Persistence at polls can impact shootings
In response to “13 more dead; I feel helpless, frustrated” (Nov. 9 Forum):
Thursday morning, the school where I teach performed a lockdown drill. As I, three teachers, and 30 students huddled quietly in a gymnasium closet, I Tara looked at Anastasi the faces of
the kids. I felt profoundly sorry that these 12-year-old children have to prepare for events such as mass shootings.
How I voted, though, was powerful comfort. Persistence and insistence are the tools we must use Taylor Batten
Editorial Page Editor
Peter St. Onge
Editorial Page Associate Editor
The Democratic Party has had a majority of the members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners for the last five years.
The property tax rate was set at 82.32 cents
Dumont in June
Clarke 2018, a .75
cent increase, primarily to help fund the first year start-up costs of the initial phase of a pre-Kindergarten program for four year olds.
Prior to that, the Mecklenburg County general property tax rate was flat – unchanged – for four years at 81.57 cents from fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2018.
Forum writer Cliff Passons might want to do a little research before he declares Democrats are famous for “raising taxes and putting property out of reach for many Charlotteans.” Facts are stubborn things.
– Dumont Clarke, Charlotte
Nancy Webb Forum Editor