WFAE's Public Conversations - One Charlotte or Many? A Neighborhood Perspective

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April 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Location: Spirit Square's McGlohon Theater

Link: http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/wfae/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=1361130

Event Description

Charlotte needs to find new ways to increase its tax base. In the past, annexation provided low-hanging fruit. But there's almost no more space to annex. Today, South Charlotte property taxes provide half the city’s revenue. Policymakers have presented initiatives and projects, such as affordable housing and the street car, but what do neighborhood residents want?

WFAE's Public Conversations Series will examine Charlotte neighborhood priorities from the wealthiest to the poorest. "One Charlotte or Many? A Neighborhood Perspective" is Thurs., Apr. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., at Spirit Square's McGlohon Theater.

Moderated by WFAE's Julie Rose, the conversation will address if Charlotte has invested in its Uptown at the expense of neighborhood improvements or if a vibrant Center City contributes to quality of life in other neighborhoods. Panelists and audience members will talk about balancing the use of taxpayer money in different neighborhoods, the most effective ways to invest in older neighborhoods, and if residents have a voice in the City’s neighborhood development plans.
Panelists:
+ Ron Carlee, Charlotte city manager
+ Diane Langevin, president of the Winterfield Neighborhood Association in east Charlotte
+ Tim Timmerman, south Charlotte resident and a founder of South Mecklenburg Alliance for Responsible Taxpayers (SMART)
+ Vee Veca Torrence, president of the Thomasboro Neighborhood Association in west Charlotte

Free admission; reservations requested.
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