Mayor Anthony Foxx http://wfae.org en Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-new-mayor-patrick-cannon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrat Patrick Cannon <a href="http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Mecklenburg/48722/122319/Web01/en/summary.html" target="_blank">won the mayoral race</a> for Charlotte with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">53 percent (50,768) of the vote</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Republican Edwin Peacock had about 46.9 percent of the total votes with 44,922 votes.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:38:45 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38676 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In http://wfae.org/post/mayor-foxx-out-mayor-kinsey <p>Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is mayor no-more. He stepped down Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation and spoke briefly to a roomful of supporters and city staff.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Longtime City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was appointed mayor in his stead.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"You may disagree with the methods and means, but there can never be a disagreement that I love this city and I've worked my tail off to make it everything it can be," said Foxx.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:16:44 +0000 Julie Rose 30493 at http://wfae.org Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In Councilman Poised To Nominate Kinsey For Interim-Mayor http://wfae.org/post/councilman-poised-nominate-kinsey-interim-mayor <P>Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will resign Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the work of finding his replacement begins.</P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Current City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey may be first in line.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Whomever the city council chooses to temporarily fill the mayor's seat must be a Democrat like Foxx. That's the law. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose 30328 at http://wfae.org Councilman Poised To Nominate Kinsey For Interim-Mayor Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/foxx-confirmed-next-transportation-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. The Senate voted unanimously in his favor Thursday afternoon. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Before the vote, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller praised Foxx.</p><p>"He is an expert on transportation, intermodal and otherwise," Rockefeller says. "He understands the lay of the land and he's done it. He's a superb and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous transportation system, which is in trouble"</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:11:22 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 30227 at http://wfae.org Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary Charlotte Council Approves 3.17 Cent Tax Hike http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-council-approves-317-cent-tax-hike <p>It took a year longer than usual, but the Charlotte City Council approved a 3-cent property tax increase for capital improvement projects on Monday night.</p><p>The same plan got derailed last year because it included money to extend the streetcar. When the council passed a capital plan <em>without </em>the streetcar, Mayor Anthony Foxx vetoed it. &nbsp;The city is now pursuing funding for the streetcar separately and the council easily passed the rest of the capital plan last night. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:27:42 +0000 Julie Rose 29113 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Council Approves 3.17 Cent Tax Hike Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/foxx-fast-rail-transportation-secretary <p>Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx appears to be on a smooth course for confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He fielded mostly friendly questions from a Senate Committee today and could be confirmed by the full Senate in a matter of weeks.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foxx spent the last few weeks in a crash course on transportation department structure and lingo. And he's been meeting the senators who must approve his nomination, so he had a pretty good idea what they'd ask during his confirmation hearing.</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:16:28 +0000 Julie Rose 27841 at http://wfae.org Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary News Roundtable: Mayor Foxx, Airport Authority, Panthers And More http://wfae.org/post/news-roundtable-mayor-foxx-airport-authority-panthers-and-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is Mayor Foxx headed to Washington as the new Secretary of Transportation? His nomination may mean new leadership for the city. Who might fill his position here and what will Foxx face during his confirmation hearings. A panel of journalists and a political scientist share their thoughts on that and on the possible change in ownership of Douglas airport, Panther stadium funding and more when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26314 at http://wfae.org News Roundtable: Mayor Foxx, Airport Authority, Panthers And More President Obama: Foxx Will Be 'Outstanding' Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/president-obama-foxx-will-be-outstanding-transportation-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama made it official Monday afternoon: he's nominating Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to become the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation.</span></p><p>With Foxx standing by his side at a White House press conference, the president said that the mayor will be an "outstanding" transportation secretary, and that Foxx's focus on transit has helped to create jobs and attract new businesses to Charlotte.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:22:17 +0000 Michael Tomsic 26247 at http://wfae.org President Obama: Foxx Will Be 'Outstanding' Transportation Secretary One Charlotte, Or Many? A WFAE Public Conversations Preview http://wfae.org/post/one-charlotte-or-many-wfae-public-conversations-preview <p></p><p>It's time again for the city of Charlotte to draw up its annual budget – including a renewed push to raise property taxes for capital projects. Last year's capital investment program proved so large – and divisive – that the council and mayor couldn't agree on any plan.&nbsp; They still can't. And in the interim, those divisions have proven to run deeper than city council politics.&nbsp; They've shown up across Charlotte and they're the topic of a special&nbsp;WFAE&nbsp;public forum Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spirit Square.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:00:06 +0000 Julie Rose 25912 at http://wfae.org One Charlotte, Or Many? A WFAE Public Conversations Preview Council Threatens To Remove Airport Advisory Chairman; Dulin Calls Him A 'Chump' http://wfae.org/post/council-threatens-remove-airport-advisory-chairman-dulin-calls-him-chump <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The Charlotte City Council is threatening to remove the chairman of its Airport Advisory Committee for encouraging lawmakers and commissioners in surrounding counties to support a measure that would strip the airport from the city's control.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:26:01 +0000 Julie Rose 25061 at http://wfae.org Council Threatens To Remove Airport Advisory Chairman; Dulin Calls Him A 'Chump'