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Get Real 2011


Get Real 2011: Charlotte Budget Priorities As politicians hash out a roadmap to deal with a massive federal deficit, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte also face serious budgetary challenges. Politicians often disagree on what should be sacred and what is expendable, so, with that in mind, Crossroads Charlotte established an initiative called Get Real 2011. They set out to look at city and county budget priorities through the eyes of citizens on the street. Residents from different parts of the region and different walks of life weighed in on what they would cut and what they would keep. We are joined by the Executive Director of Crossroads Charlotte and several participants of Get Real 2011 to find out how our own citizens would balance a budget. Guests Tonya Jameson - Principal Member, Darling Media Group Tracy Russ - Executive Director, Crossroads Charlotte Jason Fararooei - Facilitated several Workshops Hasaan Coombs - Hosted session at his Central Ave. Barber Shop Add and read comments