Property Tax http://wfae.org en Phew! Charlotte Council To Adopt Capital Plan, Budget http://wfae.org/post/phew-charlotte-council-adopt-capital-plan-budget <p>Charlotte's $2 billion budget for the coming year will likely be adopted Monday night, including an increase in the property tax rate of about three cents.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:43:44 +0000 Julie Rose 28945 at http://wfae.org Phew! Charlotte Council To Adopt Capital Plan, Budget Carlee Is The Streetcar's New Champion http://wfae.org/post/carlee-streetcars-new-champion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The future of the streetcar in Charlotte depends on the city's ability to get more federal funding, says City Manager Ron </span>Carlee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. To be precise, </span>Carlee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposes Charlotte pursue a grant for half the $126 million price tag to undertake the next 2.5 mile stretch of streetcar extending to the east and west of Uptown.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city council's reaction to the proposal was tepid.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:58:53 +0000 Julie Rose 27241 at http://wfae.org Carlee Is The Streetcar's New Champion Carlee To Recommend Streetcar Plan http://wfae.org/post/carlee-recommend-streetcar-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Once again, the Charlotte City Council is talking streetcars. It's a topic that has dominated even those meetings when it wasn't on the council's agenda. &nbsp;Monday night it actually <em>is.</em></p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 09:44:00 +0000 Julie Rose 27051 at http://wfae.org Carlee To Recommend Streetcar Plan Property Tax Hike Included In Carlee's Budget Proposal http://wfae.org/post/property-tax-hike-included-carlees-budget-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee wants council to approve a property tax increase to help fund a Capital Improvement Plan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Otherwise, the budget he proposed Monday night looks&nbsp; pretty much like last year's budget.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> It totals just just under $2 billion, or 1.5 percent above this past year. That increase accounts for an estimated rise in costs and a slight pay raise for city employees, but otherwise keeps spending the same as last year. Here’s the full breakdown:</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 16:26:32 +0000 Ben Bradford 26776 at http://wfae.org Property Tax Hike Included In Carlee's Budget Proposal Manager Carlee To Present First City Budget http://wfae.org/post/manager-carlee-present-first-city-budget <p>New city manager Ron Carlee makes his first big mark on Charlotte Monday night when he presents his 2014 budget and capital investment plan – or CIP - to city council.&nbsp; But speaking at WFAE's recent public conversation, Carlee made clear this budget won't really be his own.</p><p>"I came in on the city council's last (bugdet) workshop, which meant that four days later the budget goes into production," explained Carlee. "So there's not going to be much of my stamp on this CIP – it will be very similar to what has been out there previously."</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Julie Rose 26577 at http://wfae.org Manager Carlee To Present First City Budget Vehicle Tax, Tag Fee Due At Same Time Beginning July 1 http://wfae.org/post/vehicle-tax-tag-fee-due-same-time-beginning-july-1 <p>If you've been to any DMV office recently, you may have seen the “Tax and Tag Together” posters. Starting July 1, state residents will receive one bill for both their vehicle's property tax and tag fee.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:21:11 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 25850 at http://wfae.org Vehicle Tax, Tag Fee Due At Same Time Beginning July 1