Anthony Foxx

Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx argues that his former employer, the now bankrupt bus company DesignLine, does not have an accurate record of his past work. Based on that record, the trustee in DesignLine's bankruptcy is suing him for $421,000, alleging Foxx did not earn those wages.

Former Charlotte mayor and current U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is being sued for $421,000. The lawsuit alleges that Foxx never did any actual work when he was employed at DesignLine, a now-bankrupt bus company.

John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

The Grow America tour made a stop in Charlotte Thursday. Its headliners were Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The duo pitched a major plank in President Barack Obama’s budget. 


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Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Charlotte Thursday. They pair will head to the Extravaganza Depot in NoDa where they’ll talk about one of the Obama Administration’s major priorities.

Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to the Carolinas this coming week, talking about the importance of investing in infrastructure.  Details of the trip aren’t public yet, but Biden's office said he will visit Columbia and Charleston, as well as Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday.  Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will join Biden in the tour.

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller isn’t seeking re-election.  The former Pittsboro mayor made the announcement Saturday at the party executive committee meeting in Chatham County. The committee narrowly elected Voller in 2013 and he has focused on building local party organizations with Democrats in the minority in state government.

Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon

Nov 5, 2013
Patrick Cannon
City of Charlotte

Democrat Patrick Cannon won the mayoral race for Charlotte with 53 percent (50,768) of the vote. Republican Edwin Peacock had about 46.9 percent of the total votes with 44,922 votes. 

For the City Council at-large seats, the four with the most votes are all Democrats: Michael Barnes, Vi Lyles, David Howard and Claire Fallon. The top-vote getter in this race, Barnes, is now mayor pro tem. 

kcstreetcar.org

Charlotte's streetcar project is not dead, but its future is in limbo after the city's initial federal funding application was denied.  Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers says there are other grants the streetcar may qualify for, but snagging them could require more investment from the city's taxpayers.


Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In

Jul 1, 2013
Julie Rose

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. Longtime City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was appointed mayor in his stead.

"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.

Charmeck.org

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will resign Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the work of finding his replacement begins.

Current City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey may be first in line.

Whomever the city council chooses to temporarily fill the mayor's seat must be a Democrat like Foxx. That's the law. But council members have added another stipulation, says Democrat James Mitchell: It won't be someone who "has ambition to run for mayor."

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