Mecklenburg County Commissioners: Do not eliminate funding to Historic Latta Plantation
  • Petitioned Pat Cotham

This petition was delivered to:

Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman
Pat Cotham
Mecklenburg County Commission Vice Chairman
Kim Ratliff
Mecklenburg County Commissioner At Large
Trevor Fuller
Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 1
Karen Bentley
Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 2
Velma Leake
Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 3
George Dunlap
Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 6
Bill James
Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 4
Dumont Clarke
Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 5
Matthew Ridenhour

Mecklenburg County Commissioners: Do not eliminate funding to Historic Latta Plantation

    1. Petition by

      Historic Latta Plantation

Latta has been notified by Mecklenburg County that there is a good chance that the county portion of our funding will be completely eliminated as of July 1, 2013. This is devastating news! As a small non-profit historic site with only 4 full time staff members, Latta does an incredible amount of programming and events! Latta's funding has already been cut by 50% over the past few years. Elimination of funding from Mecklenburg County would greatly hinder Latta's ability to continue providing school programs for 20,000 school children each year, over 35 special events for the public, daily house tours, and numerous summer camps and workshops. We need your help to ask our County Commissioners to support Latta!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mike Newman CHARLOTTE, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      Latta is a great place to take the family for an outing. Whenever I visit there are always quite a few visitors there. Why cut off funding for an inexpensive outdoor activity that's educational?

    • Linda Ullah WAXHAW, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      It's my belief that we must preserve our historic buildings so our children and future generations will have a since of history, community pride, and belonging to a place with a proud history.

    • Gregory Mixon CHARLOTTE, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      Latta Plantation has served as a site for education and history in Mecklenburg County for several decades. It has not been a drain upon the tax base. County residents have visited the site and been educated and enjoyed family activities. It is a service that has been a plus for the county.

    • Marysia Walpole DAVIDSON, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      History is too important to lose. If you don't know where you came from, you don't know who you really are or value what you have. Kids of all ages, including adults are enriched by history.

    • Nikola Djukic CHARLOTTE, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      we need to preserve the past.


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