N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue has named Charlotte City Council member Michael Barnes as her volunteer liaison, and Barnes recently sent Perdue a list of key issues facing the city.
His April 27 letter lists four requests:
1. Relax the September deadline for use of federal job training money through the stimulus program.
2. Ensure that the state mow the grass along its rights of way and pick up litter.
3. Require a state DOT official work in Charlotte 2-3 days a month. Currently, Barnes says, developers must travel to the Albermarle office to review plans.
4. Install signs on I-485 directing drivers to the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Click here to read Barnes' letter to Perdue.
Perdue named Barnes as her liaison in March, when she became the first governor with a Charlotte presence by opening a new Piedmont office in the government center.