• Community investment plan to be discussed Monday

    By: Jenna Deery


    CHARLOTTE - Charlotte residents will take turns speaking about a community investment plan and proposed $145 million referendum on Monday night.  Voters will decide on the referendum in November.

    The total plan is a little more than $816 million, and it is broken into four parts over the next six years. The first set of projects would start in 2015 if voters approve.

    Most of the $145 million would go towards improving sidewalks, roads and bridges. The rest of the funds would go towards housing projects and neighborhood improvement projects.

    The second part of the plan, which does not need voter approval, is to spend $103 million on projects like redeveloping Bojangles Coliseum and beginning construction on six new police divisions and a joint communication center.

    At least 12 people have signed up to speak at the meeting.

    Reporter Jenna Deery will be at the meeting. Follow her on Twitter for live updates. She will have the latest information on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11.

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