The invitation is for Tuesday, says County Manager Harry Jones in his weekly board bulletin.
Writes Jones: "The purpose of this invitation is to provide an opportunity for elected officials to discuss this idea of a strategic community plan for human services."
Jones said the move was prompted by a public discussion Tuesday. He said it led Roberts to ask public officials to attend next week's meeting between two county committees: Health and Community Support Services, and the Natural Resources committee.
A standing-room only crowd of more than 200 attended Tuesday's public hearing on Charlotte's charity money crunch. Panelists included former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt, Mecklenburg County General Manager John McGillicuddy, Crisis Assistance Ministry director Carol Hardison, Latin America Coalition Executive Director Angelas Ortega-Moore and Observer Editor Rick Thames.
- Doug Miller