CHARLOTTE – Assistant City Manager Ron Kimble was smiling as he told the City Council Monday night that negotiations with the Hornets basketball franchise had trimmed a request for $47.8 million in renovations to the city-owned Time Warner Cable Arena ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council’s Environment Committee voted 3-1 Wednesday to recommend that the full council extend by five years a stormwater mitigation fee program for redevelopment projects across the city. The only member of the committee to object ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The contentious streetcar project, which Mayor Patrick Cannon said has now been in front of four mayors, last night got a boost when the City Council approved spending $12 million to advance the design of the $126 million ...
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CHARLOTTE – Many people left Tuesday’s City Council meeting carrying with them heavy adjectives. Some were disappointed, others were shocked and a few were incensed. The majority of those people were from south Charlotte, and their emotions were brought on ...
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Charlotte’s halls of political power make for strange bedfellows, as witnessed last month when on-his-way-into-politics Ed Driggs and Jennifer Roberts, who is out of power for the moment, met in the entryway of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Democrat Roberts, the ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...
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The four candidates to replace District 7 Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey are a financial planner, an economist with impressive academic bona fides, a sales consultant in workplace safety, and an outspoken Tea Party organizer. Here's what they have to say about development in the development rich district, which includes Ballantyne and other areas of southernmost Charlotte.Read More »