Mayor Dan Clodfelter

Local News
6:27 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

New Transit Needs New Revenue, Says Charlotte Mayor

Mayor Dan Clodfelter gives the State of the City address.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

The City of Charlotte will need to come up with more money for transit projects, Mayor Dan Clodfelter announced during his State of the City speech Tuesday morning. The city has proposed future extension of the street car and possible rail and bus lines to the north and southeast. But Clodfelter says the state won’t support those projects as it has in the past.

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Local News
5:22 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Big Games Give Pols A Chance To Score With Voters

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter laid out the terms of his bet with Seattle mayor Ed Murray on the field at Panthers Stadium.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

Charlotte has more than just a berth in the NFC Championship on the line in Saturday’s Panthers-Seahawks playoff game. Politicians have bet regional goods on their teams. Let’s take a much-too-serious look at the friendly wagers.

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter

Mayor Dan Clodfelter
Credit Tom Bullock/WFAE News

 Monday, October 20, 2014

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter has been in office just over six months, tasked with regaining trust in the aftermath of the Patrick Cannon corruption scandal.  We talk to Mayor Clodfelter about that and many other issues including control of the airport. 

10:08 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Mayor Opens 50-Year-Old Time Capsule And Finds A Soggy Message

The Park Terrace movie theater sign announcing the opening of the time capsule from its grand opening on May 11, 1964.
Tasnim Shamma

Fifty years ago, Charlotte Mayor Stanford Brookshire buried a time capsule in front of the Park Terrace movie theater in South Charlotte.

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12:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department headquarters in uptown Charlotte.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

 Charlotte police officers will be adding another piece of equipment to their uniforms: body cameras.

Charlotte city council members voted to allow CMPD to purchase new body cameras for some of its officers.

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5:57 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race

James Mitchell and supporters held yard signs at a special city council meeting on April 7 announcing the selection of Dan Clodfelter as the new mayor of Charlotte following Patrick Cannon's resignation. He was being considered for the position. He announced he is no longer running for congress on April 14.
Credit Tom Bullock

 Less than two months after officially filing to run for Congress, former Charlotte city councilman James "Smuggie" Mitchell says he is no longer a candidate for the 12th congressional district seat.

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