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View Poll Results: Should the city and county consolidate?
yes 11 35.48%
no 13 41.94%
unsure 3 9.68%
maybe 4 12.90%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-12-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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would you approve of consolidating the two into just one city, ala nashville or jacksonville?


Might have to change the name to Charloteville
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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We're practically there now. The only difference is the taxes. Those within the city limits pay higher...those outside in unincorporated Meck pay lower. Yet, CMPD covers all unincorporated county.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Are you referring to the recent proposals to consolidate all of the county into the city, thereby eliminating the individual towns? So Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville, University City and Mint Hill would all cease to exist?
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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Why in the name of god would Cornelius ever want to be Charlotte? Charlotte can build its own nice, safe neighborhoods.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I don't believe this would affect the incorporation of existing towns. I think it has to do w/ streamlining services, but I could be wrong.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I don't believe this would affect the incorporation of existing towns. I think it has to do w/ streamlining services, but I could be wrong.
zactly

the cities that have done this just seem to surround existing municipalities.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Please note this is from an editorial, and is not necessarily fact:

"Perhap's it's time for 'Normanopolis'" Lake Norman Herald Weekly

"A few years ago ... an April Fool's joke story on a mock cover touting a plan ... to dissolve the town charters of Davidson, Huntersville, and Cornelius and create one lakeside city named Normanopolis."

"Maybe, though, Normanopolis is an idea whose time is coming. Mecklenburg Board of County Commisioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts was in front of cameras and microphones last week, suggesting current economic forces may be just the impetus needed to resurrect the occasionally resurrected idea of merging Charlotte and Mecklenburg County governments. After all, many key services - fire, police, water and sewer - have already been combined."

"There is also a school of thought thatm if combining Charlotte and Mecklenburg County is a good idea, then why not eliminate all the other towns in Mecklenburg County in the process to form one, big, happy utopian great state of Mecklenburg?"
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, creating the Great State of Mecklenburg might be a good idea, if the existing County and City Governments were run well - wh/ they are NOT.

Some of the decisions as to how our money will be spent have been ludicrous, including a HUGE fiasco wh/ is not really being discussed with the Whitewater Center. Y'all do know that the Whitewater Center is so highly leveraged that they can't even meet the INTEREST PAYMENTS on their loan? And took in several million LESS last year than the operation costs?

Just think how disastrous the mess would be by combining everything. In theory, economies of scale could be applied but that has already been done w/ water/sewer, for ex.

The Great State of Mecklenburg would need to SECEDE from the Great State of North Carolina to make it work. That way we could keep our TAX DOLLARS here in Meck - rather than sending them to GOVCO and getting only a portion of them back.

And while we are at it - how about breaking CMS up into five smaller units.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I would agree if it would make it more of a possibility to get rail out here.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I would agree if it would make it more of a possibility to get rail out here.
Depending on where "out here" is, it's doubtful. Given the cost of rail and the fact that the plan is pretty much set in stone of where it's going to be laid until 2030 (and likely far beyond), I would venture to say that you won't see rail laid any differently than what you see in the CATS 2030 plan. New bus routes and park and ride lots, yes.
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