Charlotte City Council http://wfae.org en Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers http://wfae.org/post/council-approves-purchase-body-cameras-cmpd-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Charlotte police officers will be adding another piece of equipment to their uniforms: body cameras.</p><p></p><p>Charlotte city council members voted to allow CMPD to purchase new body cameras for some of its officers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:17 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49060 at http://wfae.org Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race http://wfae.org/post/james-mitchell-withdraws-12th-congressional-district-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than two months after officially filing to run for Congress, former Charlotte city councilman James "</span>Smuggie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" Mitchell says he is no longer a candidate for the </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> congressional district seat.</span></p><div><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:57:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48989 at http://wfae.org James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race Lawmakers Consider Repeal Of Local Business Tax http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-consider-repeal-local-business-tax <p>A plan moving through the state legislature could cost City of Charlotte coffers $8.5 million in local business taxes.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:32:24 +0000 Ben Bradford 48851 at http://wfae.org Lawmakers Consider Repeal Of Local Business Tax Charlotte City Manager: No Property Tax Increase Needed http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-city-manager-no-property-tax-increase-needed <p>Charlotte property owners got some good news at last night’s budget meeting—city manager Ron Carlee will not recommend a property tax increase.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Unless I get contrary guidance from council, the budget which I will be putting together for you will not include a property tax rate change,” </span>Carlee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:29:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 48731 at http://wfae.org Bojangles Requires Millions In Renovations On Top Of Amateur Sports Spending http://wfae.org/post/bojangles-requires-millions-renovations-top-amateur-sports-spending <p>A plan to turn Bojangles Coliseum and the area around it into an amateur sports complex will require an extra $12 million immediately, staff told city council today. Over the next decade, that amount could rise to over $50 million. Those costs are in addition to millions the council approved for the project in last year’s Capital Improvement Plan.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:29:05 +0000 Ben Bradford 48730 at http://wfae.org Bojangles Requires Millions In Renovations On Top Of Amateur Sports Spending Seven Democrats, Two Republicans Running For Watt's 12th District Congressional Seat http://wfae.org/post/seven-democrats-two-republicans-running-watts-12th-district-congressional-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an unusual year for the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Congressional district race. For the first time in two decades, it’s an open seat. &nbsp;Charlotte Democrat Mel Watt represented the district from 1993 until he resigned in January to take over as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.</span></p><p>Watt’s departure has created a lot of interest among Democrats. WFAE's Duncan McFadyen and Tasnim Shamma talk to Morning Edition Host Kevin Kniestedt about the race.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:38:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt, Tasnim Shamma & Duncan McFadyen 48669 at http://wfae.org Seven Democrats, Two Republicans Running For Watt's 12th District Congressional Seat Dan Clodfelter Appointed Mayor http://wfae.org/post/dan-clodfelter-appointed-mayor <p>Later today, Democratic State Senator Dan Clodfelter will resign the seat he’s held for 8 terms so he can become the next Mayor of Charlotte. Last night, Clodfelter was appointed by the City Council to serve what remains of Patrick Cannon’s term.</p><div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:57:46 +0000 Tom Bullock 48535 at http://wfae.org Dan Clodfelter Appointed Mayor Twelfth District Candidates Talk Education http://wfae.org/post/twelfth-district-candidates-talk-education <p>Four Democrats and one Republican running to represent North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District met Thursday night at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church for a panel hosted by the John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys.</p><p>The theme of the night: how to improve the state and country's educational system.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:58:14 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48325 at http://wfae.org Twelfth District Candidates Talk Education City Council Will Choose New Mayor April 7 http://wfae.org/post/city-council-will-choose-new-mayor-april-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte’s city council met Monday night for the first time since the<a href="http://wfae.org/post/mayor-cannon-resigns-after-arrest-federal-bribery-charges"> arrest and resignation of former mayor Patrick Cannon</a>. In less than 20 minutes, the council agreed to hold off on appointing a new mayor for one week.&nbsp;</span>WFAE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Ben Bradford breaks down the jockeying that will take place in the meantime.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:15:50 +0000 Ben Bradford & Tasnim Shamma 48077 at http://wfae.org City Council Will Choose New Mayor April 7 FBI Investigations Continue After Cannon's Arrest http://wfae.org/post/fbi-investigations-continue-after-cannons-arrest <p>While the FBI’s sting operation ended in the arrest of former mayor Patrick Cannon yesterday, the agency is still carrying out other, related investigations in Charlotte.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:55:39 +0000 Ben Bradford 47838 at http://wfae.org FBI Investigations Continue After Cannon's Arrest