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8:38 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon

Credit 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. 

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Local News
6:16 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In

Democratic Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was sworn-in to replace Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.
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.

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Councilman Poised To Nominate Kinsey For Interim-Mayor

Charlotte City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey will be nominated Monday night to become the city's interim-mayor.
Credit 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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Politics
1:11 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

The Senate voted 100-0 to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next U.S. transportation secretary.
Credit CSPAN

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. The Senate voted unanimously in his favor Thursday afternoon.  

Before the vote, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller praised Foxx.

"He is an expert on transportation, intermodal and otherwise," Rockefeller says. "He understands the lay of the land and he's done it. He's a superb and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous transportation system, which is in trouble"

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Local News
9:27 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Charlotte Council Approves 3.17 Cent Tax Hike

Charlotte City Council approved a 3.17 cent tax increase on a vote of 8 to 2.
Credit Julie Rose

It took a year longer than usual, but the Charlotte City Council approved a 3-cent property tax increase for capital improvement projects on Monday night.

The same plan got derailed last year because it included money to extend the streetcar. When the council passed a capital plan without the streetcar, Mayor Anthony Foxx vetoed it.  The city is now pursuing funding for the streetcar separately and the council easily passed the rest of the capital plan last night.  

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Local News
6:16 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx answers questions during his senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Credit CSPAN

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx appears to be on a smooth course for confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He fielded mostly friendly questions from a Senate Committee today and could be confirmed by the full Senate in a matter of weeks.

Foxx spent the last few weeks in a crash course on transportation department structure and lingo. And he's been meeting the senators who must approve his nomination, so he had a pretty good idea what they'd ask during his confirmation hearing.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

News Roundtable: Mayor Foxx, Airport Authority, Panthers And More

Credit Julie Rose / WFAE

Is Mayor Foxx headed to Washington as the new Secretary of Transportation? His nomination may mean new leadership for the city. Who might fill his position here and what will Foxx face during his confirmation hearings. A panel of journalists and a political scientist share their thoughts on that and on the possible change in ownership of Douglas airport, Panther stadium funding and more when Charlotte Talks.

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Local News
4:22 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

President Obama: Foxx Will Be 'Outstanding' Transportation Secretary

President Obama made it official Monday afternoon: he's nominating Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to become the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

With Foxx standing by his side at a White House press conference, the president said that the mayor will be an "outstanding" transportation secretary, and that Foxx's focus on transit has helped to create jobs and attract new businesses to Charlotte.

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Local News
4:00 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

One Charlotte, Or Many? A WFAE Public Conversations Preview

It's time again for the city of Charlotte to draw up its annual budget – including a renewed push to raise property taxes for capital projects. Last year's capital investment program proved so large – and divisive – that the council and mayor couldn't agree on any plan.  They still can't. And in the interim, those divisions have proven to run deeper than city council politics.  They've shown up across Charlotte and they're the topic of a special WFAE public forum Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spirit Square. 

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Local News
9:26 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Council Threatens To Remove Airport Advisory Chairman; Dulin Calls Him A 'Chump'

Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Shawn Dorsch (r) is under scrutiny from Charlotte City Council members for advocating in support of a legislative effort to transfer airport control to a regional authority.
Credit Julie Rose

 The Charlotte City Council is threatening to remove the chairman of its Airport Advisory Committee for encouraging lawmakers and commissioners in surrounding counties to support a measure that would strip the airport from the city's control. 

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