by Sam Hieb
Charlotte Observer reports the final push is on get Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools $922 million school bond passed in tomorrow’s off-off-year election:
With big donations in hand from a state Realtors group, major corporations and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, the Vote Yes for School Bonds campaign was ready to bombard voters with mailers, ads and calls urging them to vote Tuesday.
A campaign finance report filed Oct. 30 shows the campaign had raised $370,000 and spent less than half of it as of Oct. 23, which left $195,000 for the final three weeks of the campaign. Vote Yes co-chair Debra Plousha Moore said Friday the group has another $9,000 pledged, and “we are committed to spending all of that.”
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to authorize $922 million in bonds for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the largest bond referendum ever put before Mecklenburg voters and the second largest in North Carolina. If approved, the money will pay for 10 new schools, replacement buildings for seven existing ones and renovations and additions at 12 more.
If you’re curious, here’s the list for potential bond projects.