May 21, 2019
Dena Diorio had now PowerPoint, no flip charts. Just a few dozen numbers – and, more important, several vital messages.
Her proposed budget commits community dollars toward solving persistent health, education and other problems because the Mecklenburg residents who attended community comment sessions raised those issues and wanted action.
The money raised by the recommended 2-cent tax increase over the overall post-revaluation revenue-neutral rate is far less than the increase recommended for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, just by itself.
And careful listeners heard the veteran manager refer to “four new board members” who were elected in an upset election last November. Those four, and their impact on the remaining five, may be one of the powerful tools in shaping where the county is headed in the short-term, and some might say catching up with where it needs to be in its service to the health, education and human services needs of this community.
In the video below, presentations begin at minute 7:00. The Q&A begins at minute 20:25.