Charlotte Realtors® Endorse Mecklenburg County School Bond Referendum

VoteYesBonds2017The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association (CRRA), in partnership with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, made a $25,000 contribution last week to support the 2017 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Vote Yes for Bonds Campaign in support of public schools.

In addition to the $25,000 contribution from the state’s Issues Mobilization Fund, the NC Realtors® also invested another $30,000 in a mail and digital media campaign in support of the bond referendum.

The $922 million bond package, on the ballot in Mecklenburg County this November, will fund the 29 highest-priority projects in CMS that relieve overcrowding, upgrade facilities (some are 50+ years old), modernize classrooms and deliver more academic options for students and families. Approval of the bonds will not result in higher taxes for Mecklenburg County property owners.

“The bond referendum is a responsible way to support capital improvements needed in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,” said Roger Parham, 2017 CRRA president. “Strong public schools contribute greatly to the health and vibrancy of growing communities, which is why we’re asking Realtors® to vote yes for bonds on Nov. 7.”

CRRA has historically supported bond referenda for capital improvements, including schools, affordable housing and public infrastructure.  REBIC also supports the CMS bond campaign, in recognition that strong public schools are an important asset and contribute to the local economy and overall quality of life.

“NC REALTORS® is pleased to support the CMS Vote Yes for Bonds Campaign,” said 2017 NC REALTORS® President Treasure A. Faircloth. “Continued investment in our public schools is the best way to ensure North Carolina’s children have the opportunities to learn and succeed.”

For more information on the Vote Yes for Bonds Campaign, including a list of the capital improvements that will be funded through the initiative, click here.

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