Charlotte City Council http://wfae.org en Charlotte Officials Try To Put Up A Sign http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-officials-try-put-sign <p>How many people does it take to put up a sign? In Charlotte, the answer is a city councilman, the city manager, and a multi-departmental government task force.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:33:34 +0000 Ben Bradford 54865 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Officials Try To Put Up A Sign Airport 'Clarity' Bill Passes Legislature http://wfae.org/post/airport-clarity-bill-passes-legislature <p>The state legislature has successfully passed another effort to wrest Charlotte Douglas airport from City Council control.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:17:06 +0000 Ben Bradford 53127 at http://wfae.org Airport 'Clarity' Bill Passes Legislature Task Force Recommends Dedicated Tax Funding For Arts Institutions http://wfae.org/post/task-force-recommends-dedicated-tax-funding-arts-institutions <p></p><p>For years Charlotte’s cultural institutions have faced a stark problem.</p><p>Admissions and ticket sales aren’t paying the bills. And donations, big and small, often don’t make up the difference.</p><p>So city and county officials put together a task force to come up with suggestions on how to keep the arts afloat in our area.</p><p>After more than a year of work, the<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201406/ASC_Report_Draft_Edited_June_10_%281%29.pdf"> Cultural Life Task Force has released its recommendations</a>.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:24:42 +0000 Tom Bullock 52873 at http://wfae.org Task Force Recommends Dedicated Tax Funding For Arts Institutions NC Senate Passes Airport Commission Bill http://wfae.org/post/nc-senate-passes-airport-commission-bill <p>The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill that could strip control of Charlotte Douglas Airport from the city council and end a year-long legal impasse in the state’s favor—all less than two days after the legislation became public.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:14:37 +0000 Ben Bradford 52740 at http://wfae.org NC Senate Passes Airport Commission Bill Control Of Charlotte Airport Once Again At Issue In NC Senate http://wfae.org/post/control-charlotte-airport-once-again-issue-nc-senate <p>A committee of North Carolina lawmakers has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201406/Airport_Bill_6-10-14.pdf?__utma=100058712.1810474877.1389368090.1402415388.1402421619.421&amp;__utmb=100058712.129.7.1402425526308&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1401299312.378.3.utmcsr=t.co|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/va9ni2LPBP&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=145002164">passed legislation</a> to end the impasse over who controls Charlotte Douglas International airport.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:34:18 +0000 Ben Bradford 52634 at http://wfae.org Control Of Charlotte Airport Once Again At Issue In NC Senate Charlotte's $2.1 Billion Budget, Made Possible Through Big Sales Tax Collections http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-21-billion-budget-made-possible-through-big-sales-tax-collections <p>The Charlotte City Council on Monday night adopted a budget that increases the city’s spending about 7 percent without raising property taxes.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:09:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 52617 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's $2.1 Billion Budget, Made Possible Through Big Sales Tax Collections Amid Allegations, Airport Extends Review Of Taxi Contract http://wfae.org/post/amid-allegations-airport-extends-review-taxi-contract <p>The head of Charlotte Douglas International Airport says he will take an extra 30 days to decide the fate of the airport’s taxi contract.&nbsp; That contract is up for renewal. But allegations of corruption has led Interim Aviation Director Brent Cagle to look at what legal options he has in seeking a new deal. He made the announcement last night, while airport staff briefed the city council on the process that lead to the contract in the first place.&nbsp; It was a briefing with some holes.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 06:12:35 +0000 Tom Bullock 50800 at http://wfae.org Amid Allegations, Airport Extends Review Of 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 Council Asks Carlee To Review Airport Taxi Deal http://wfae.org/post/council-asks-carlee-review-airport-taxi-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday we brought you the story of an alleged pay-to-play scheme involving Charlotte Douglas International Airport and taxi companies.&nbsp; In 2011 the City Council slashed the number of companies that could pick-up at the airport from 12 to 3. The allegations were that only companies that paid $5,000 to join The Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, or </span>HTA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, were given the coveted slots. Those who did not were cut out of the most lucrative market in the city for cabs.</span></p><p>In our earlier report, Diamond Cab owner Obaid Khan said, "We feel like you shouldn’t have to pay to play. That’s exactly what took place at the airport."</p><p>Last night, Khan addressed the Charlotte City Council about another side of the controversy.&nbsp;</p><p></p><div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:23:47 +0000 Tom Bullock 49918 at http://wfae.org Council Asks Carlee To Review Airport Taxi Deal 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