At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Board will receive the County’s 2006 Performance Report and a short presentation on the key elements of the Report. This Performance Report is issued each year to highlight the actual results achieved compared with the goals established by the Board on the Community & Corporate Scorecard. This Report also is being distributed to the community through various methods, including online at the County’s web site at MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.
Overall, we have achieved 45% green lights, indicating we are nearly halfway to the Board’s 2015 goals for this community. In addition, we improved performance in 57% of those measures that were red or yellow lights.
The Performance Report also will be part of the Board’s packet for its Strategic Planning Conference, since the purpose of the conference is to establish the Board’s strategic intent over the next three years in making progress toward its Scorecard goals.
Board's Items of Interest for the Strategic Planning Conference
Prior to the Board's annual Strategic Planning Conference on February 1 & 2, staff solicits items of interest that members would like to highlight or discuss. Instead of sending a form for you to complete this year, Management & Budget Director Hyong Yi will contact each Board member individually by telephone in the next few days to obtain this input.
Because we are in the third year of the Board’s current three-year strategic business plan, one of the key tasks for the Board will be to identify and prioritize the Community & Corporate Scorecard desired results that should be emphasized over the next three years to ensure we make sufficient progress toward the Board’s 2015 goals. Please give some thought to the Scorecard desired results you believe require the most emphasis over the next three years.
The legislative breakfast with the Mecklenburg Delegation to the N.C. General Assembly will be at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, January 19 in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. The breakfast is for Board members, local court officials, and members of the Mecklenburg County delegation to the North Carolina General Assembly. At its public policy workshop on Tuesday, the Board approved the following legislative items in priority order:
- Adopt legislation to allow Mecklenburg County to invest in equities funds that have been set aside for Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB).
- Adopt legislation to allow Mecklenburg County to issue bonds to fund OPEB obligations.
- Support legislation proposed by the State Treasurer to allow that office to invest and manage trust funds for individual local governments for the funding of OPEB obligations.
- Amend Session Law 2005-158 to enable Mecklenburg County to sell or lease real estate by private sale.
- Appropriate sufficient funds for the General Court of Justice, including 25 additional positions for the Clerk of Superior Court in Mecklenburg County.
- Appropriate funds for new juvenile detention facility in Mecklenburg County.
- Adopt legislation to allow Boards of Health (or Boards of County Commissioners in counties where the duties of the Board of Health have been assumed by the Board of County Commissioners) in counties with populations in excess of 695,000 at the 2000 census to adopt ordinances regulating smoking in public places.
The Board is also interested in the following legislative issues:
- Adopt special legislation to amend G.S. 14-247 to allow County-owned vehicles to be used for carpooling by both Mecklenburg County employees and non-County employees to assist in the County’s air quality improvement efforts.
- Adopt special legislation to allow Mecklenburg County to provide building permit fee rebates for buildings that are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
- Support the request of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education to appropriate funds to provide schools nurses at a ratio of one nurse per 750 students.
These items will be discussed at the breakfast to communicate to the Delegation the Board’s top legislative interests and to obtain feedback from the Delegation members on the most appropriate strategies for addressing these issues with the General Assembly.
--Harry L. Jones, Sr., County Manager