Want to give input about the area around the future Bridges at MH?

View Larger MapMembers of the Small Area Plan Advisory Committee, along with staff and consulting firm HNTB, are eager to get all Mint Hill residents involved in panning for the site around the future Bridges at Mint Hill mall. A three day on-site “charrette” will be conducted to produce preliminary plan concepts for the Small Area Plan. The primary purpose of conducting a charrette is to engage all stakeholders in the beginning of the planning process and plan with them. The three day Charrette will be conducted in the Assembly Room at the Town Hall on February 2, 3 and 4.This Charrette will be fully accessible to the public, and will produce preliminary plan concepts for the Small Area Plan. To elicit input from the public, a public review will be held at the end of each day to share the progress and seek feedback.


Myrick to dialogue with Muslim community

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today announced a ‘Conversation with America’ town hall meeting to be held on February 25th at 7:30pm at the Government Center of Charlotte. During this town hall meeting, Rep. Myrick will dialogue with the local Muslim community. The event is free and open to the public.


Info session for nonprofits seeking county funds

An information session for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for County grant funding for fiscal year 2011 will take place Monday, February 15, 2010. Staff members from the Mecklenburg County Manager’s Office will host the free session from 10 a.m. to noon in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte. Continue reading


Myrick signs onto bi-partisan (!!) affordable housing bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has joined the entire North Carolina Congressional delegation in supporting an affordable housing bill that will allow nonprofit organizations to promote responsible homeownership for low-income and disabled individuals and families.

The Nonprofit Mortgage Licensing Clarification Act, H.R. 4400, was introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11), and amends the Secure and Fair Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) for Mortgage Licensing Act to exempt nonprofit groups – such as Habitat for Humanity – from certain regulations and federal licensing requirements.

“Even before I was elected Mayor of Charlotte, I was involved with Habitat for Humanity,” Rep. Myrick said. Continue reading


North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools holds two regional meeting

The North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools  recently held two “Regional Roundtable” meetings in the state. They were part of a planned four school tour to reach out and listen to needs of charter school leaders.

Stops included Raleigh Charter High School and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Henrietta, NC. One third of the state’s charters were represented at these two productive meetings. The Alliance plans to hold another eastern area discussion next followed by a Charlotte school hosting principals and school board members. Continue reading