property taxes http://wfae.org en Charlotte City Manager: No Property Tax Increase Needed http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-city-manager-no-property-tax-increase-needed <p>Charlotte property owners got some good news at last night’s budget meeting—city manager Ron Carlee will not recommend a property tax increase.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Unless I get contrary guidance from council, the budget which I will be putting together for you will not include a property tax rate change,” </span>Carlee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:29:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 48731 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus County Bows Out Of 'Incentives Game' http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-county-bows-out-incentives-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elected officials across the country will tell you they dislike the practice of handing out economic incentives to lure businesses to their communities. But they hold their noses and do it anyway, because "that's the way things work."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, officials in </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County have made the risky decision of saying "No more."</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:55:13 +0000 Julie Rose 38353 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus County Bows Out Of 'Incentives Game' City And County Budgets http://wfae.org/post/city-and-county-budgets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are in the process of approving a budget for the next fiscal year. City Manager Ron </span>Carlee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will join us in the first part of the show to talk about his first recommended budget for the city and what it will mean for citizens inside the city limits. Then we'll be joined by Interim County Manager Bobbie Shields and Budget director </span>Hyong<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Yi to discuss how the recommended county budget would impact tax payers throughout Mecklenburg County. How will the services the city/ county provide be affected this fiscal year? How will your pocketbook be affected? Find out, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 28444 at http://wfae.org City And County Budgets 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 Charlotte City Council Still Stalled Over Streetcar http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-city-council-still-stalled-over-streetcar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After nearly a year of deliberations, the Charlotte City Council met Wednesday to outline a compromise plan for raising property taxes to fund capital improvement projects.&nbsp; But they're still hung up over the sticking point that derailed the nearly $1 billion program last year:&nbsp; the streetcar.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:19:02 +0000 Julie Rose 23672 at http://wfae.org Charlotte City Council Still Stalled Over Streetcar Want To Hear Property Tax Appeals For Little Pay? Time To Apply Is Now http://wfae.org/post/want-hear-property-tax-appeals-little-pay-time-apply-now <p>Mecklenburg County is trying to fill 15 seats on the Board of Equalization and Review. That's the group responsible for hearing property tax appeals. It's a job that comes with a lot of criticism – particularly this last year as the board was inundated with appeals to the flawed 2011 revaluation. So why would anyone want the job?&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First off, the hours can be a bear.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:33:20 +0000 Julie Rose 22830 at http://wfae.org Want To Hear Property Tax Appeals For Little Pay? Time To Apply Is Now Tough Choices Ahead As Charlotte Nears End Of Annexation Road http://wfae.org/post/tough-choices-ahead-charlotte-nears-end-annexation-road <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Think about </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">this</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for a moment - back in 1960, the entire city of Charlotte was just 35 square miles.&nbsp; Today it's more than </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">300 square miles.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> That's a 700 percent expansion as one neighborhood after another got swallowed up through annexation.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:08:32 +0000 Julie Rose 19921 at http://wfae.org Tough Choices Ahead As Charlotte Nears End Of Annexation Road Review Finds Major Problems With Meck Tax Reappraisal http://wfae.org/post/review-finds-major-problems-meck-tax-reappraisal <p>An independent review of Mecklenburg County's 2011 property tax reappraisal found "major" problems in neighborhoods spread across the county.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:56:20 +0000 Julie Rose 15749 at http://wfae.org Foxx Plan For City Improvements Gets Pushback In Ballantyne http://wfae.org/post/foxx-plan-city-improvements-gets-pushback-ballantyne <p></p><p>As the Charlotte City Council works to find agreement on a proposed tax increase to pay for infrastructure improvements, Mayor Anthony Foxx is pitching his preferred approach in town hall meetings across the city. Thursday night, he ventured into unfriendly territory at the Ballantyne Hotel where a crowd of about 100 challenged his proposal.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:49:42 +0000 Julie Rose 15552 at http://wfae.org Foxx Plan For City Improvements Gets Pushback In Ballantyne Charlotte Council Rekindles Tax Hike Debate http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-council-rekindles-tax-hike-debate <p>Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is convening a special meeting of the city council Thursday to re-start debate over raising taxes to pay for streets, sidewalks and a streetcar.</p><p>Three months ago, Mayor Foxx's plan to boost the property tax rate by 3 and a half cents and use the money for nearly a $1 billion worth of projects, collapsed in a series of surprise city council votes.</p><p>Foxx hasn't let it drop since - even taking the opportunity to nudge council members during the groundbreaking of an uptown stadium a few weeks back.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:17:17 +0000 Julie Rose 8204 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Council Rekindles Tax Hike Debate