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Old 05-06-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Where does all the bond money go in Charlotte? According to this report it's not distributed equally. West Charlotte & East Charlotte get the lion's share of tax money. The North & South get a much smaller amount. This is exactly opposite of what is often said about government spending on neighborhoods. It kills the myth that government can "fix" areas by throwing money at it.

No wonder Ballantyne wants to form its own city.
  • West Charlotte - $287M
  • East Charlotte - $194M
  • South Charlotte - $81M
  • North Charlotte - $86M

Report:

9 Investigates: Some say certain parts of Charlotte get more... | www.wsoctv.com

I created this map of where the money goes.

West Charlotte -

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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These figures don't include the Eastland Mall money.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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Isn't there a big ole airport sitting in west Charlotte?

Of course, this is Channel 9, they are not known for being able to disect information such as: What was the money spent on? A little more information would be helpful. In short, you have presented numbers with a statement implying that there is something wrong here. There may or may not be, your list is of just numbers, not details. And, in keeping with Channel 9 tradition, there is not much here. Would you buy a stock knowinig just the PE Ratio, 52 Week hi/Lo and Div Ratio? I would not unless you just don't know much about economics and think that the income is listed on the balance sheet.

The $287m in the west also appears to reach i485 in the north and almost to I85 in the northeast. "East" Charlotte also includes downtown which has a big tax base.

As for Ballantyne, the majority don't want to form a city. The owners/developers of the office park and largest job generator in Ballantyne said they are not interested in forming a new city. In fact, they said it would be harder to develop the park without Charlotte. So, your inference is not based in fact.

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Interesting district map. I probably wouldnt consider some of these areas to be East and West.. I wonder how much of this money is spent in Uptown and the Airport.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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You would have immediately discredited such broad strokes nonsense had it not actually suited your agenda.
Who knew that so much of 'west' Charlotte was actually east of I-77??
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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. It was studied by doctoral level economist who study these impacts for a living. However, WSOC TV is held up as a standard when discussing economics even though the reporters who presented this report and the one regarding property taxes have degrees in Broadcast Cinematics and law. So, we are to believe TV reporters but, ignore folks with doctorates in econ......interesting logic.

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:48 AM
 
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You would have immediately discredited such broad strokes nonsense had it not actually suited your agenda.
Who knew that so much of 'west' Charlotte was actually east of I-77??
It should be pretty clear on that map. BTW, the traditional definition of West Charlotte has been that of which is west of South Blvd. It is, after all where East Blvd changes name to West Blvd. I-77 is a relative new comer in roads through the city. The map reflects this.

For questions about "agenda", that should have been pretty clear in the OP as well. The distribution of neighborhood improvement money in Charlotte is not done on an equal basis. I hope this addresses your concerns. Vast amounts of money have been poured into West & East and relatively little into North & South.

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:52 AM
 
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...I wonder how much of this money is spent in Uptown and the Airport.
I can't speak for downtown, but the city taxpayers do not finance the airport with neighborhood improvement bonds. In fact, the airport runs in the black and returns money to the city. It is self financed through landing fees on the Airlines and federal grants from the FAA. As we all know, the FAA pays all the salaries of the air traffic controllers as well as many others involved with the operation. The feds paid for the 4th runway.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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It should be pretty clear on that map. BTW, the traditional definition of West Charlotte has been that of which is west of South Blvd. It is, after all where East Blvd changes name to West Blvd. I-77 is a relative new comer in roads through the city. The map reflects this.

For questions about "agenda", that should have been pretty clear in the OP as well. The distribution of neighborhood improvement money in Charlotte is not done on an equal basis. I hope this addresses your concerns. Vast amounts of money have been poured into West & East and relatively little into North & South.
Maybe it hasn't occured to you that South Charlotte doesn't NEED as much improvement money because it's already pretty new and well-maintained?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:32 AM
 
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Maybe it hasn't occured to you that South Charlotte doesn't NEED as much improvement money because it's already pretty new and well-maintained?
Exactly. It's like arguing that your brand new house needs to be painted just because your neighbors 50 year old house across the street needs to be painted.

Faulty logic, vague accusations and no real meat.

What are the "cheated" districts NOT getting? Unneeded maintenance money?!? It's called responsible spending.
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