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​May 6, 2019


BOCCLegislative Update

The House passed their proposed budget last week. The Senate is expected to begin budget deliberations this week. Provisions of the House budget that relate to the County’s legislative agenda include:

  • Use of federal TANF funding for NC Pre-K rather than state appropriations
  • NC Pre-K rate increase for child care centers
  • Funding for continued Medicaid transformation implementation
  • Youth tobacco prevention funding
  • Communicable disease prevention funding
  • Raise the Age implementation funding including $4.5 million for Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils

 The deadline for bills to pass one of the chambers is May 9. We will continue to work with the delegation and legislative leaders on bills affecting the County.

For more information, contact Starla Tanner, Legislative Affairs Liaison, at 980-314-2884.
County Partners in Third Annual 'This is Art | This Is Public Health' Initiative

Mecklenburg County youth will showcase a variety of artwork highlighting public health topics as part of the third annual "This is Art |This is Public Health" initiative. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Friday, May 24, 6 to 9 p.m., at Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave., Charlotte.

The initiative, a partnership between Mecklenburg County Public Health, Time Out Youth, QC Family Tree, Alianza, Teen Health Connection and professional artist Bree Stallings, seeks to engage youth in Real Talk | Real Action conversations explicitly designed to inform them about crucial public health issues affecting them and their communities.

Conversations and artwork focused on the following topics: healthy food security, tobacco use, teen dating violence, trauma and resilience, addiction and substance use, mental health and suicide prevention.

For more information, click here or contact Public Health Director Gibbie Harris at 980-314-9020.
Storm Water Services to Participate in Hurricane Awareness Event

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services will be one of many exhibitors at a hurricane awareness event hosted by the National Weather Service on Thursday, May 9 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 2-5 p.m.

Storm Water staff will be available to highlight flood safety, FINS Network and 3D floodplain mapping in Mecklenburg County.

To learn more, contact John Wendel, Senior Communication Specialist with Storm Water Services, at 704-577-0553.