Charlotte is an interesting city located in Charlotte County, Nara, and Shires in the state of North Carolina. The population has been steadily growing since the 1970’s and now stand at an estimated 420, making it one of the largest cities in North Carolina. Charlotte is considered to be a safe city that has a large amount of employment for a business center. It is also known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The city is also home to a number of sports teams including the Charlotte Hornets basketball team and the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team. The Charlotte area is home to many cultural events including the annual Charlotte Jazz Festival and the annual Music Fest.
There are two branches of government in Charlotte: city government and county government. There are also three branches of government in Orange County. The city government includes the City Council, which meets throughout the year and is elected by the residents. The Council has the authority to set local ordinances and also the power to tax and borrow money. A mayor or an elected official holds the office of mayor. A supervisor, a representative to the board of supervisors, and an appointed position of the county board of supervisors are the other representatives on the city council.
The county government consists of seven different municipalities which include Charlotte, Concord, Fuquay Varina, Gaston, Lee, Morrisville, and Orange County, NC. The city and county governments administer the tax collection, budgeting, public works, education, health care, and law enforcement. Each municipality has elected officials, who are responsible for all of these responsibilities. The County Board of Supervisors is composed of seven members who represent different areas of North Carolina. There are also district offices of various counties within each of the cities. These offices include the Office of Revenue and Development, the Office of Public Health, the Office of Parks and Recreation, the Office of Economic Development, the Office of Small Business and Development, and the Office of Planning and Community Development. This last office is responsible for planning, development, implementation, regulation, and planning of future economic growth and development.