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Mecklenburg County Legislative Agenda 2011


  1. Increase the efficiency of the Board of Equalization and Review by granting Mecklenburg County authority authorized in the General Statutes but not allowed under current local legislation. This includes increasing the size of the board.
  2. Seek legislation necessary to provide Mecklenburg County greater flexibility in the funding and administering of law enforcement in the unincorporated area.
  3. Revise selected general statutes to allow State, County and Municipal government to hold electronic drawings as a permanent record
  4. Grant Mecklenburg County the same authority previously granted to the cities of Raleigh and Winston Salem to enter leases of greater than 10 years when contracting for energy efficiency equipment.
  5. Seek legislation necessary to implement the recommendations of the Library Task Force.
  6. Allow Mecklenburg County to provide website notification as an alternative to compulsory advertising purchases for the purpose of public notice.
  7. Clarify S.L. 2010-158 to insure that secondary PSAPs that have inter-local agreements with Primary PSAPs are eligible for 911 funds and that decisions made by the 911 board are subject to the Administrative Procedures Act.
  8. Extend the special provision from the 2009 and 2010 budgets providing that County Departments of Social Service can use up to 5% of Child Care Development Fund Block Grant funds for administration.
  9. If a vehicle registration fee is passed, designate that revenue be used in part to fund air quality programs.
  10. Support the request of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education for local flexibility regarding staff spending and the school calendar.
  11. Provide flexibility to the Register of Deeds to reject documents suspected of being fraudulent.

General Policy Positions 

  1. Support legislation that grants greater flexibility to counties. 
  2. Oppose legislation that restricts county flexibility. 
  3. Oppose legislation that creates unfunded mandates to counties. 
  4. Oppose legislation that shifts costs from state to county government.

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