Curt Walton http://wfae.org en Carlee Starts Work As Charlotte City Manager http://wfae.org/post/carlee-starts-work-charlotte-city-manager <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte's new boss is getting his keys and passwords. Ron </span>Carlee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> begins work Monday as city manager. He'll be sworn in Monday night at the city council meeting.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Julie Rose 24259 at http://wfae.org Carlee Starts Work As Charlotte City Manager 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 City Manager Walton Retiring http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-city-manager-walton-retiring <p>The most powerful government employee in Charlotte has announced plans to retire at the end of the year. City Manager Curt Walton says he's ready for a "new adventure" after five years in the position and twenty prior years in other city jobs.</p><p>Charlotte has what's called a "weak-mayor" system of government, which means the city's 6,800 employees and $1.7 billion budget are the city manager's responsibility.</p><p>Aside from hiring good people, Curt Walton says the best thing he's done for the city since becoming manager in 2007 is to make it operate more like a business.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:20:27 +0000 Julie Rose 12825 at http://wfae.org Charlotte City Manager Walton Retiring