Curt Walton

Local News
4:06 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Carlee Starts Work As Charlotte City Manager

Ron Carlee begins work as Charlotte City Manager on April 1, 2013.
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Charlotte's new boss is getting his keys and passwords. Ron Carlee begins work Monday as city manager. He'll be sworn in Monday night at the city council meeting. 


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Local News
9:18 am
Thu February 21, 2013

No Decision On City Manager As Council Stays Up Late Discussing Candidates

Ron Carlee

The Charlotte City Council stalled Wednesday night in the final stage of its search for a new city manager. 

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.

After four hours of debate, the council had no decision to report.

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Local News
4:20 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Charlotte City Manager Walton Retiring

Charlotte City Manager Curt Walton will retire in December 2012.
charlottenc.gov

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.

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.

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.

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