Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010-11 Mecklenburg County Budget to be Unveiled Today

All eyes are on Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones

Link to May 17 Charlotte Observer article, "Mecklenburg to show where the money isn't".

Excerpt: For weeks, Mecklenburg County officials have told the public to brace for deep cuts to county services and potential layoffs of more than 500 workers.

The news has rippled through the community with talk of library branch closings, layoffs of hundreds of teachers, and the possible loss of the Veterans Services Office and other programs.

The full extent of the cutbacks will become clearer Tuesday when County Manager Harry Jones unveils his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1

Related articles:
North Carolina woman plans on "going straight to the top" to keep Charlotte libraries open.  (5/16/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg officials ask local municipalities for $3 million contribution.  (4/30/2010)
Library Board chair speaks out.  (4/25/2010)
County commissioners seek ways to ease library cuts.  (4/23/2010)
Mecklenburg County needs to reduce $85-90 million deficit.  (4/16/2010)
County manager takes library board to task.  (4/10/2010)
Libraries now open fewer hours.  (4/6/2010)
"Save Our Libraries Sunday".  (3/29/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg users owe average of 55 cents in fines.  (3/27/2010)
Library announces new hours for branches.  (3/26/2010)
Library Board applies a Band-Aid to its bleeding system.  (3/25/2010)
Follow-up on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board vote.  (3/25/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board votes to keep all branches open.  (3/24/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board presented with 2 budget-cutting alternatives.  (3/24/2010)
More and bigger cuts looming on horizon. (3/23/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System Rethinks Closings. (3/22/2010)
A New Day is Dawning in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. (3/21/2010)

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