Pat Cotham en Commissioners Battle In First Meeting Since Firing Jones <p>A meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Tuesday turned into a series of heated exchanges between commissioners with accusations of ethics violations, sexism and racism. It was the board’s first public meeting since it fired county manager Harry Jones.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 13:44:49 +0000 Michael Tomsic 27327 at Mecklenburg Commissioners And County Staff Get Counseling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Mecklenburg County commission and county staff members haven’t gotten off to a good start.&nbsp; Improving that rocky relationship was at the top of the agenda of a three day planning session that kicked off Wednesday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commissioners and County Manager Harry Jones are locked in a marriage of sorts. &nbsp;Right now, it’s not a good one.&nbsp; Everyone agrees communication could be a lot better.&nbsp; For that reason, Jones decided the planning session would begin with a sit down.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:14:43 +0000 Lisa Miller 20488 at Mecklenburg Commissioners And County Staff Get Counseling