Ron Carlee http://wfae.org en Airport Extends...And Cancels Controversial Taxi Contract http://wfae.org/post/airport-extendsand-cancels-controversial-taxi-contract <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amid an FBI investigation, a city ordered review and claims that corruption was at the heart of the original process, the Charlotte airport is re-opening its controversial taxi contract.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:35:20 +0000 Tom Bullock 51793 at http://wfae.org Airport Extends...And Cancels Controversial Taxi Contract Charlotte Budget Recommendation: Modest Tax Increases, Pay Raise http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-budget-recommendation-modest-tax-increases-pay-raise <p>Charlotte city manager Ron Carlee gave taxpayers a preliminary glimpse Monday night into how the city will spend their money, and how much they will pay. Carlee presented to city council his recommendation for next year’s budget, which runs from July through next June.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:22:46 +0000 Ben Bradford 50355 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Budget Recommendation: Modest Tax Increases, Pay Raise City Update With Charlotte's Mayor And City Manager http://wfae.org/post/city-update-charlottes-mayor-and-city-manager <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;">It has been a little over a month since former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon resigned after his arrest on federal corruption charges; he still hasn’t been indicted. Since then, we've been learning more about accusations of a pay-to-play scheme involving taxi companies and the airport. We have a new mayor, Dan </span>Clodfelter<span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;"> who has said that "stability" is his highest priority for the city. The city has opened its books in the ongoing federal investigation into Cannon. Fights over control of the airport continue. And it's budget time. There's a lot going on in Charlotte at a time when the city tries to re-earn the public and the business community's trust.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 50164 at http://wfae.org City Update With Charlotte's Mayor And City Manager Carlee: Charges Against Cannon Don't Represent How City Runs http://wfae.org/post/carlee-charges-against-cannon-dont-represent-how-city-runs <p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte city government officials are now dealing with the aftermath of <a href="http://wfae.org/post/how-fbis-case-against-cannon-went-down" target="_blank">former mayor Patrick Cannon’s arrest and resignation</a>.&nbsp;Charlotte could have a new mayor as soon as Monday. </span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:57:38 +0000 Lisa Miller 47850 at http://wfae.org Carlee: Charges Against Cannon Don't Represent How City Runs City Manager Ron Carlee Decides To "Ban The Box" http://wfae.org/post/city-manager-ron-carlee-decides-ban-box <p>Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee officially "banned the box" on Friday. Applicants for city jobs will now no longer see a question about prior convictions on the initial application. The exception will be for public safety jobs – like police officers or airport employees.</p><p>Applicants will be asked about criminal history much later in the process --&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">in some departments after several rounds of interviews.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:35:50 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46161 at http://wfae.org City Manager Ron Carlee Decides To "Ban The Box" Toxic Chemicals Illegally Dumped Into Charlotte Sewer http://wfae.org/post/toxic-chemicals-illegally-dumped-charlotte-sewer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte police are trying to identify who pumped toxic chemicals into a city sewer line.&nbsp; The incident caused authorities to shut down the Mallard Creek water treatment plant for some 17 hours.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:36:02 +0000 Tom Bullock 44573 at http://wfae.org Toxic Chemicals Illegally Dumped Into Charlotte Sewer CMPD Officer Fired 12 Times In Killing Of Unarmed Man http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-officer-fired-12-times-killing-unarmed-man <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer charged with <strike>involuntary</strike> voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed man over the weekend is due in court this afternoon. </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says Officer Randall </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> used excessive force in the death of Jonathan Ferrell, firing his gun 12 times and striking Ferrell with ten of those bullets. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:10:51 +0000 Julie Rose 35453 at http://wfae.org CMPD Officer Fired 12 Times In Killing Of Unarmed Man Family Of Slain Man Applauds CMPD For Swiftly Charging Officer http://wfae.org/post/family-slain-man-applauds-cmpd-swiftly-charging-officer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More details – and consequences – are beginning to emerge from a tragic incident in northeast Mecklenburg County over the weekend. 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed by </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Officer Randall </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who has now been charged with voluntary manslaughter. All Things Considered Host Mark Rumsey spoke with&nbsp;</span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose about new developments in the story.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:03:24 +0000 Julie Rose 35448 at http://wfae.org Family Of Slain Man Applauds CMPD For Swiftly Charging Officer N.C. Legislators Give Final OK To Charlotte Airport Bill http://wfae.org/post/nc-legislators-give-final-ok-charlotte-airport-bill <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="357" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=1&amp;VID=24973037&amp;freewheel=69016&amp;sitesection=charlotte_nws_pol_sty_pp&amp;width=635&amp;height=357" width="635"></iframe></p><p>RALEIGH The North Carolina legislature, plowing into the wee hours and past the objections of Democrats, gave final approval early Friday to a measure creating a Charlotte airport commission.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:26:07 +0000 Ely Portillo & Bruce Henderson & Rick Rothacker 32111 at http://wfae.org N.C. Legislators Give Final OK To Charlotte Airport Bill City Manager Carlee: Orr's Removal From Airport 'Simply Business' http://wfae.org/post/city-manager-carlee-orrs-removal-airport-simply-business <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>US Airways called it "disappointing." House Speaker Thom Tillis called it "incredibly irresponsible" and "unwise."&nbsp; But Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee says his decision to install a new director of the Charlotte Airport was "simply business."&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:44:27 +0000 Julie Rose 31723 at http://wfae.org City Manager Carlee: Orr's Removal From Airport 'Simply Business'