Fired http://wfae.org en Mecklenburg County Commission Wants More Active Role In Governing http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-county-commission-wants-more-active-role-governing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mecklenburg County commissioners are now looking for a new county manager after they fired Harry Jones Tuesday night.&nbsp; One thing is clear in the shake-up: the new manager won’t have as much autonomy.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">County government has had its problems of late. &nbsp;For starters, there was the botched 2011 property revaluation.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:35:09 +0000 Lisa Miller 26906 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg County Commission Wants More Active Role In Governing County Commission Fires Harry Jones http://wfae.org/post/county-commission-fires-harry-jones <p>After months of growing tensions between longtime Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones and county commissioners, the board voted Tuesday to terminate Jones.</p><p>His firing was swift, and seemed well-orchestrated. After a 6-2 vote with Dumont Clarke and Vice Chairwoman Kim Ratliff opposing, the board ended Jones’ contract shortly after it emerged from a three-hour closed session. Commissioner George Dunlap was absent.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 02:25:58 +0000 David Perlmutt/Charlotte Observer 26828 at http://wfae.org County Commission Fires Harry Jones