Last month the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) effectively eliminated capital spending for new schools in Cornelius… forever. Last night the Cornelius Town Board responded. Continue reading “CMS “redlines” Cornelius; town responds”
Since the advent of social media and tailored news outlets, civil discourse has become an endangered species. I thought maybe in some small way we could start to change that. Continue reading “Four liberals and four conservatives sat down and talked. Here’s what happened.”
The good news is NCDOT is working with us to solve the I77 toll issue. The bad news is that’s the only good news. Continue reading “Contract Cancellation Efforts Hamstrung by Legislation”
Verbiage tucked into last month’s budget bill makes it highly impractical to pursue the “complete and delete” option for cancelling the I77 toll contract. Continue reading “Legislation Effectively Kills “Complete and Delete” Option”
Earlier this month, with some fireworks and debate, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the 2019 budget. Most of the public’s debate centered on expenditures for this year. But I’d like to take a few minutes and explain how this year’s budget affects what future town boards will be facing around 2022-2023. Continue reading “Budgets, Bonds and Blazes”
Last week the Cornelius town board was asked to consider joining HB 514, a bill that would give Cornelius the option of starting its own charter school. Last night CMS gave a presentation on the “facts” around HB 514. Since the format did not allow for dialogue, I offer my response here. Continue reading “Cornelius Charter School?”
UPDATE: Next I77 Advisory Group meeting rescheduled to May 10, 1-3pm. Location TBD.
For last week’s meeting we finally got around to discussing the “complete and delete” option… as well as some other interesting developments. Continue reading “I77 Meeting #6: Complete and Delete and…”