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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Delays Vote

Tonight the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners, replete with several new members, met for several important issues affecting the city and county.

Possibly the most heated issue in recent history is the 2011 Tax Revaluation.  News broke tonight that Tax Assessor Garret Alexander has submitted his resignation for that position, but will stay on in some other unnamed county position at an undisclosed salary (at least for now).

A vote on how to proceed with some actions about what Commissioner Bill James called a "train wreck" of a process was delayed tonight.  All agreed to meet next week Tuesday at 3 p.m. to discuss and possibly amend County Manager Harry Jones' recommendations concerning the audit.  View this information at these links below:

Mecklenburg Revaluation Review Final Report.pdf
Cover Letter for Final Report.pdf
Mecklenburg County Report Cover.pdf
Exhibits for Final Report.pdf
County Manager Recommendations on Revaluation Review.pdf

Comments from the dais stated support for review from the State level in Representative Brawley and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis.  Others maintain that a "rollback" of the 2011 revaluation that so many want is not permitted by law and will not change.  

Three-and-a-half hours of discussion did not result in resolution or a vote.  Many angry property owners showed up again to voice complaints to the Board.

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