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Opinion: Why I’m Voting Yes on the Arts Tax Referendum

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have the opportunity to transform. We have mobilized governments, businesses, faith communities, activists and philanthropy to come together to address our issues.

Political Black Caucus votes to endorse tax referendum in support of local arts

Supporters, opponents of Mecklenburg County sales-tax hike ramp up rhetoric ahead of vote

Both sides gear up for fight over sales tax referendum

2019 ParkScore® Ranks Mecklenburg County’s Parks System #96 Out Of 100 

Arts & Science Council Releases Podcast Series To Inform Mecklenburg County Voters On November Referendum

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These three consulting firms will head arts tax campaign in Mecklenburg County

Supporters of a Mecklenburg County proposal to raise sales taxes have turned to not one, not two, but three political consulting firms to help build support for a referendum this fall. The firms are mapping strategy for the newly formed Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg. The campaign will be supported by private contributions. Executives from the Arts

Bi-Partisan Consultants To Lead Push For Arts Tax

Former Mecklenburg Commissioner Darrel Williams will chair a new organization created to convince voters to support a quarter-cent sales tax for the arts. The group, Partnership for a better Mecklenburg Committee, will be filing its paperwork soon to the Mecklenburg Board of Elections, according to a news release. Williams will be leading three different consultants.

Darrel Williams appointed chair of sales tax referendum committee Chairs Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg

The campaign for Mecklenburg County’s quarter-cent sales tax referendum has turned to a longtime business and political leader as its chair. Charlotte architect Darrel Williams, a founding partner in Neighboring Concepts and former Mecklenburg commissioner, is chair of the Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg Committee, which is backing the Nov. 5 referendum. The committee is


Darrel Williams, chair of Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg. Photo courtesy of Brad Crone