city council http://wfae.org en Charlotte's Next Mayor On Tonight's Council Agenda http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-next-mayor-tonights-council-agenda <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tonight, Charlotte City Council may have an answer to this question – who is the next mayor of Charlotte?</span></p><p>But no matter what happens at tonight's meeting, Council will undoubtedly try to reassure the public the city is moving on from former mayor Patrick Cannon.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tom Bullock 47897 at http://wfae.org $51 Million For Bojangles Coliseum? A Talking Document Tells Us Why http://wfae.org/post/51-million-bojangles-coliseum-talking-document-tells-us-why <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A request for $51 million of city money to rehab the </span>Bojangles<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coliseum was a bit surprising. The city has already approved $25 million to renovate the site. This new proposal is still just that, a proposal. But it left us wondering just what this additional money would be used for.&nbsp; So we turned to a real person and a talking document to find out. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:58:11 +0000 Tom Bullock & Ben Bradford 47430 at http://wfae.org $51 Million For Bojangles Coliseum? A Talking Document Tells Us Why Charlotte's Tree Canopy Cover Increases To 47 Percent http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-tree-canopy-cover-increases-47-percent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A new report on tree canopy cover shows that Charlotte and Mecklenburg County both saw an increase in the percentage of land shaded by trees between 2008 and 2012.</p><p>Engineers will present the full results of the latest study before city council Monday night.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:13:24 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44616 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's Tree Canopy Cover Increases To 47 Percent Cannon Beats Mitchell, Will Face Peacock; Other Council Seats Set http://wfae.org/post/cannon-beats-mitchell-will-face-peacock-other-council-seats-set <p>The final matchup for Charlotte mayor took shape Tuesday night. Patrick Cannon beat fellow city councilman James Mitchell in the Democratic primary. Cannon and the Republican nominee, former city councilman Edwin Peacock, will face off in the general election. Several other city council seats are also set.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:05:18 +0000 Ben Bradford 35088 at http://wfae.org Cannon Beats Mitchell, Will Face Peacock; Other Council Seats Set Property Tax Hike Included In Carlee's Budget Proposal http://wfae.org/post/property-tax-hike-included-carlees-budget-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee wants council to approve a property tax increase to help fund a Capital Improvement Plan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Otherwise, the budget he proposed Monday night looks&nbsp; pretty much like last year's budget.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> It totals just just under $2 billion, or 1.5 percent above this past year. That increase accounts for an estimated rise in costs and a slight pay raise for city employees, but otherwise keeps spending the same as last year. Here’s the full breakdown:</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 16:26:32 +0000 Ben Bradford 26776 at http://wfae.org Property Tax Hike Included In Carlee's Budget Proposal No Decision On City Manager As Council Stays Up Late Discussing Candidates http://wfae.org/post/no-decision-city-manager-council-stays-late-discussing-candidates <p>The Charlotte City Council stalled Wednesday night in the final stage of its search for a new city manager.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council stayed in a closed session until past midnight, deliberating on which of three remaining candidates will take over what’s arguably the city’s most powerful job.</span></p><p>After four hours of debate, the council had no decision to report.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:18:04 +0000 Ben Bradford 21825 at http://wfae.org No Decision On City Manager As Council Stays Up Late Discussing Candidates Charlotte In 2053: Long Island, New York? http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-2053-long-island-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What will Charlotte look like in 40 years? A couple of pages found tucked in the middle of a routine City Council report reveal some interesting things about the city’s future.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Staff prepared the report to answer questions from City Council transportation committee members about employment and population in the Charlotte area.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here are the highlights:</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:44:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 21512 at http://wfae.org