MoRA impact: Charlotte city bonds on this year’s election ballot

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At the end of the very last page general election ballot are three referenda that asks voters for approval of bonds worth $218.44 million.  Approval of these bonds will not result in additional taxes. The following Transportation Bond items, totaling $17.7m, fall within or near the MoRA area:

  • Idlewild/Rama/Monroe intersection improvements. (You’ll find the presentation slides from MoRA’s October 12 “Government Comes to You” workshop here)
  • Monroe Road streetscape (from Briar Creek to N. Sharon Amity Rds)
  • Sidewalk and bikeway improvements
  • Land acquisition and street connections along the Monroe Road side of Independence Boulevard corridor

eastblvdscottaveMonroe Road is a crucial commuter corridor, connecting Matthews and Uptown, and the MoRA area is an important employment sector. The Idlewild/Rama/Monroe is an important intersection, with two schools (McClintock Middle and East Mecklenburg High) and the transit that accompanies them within yards.

Interested in seeing city projects happening near you?  Click on the yellow dots on this map (takes a few seconds to load) and see a description of planned work:  http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/Map.aspx

These bonds also support improvements to other parts of Charlotte, including the Cross Charlotte Multi-Use Trail, a 26-mile trail that will connect the county’s system of greenways.  The Neighborhood Improvement bonds will connect streets, sidewalks, trails and bike lanes to enhance community assets charlotte1and to link neighborhoods with schools, parks, and transit.  Housing bonds leverage public-private investment dollars to provide affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income households in the Charlotte area.

All of our City Council representatives support these bonds.

For more information on these bonds, go to www.voteyesforbonds.com.