WFAE Public Conversation http://wfae.org en Your HOA & You: Who Rules The Neighborhood? http://wfae.org/post/your-hoa-you-who-rules-neighborhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of Charlotte-area residents live in neighborhoods that have a local Homeowner Association.&nbsp; </span>HOAs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are often praised for keeping communities cleaner, safer and more livable.&nbsp; But some homeowners complain that HOA boards can be too rigid and arbitrary in enforcing covenants and restrictions, infringing on homeowners’ rights. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>This WFAE <em>Public Conversation </em>explored the pros and cons of living in an HOA community, along with the rights and responsibilities of HOA residents and boards.&nbsp; Panelists discussed current state laws that govern Homeowner Associations in North Carolina, and proposed changes to those laws.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:01:04 +0000 WFAE 43800 at http://wfae.org Your HOA & You: Who Rules The Neighborhood? On Location: The Charlotte Area Film Industry http://wfae.org/post/location-charlotte-area-film-industry <div>WFAE’s Public Conversation on the local film industry provided insights into how movies, television shows and commercials are cast, shot and produced in the Charlotte area.&nbsp;&nbsp; Panelists and audience members also discussed how the film industry impacts the region’s economy.&nbsp; And the forum explored contrasting views on North Carolina’s financial incentives for the film industry.</div><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 WFAE 34811 at http://wfae.org On Location: The Charlotte Area Film Industry One Charlotte, Or Many? A WFAE Public Conversations Preview http://wfae.org/post/one-charlotte-or-many-wfae-public-conversations-preview <p></p><p>It's time again for the city of Charlotte to draw up its annual budget – including a renewed push to raise property taxes for capital projects. Last year's capital investment program proved so large – and divisive – that the council and mayor couldn't agree on any plan.&nbsp; They still can't. And in the interim, those divisions have proven to run deeper than city council politics.&nbsp; They've shown up across Charlotte and they're the topic of a special&nbsp;WFAE&nbsp;public forum Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spirit Square.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:00:06 +0000 Julie Rose 25912 at http://wfae.org One Charlotte, Or Many? A WFAE Public Conversations Preview