 

North Tryon Street Visioning Process Begins

As you may recall from earlier this year, the County is partnering with 19 other community organizations to begin to create a vision plan focused on the redevelopment of the North Tryon Street area in Uptown Charlotte. Our funding commitment is $10,000.

This effort will begin with the formal announcement of MIG, Inc. as the lead planning and design consultant on Monday, August 18. Initial site tours and interviews with the planning team and other North Tryon area stakeholders are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

Charlotte Center City Partners and the Foundation For The Carolinas are the leading organizers for the North Tryon Vision Plan. They worked with the County, the City of Charlotte Planning Department and a Steering Committee to choose the consultant.

The primary goal of the Vision plan is to re-energize the North Tryon area of Uptown, capitalizing on existing amenities and organizations to leverage an innovative, proactive and coordinated development strategy. The plan will address the area’s urban design and infrastructure needs and formulate ideas and strategies to create a shared vision that will catalyze development and bring new life to the area.

The plan is scheduled to be completed in May 2015. For more information, visit www.northtryon.org or contact Assistant County Manager Leslie Johnson at 704-432-0090.
 

Human Resources to Host Job Fair

A new effort is underway to fill County vacancies.

Human Resources is hosting a County job fair Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, 310 North Kings Drive, Charlotte.

The job fair is open to current employees and the public. A computer lab will be available for onsite applicants to apply in person and learn about County benefits information and talent development.

Available positions include:
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Inspector II
  • Plans Examiner
  • Library Aide
  • Library Assistant
  • IT Programmer/Analyst 
  • Systems Architect and Database Administration (IT positions)
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • Vendor Managers
  • Administrative Support (Procurement Positions)
  • Social Worker
  • Detention Officer Trainees
  • Nurses
  • Human Service Specialist I & II (formerly known as Case Workers)
  • Maintenance and Operations Assistants
  • Recreations Specialists
For more information about the job fair, please contact HR Manager Keisha Scott via email.
 
 
Park and Recreation Launches New Online Portal

Registering for programs and renting Park and Recreation facilities is easier than ever.
Park and Recreation recently launched “eParks 2.0,” an online portal for program registration and facility reservations. The page allows users to quickly browse through hundreds of program offerings or search for a specific program based on criteria like location or activity. Users can also check the availability of a particular venue, shelter or campsite.

Once a user has selected a desired program or facility, they will be asked to create a free account or log into an existing eParks account to complete the registration or reservation process.

If you have questions about eParks 2.0, please contact Park & Rec Director Jim Garges via email.
 

Address

Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:


Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

County Manager's Office
980-314-2900