At its September 18 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners approved a list of legislative proposals as requested by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC). The state association asked that all counties submit legislative proposals for consideration in its 2013 legislative agenda. Proposals will be vetted by NCACC committees and a 2013 legislative agenda will be adopted during its January 2013 legislative conference.
Here is the list approved by the Mecklenburg BOCC:
1. Protect county revenues during consideration of comprehensive tax reform.
2. Restructure the means for distributing 911 fees to insure local emergency responders have the resources necessary to protect the public.
3. Allow electronic notification of public notices in lieu of compulsory advertising purchases.
4. Support incentives and programs designed to attract jobs, such as the Job Development Investment Grants, One North Carolina Fund, film incentives.