Mecklenburg County voters did not approve a quarter cent sales tax that would have gone mostly to raise CMS employee pay. Sixty-one percent of voters said 'no' to that.
The sales tax didn’t have much organized opposition. The idea just didn’t take. It lost in precincts throughout the county, save for one in Davidson and a few neighborhoods just southeast of uptown.
A group called Together 4 Meck sprung into action to advocate for the tax.