NEW POLL: Major Opposition to Council Pay Raises, Massive Support for Transparency Measures… and We Test Transit.
Forward Charlotte recently conducted a scientific public opinion survey about City Council and current issues facing the area, including transit, City Council Pay raises, and clean government initiatives proposed by Forward Charlotte. Click here to view the full poll results.
While City Council recently voted to increase their own pay and expense accounts by 50%-plus, Charlotte voters clearly do not support such a measure. As we have stated since our first poll testing clean government reforms 2 years ago, the only way the public could support such a move is if it was accompanied by basic transparency and accountability measures, like improved public information request timelines and open “checkbooks,” allowing the public to see public expenses within 30 days of the expense being made.
As City Council members have been found to use public funds for personal use, these measures should be commonsense. Councilmembers Driggs and Bokhari voted against pay raises.
At Forward Charlotte, we have three simple objectives for Charlotte.
1) Pro-Growth Leadership Capable of Uniting Charlotte
2) Commonsense Municipal Policies that Create Jobs and Opportunity
3) Inclusive Approach to Problem Solving
Forward Charlotte is a 501c4 organization bringing together concerned citizens who are committed to restoring our city’s identity and crafting a vision for her promising future.