Tuesday, February 27, 2018
We are in a unique moment: Many of Charlotte’s top leaders are African-American. We talk with some of them - Mayor Vi Lyles, Police Chief Kerr Putney, DA Spencer Merriweather, and City Manager Marcus Jones in a special WFAE Public Conversation - "Building An Inclusive City."
Charlotte finds itself in a unique moment: Many of its top political and civic leaders are African-American. The city’s first African-American female mayor was elected last fall, a year after the first African-American city manager was hired. The first African-American district attorney was sworn in this winter, and African-Americans also lead the police department, school board, transit system and planning department.
At a time when many of the city’s biggest problems center on inequities along racial lines, it seems like an historic opportunity. We gather some of these leaders to talk about their visions.
Moderated by Charlotte Talks' Mike Collins and Qcitymetro's Glenn Burkins.
+ Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte
+ Kerr Putney, Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
+ Spencer Merriweather, Mecklenburg County District Attorney
+ Marcus Jones, Charlotte City Manager
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The conversation aired live on Facebook video: