Charlotte has a new city attorney. Bob Hagemann, senior deputy city attorney, has been selected to take over the role in January. Hagemann succeeds Mac McCarley, who will retire.Read More »
Government and Politics
The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...
Tagged with: Anthony Foxx Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Edwin Peacock Michael Barnes Nancy Carter Patrick Cannon Patsy Kinsey PricewaterhouseCoopers Warren Cooksey Warren TurnerRead More »
A goal to have 50-percent tree canopy coverage by 2050 in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County won approval from the City Council Monday, despite protests by developers. The move increases by 1 percent the tree coverage goal for the county and outlying extra-territorial ...Read More »
PricewaterhouseCoopers has produced a report on the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which has been the subject of criticism by some, including Mayor Anthony Foxx, over its handling of a review of the organization. In April, the CRVA’s board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly completed its override of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s historic budget veto today, and a state spending plan that cuts sales taxes — and, the governor argues, could lead to thousands of lost education jobs ...Read More »
The job of the host committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention is to make sure Charlotte’s small-business community is aware of the opportunities to make money with the convention. That was the message from Dan Murrey, director of the host committee, today ...Read More »
When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...
Tagged with: 2010 Soul of the Community American Forests Barry Shearin Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Douglas Shoemaker Joe Padilla Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Pace Development Group Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition Stephen Pace Tom Johnson Tom Pearson Vic SimpsonRead More »
Mayor Anthony Foxx today said he is not pleased with a Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority report based on a consultant’s review. In April, the CRVA board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for $25,000 after criticism arose over Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association bonuses paid to ...Read More »
A plan by Bissell Cos. to improve roadway infrastructure in the Ballantyne Corporate Park area in exchange for synthetic tax increment financing has been sent to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners’ economic development committee. Commissioners voted Tuesday to forward the plan to ...Read More »
A bill sitting in the North Carolina General Assembly has resulted in the brakes — at least for now — being put on some regulations that have been proposed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission for residential construction. As a result ...Read More »