City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to give more power to the Citizen Review Board, an 11-member volunteer board that monitors complaints against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Former Mayor Anthony Foxx earlier this year asked city officials to look ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE — After months of preparation and debate, owners of rental property in Charlotte can begin registering with the city Tuesday. Under the city’s new rental registration ordinance, which won City Council approval in June, every residential rental property within ...Read More »
Last week, in a 4-0 vote, the council’s public safety committee gave its support to the proposal, which calls for rental property owners to give the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department their contact information, including business and home addresses and phone numbers.
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Neighborhoodscout.com’s finding that the North Tryon corridor — roughly the area between North Graham Street, Atando Avenue, Brevard Street and the Brookshire Freeway — belongs on the list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America does not sit well ...Read More »
In the past year since Charlotte’s rental ordinance took effect, 643 properties have surpassed the city’s threshold for crime. That means, in theory, that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials should have met with the owners of 643 properties, of which 553 ...Read More »
Detective Charles Witherspoon usually doesn’t get involved until things get really bad, and the situation last year at Vox Sports Club on Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte was about the worst he’d ever seen. The 28-year veteran of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg ...
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Light-rail ridership levels tripled May 28 during Food Lion Speed Street compared with an average Saturday, and some of those passengers did not pay after they were let on trains when rail platforms became overwhelmed. Normally, there are approximately 10,000 ...Read More »
The city of Charlotte is expanding its use of Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph’s computer-aided dispatching technology to the fire department. In the first year, the city will pay Intergraph $118,012 for the fire department’s use of the service, the city said. That’s on top of ...Read More »
A federal agency said today it didn’t order police in North Carolina to seal a report about a teenager who died after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet flying from Charlotte to Boston. The revelation appears to ...Read More »
Amendments more than a year in the making may be made to Charlotte’s towing ordinance in the coming months, and business owners say it’s about time. “There was one instance, and I saw it with my own eyes, where a ...
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