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Get answers about the Mecklenburg County budget crisis

Posted on 12 May 2010 by Matthew Tyndall

photo credit: Justin Ritchie

CLT Blog and WTVI are hosting a 3-part series about the budget crisis facing Mecklenburg County. We, like many of you around town, were concerned and confused about how we arrived in our current economic position.

When all the fear-mongering and scare tactics subside, we’re left with questions about how we got ourselves into this mess. What are those questions? We need your help deciding what to ask our county leaders.

We will be interviewing:

  • Management and Budget Director Hyong Yi
  • County Manager Harry L. Jones Sr
  • BOCC Chairman Jennifer Robert

You can submit your questions here using Google Moderator. These interviews will not be livestreamed, so now is the time to let us know so we can prepare.

Our first interview Thursday evening. Help us out!


  1. Bridget Haymond 12 May 2010 at 5:09 PM

    What can we do to balance the budget without negatively impacting children? Instead of cuttin teachers, how about cutting some upper management staff and reducing entertainment budgets for the big wigs?