Charter Changes Derailed

Amelia Parker discusses proposed city Charter changes

Council nixes Parker’s bid to place eight amendments to the city Charter on the November ballot.

Grassroots Intervention

Council approves financial support for a new community-based program charged with blocking gun violence in city streets.

Power Poll: Justifying Tax Hikes

A majority of survey respondents say city employee pay increases and county infrastructure upgrades are sufficient reasons to raise property tax rates.

Council OKs Budget, Tax Hike

Kincannon’s $434.1 million budget proposal and the accompanying 50-cent property tax increase get reserved but solid support.

City Budget Vote Looms

Council will take up Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed $434.1 million budget and accompanying property tax increase on Tuesday.

More Beds, Fewer Staff

The impact of new behavioral health facilities could be blunted by workforce shortages among local providers.