To the Taxpayers of Rocky Mount, NC…How much more are you willing to pay?

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The FY 2019 proposed budget for the City of Rocky Mount calls for a 3.8% property tax rate increase and increases spending by 9.13%.  If approved the tax rate for Rocky Mount will have increased  13.22% ($0.605 to $0.685) since 2017.$2,028,530 of the increase is to pay for the Rocky Mount Event Center while the rest is to fund thirteen new positions which includes the creation of a third Assistant City Manager.  When the Event Center was ...

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Judge for yourself if the City of Rocky Mount Code of Ethics for Elected Officials have been violated

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The current Rocky Mount elected officials voted on a Code of Ethics for Elected Officials of the City of Rocky Mount in 2010.  Do their actions violate their own policy?  Please read the City of Rocky Mount Code of Ethics below typed from actual copy or click on the below link to see the actual policy.


Section: Executive/Governing Board                                       ...

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Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore – Rocky Mount Telegram investigative report on validity of crime statistics

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One would think the City of Rocky Mount is safe due to recent reports published by Chief of Police James Moore.The Rocky Mount Telegram reporters Amelia Harper, Lindell John Kay, Corey Davis, and Philip Sayblack investigated the statistics and accounts of recent crimes.  Their work was published in the Sunday, August 6, 2017 newspaper regarding the validity of the crime statistics.  The Sunday edition contained four articles along with supporting documentation for their research.  Please see below for the titles ...

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Did the Rocky Mount City Council violate the open meetings law?

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“The Rocky Mount City Council may have violated open meetings laws recently when hiring an interim manager, a consultant for the Downtown Event Center and a new city manager, according to a public records law professor.” according to the June 4, 2017 Rocky Mount Telegram article by Lindell John Kay

To read the article click on the following link Public votes not taken on city hires

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