Charlotte City Council

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Thursday marks the second anniversary of protests that exploded around Charlotte for days, following the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Police say Scott was smoking marijuana in an apartment parking lot and had a gun. His family, including his wife who witnessed his shooting, contends he was waiting for his son and not a threat to police. They are suing the city and the officer, Brentley Vinson.

The Charlotte City Council's Housing and Neighborhood Development Commitee discussed changes to the city's Housing Locational Policy Wednesday.
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When the Charlotte City Council tries to build affordable housing, it often runs into a problem that has nothing to do with money or finding the right land.

People rode scooters on a sidewalk in uptown Charlotte at lunch hour in June.
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A pilot program allowing electric scooters on Charlotte streets is continuing through October, when city officials say they'll evaluate how it's working. On Monday, city council member Larken Egleston warned that some users are behaving dangerously and said he doesn't think the city should wait to talk about new rules.

The old Eastland Mall was torn down in 2013.
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Two of the four development groups that offered proposals for redeveloping the old Eastland Mall site have joined forces, and won the endorsement of city staff to pursue the project.

Crosland Southeast and Eastland Community Development Group both had proposed a mix of uses for the mall site, off Central Avenue about five miles east of uptown. After discussions in recent months, they decided to combine their efforts.  

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The Charlotte City Council will discuss the pilot programs for dockless bikes and electric scooters at Monday’s council meeting just months after the programs were initiated.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
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The Charlotte City Council is in a midst of a summer break from regular weekly meetings but Mayor Vi Lyles has called a special meeting for Tuesday afternoon, including unspecified closed sessions, and people are wondering what it's all about.

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Charlotte City Council members are expected to take the next steps Monday night in putting a $223 million bond referendum on the ballot in November.   

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks during Monday's special council meeting to vote on the city's bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
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After a debate that Mayor Vi Lyles called one of the most difficult of her career, a divided Charlotte City Council voted 6 to 5 Monday to support the city's bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. The council's endorsement comes as the Republican National Committee prepares to meet in Austin, Texas this week to choose between Charlotte and Las Vegas.

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It’s big day for Charlotte City Council. In what’s sure to be a contentious meeting this afternoon, the council will hold a special meeting on whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
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The Charlotte City Council is expected to take a vote Monday afternoon that would show support for the city's bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. 

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