Charlotte City Council

Electric utility vehicles
David Boraks / WFAE

A proposal working its way through the Charlotte City Council takes aim at climate change, by setting a goal of converting city buildings and vehicles to clean energy within 12 years. The city also wants to encourage residents and businesses to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.

Charlotte City Council Approves $2.6 Billion Budget

Jun 12, 2018
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Charlotte has a new $2.6 billion budget that raises police pay and includes a one cent property tax increase. That amounts to an extra $25 a year for a $250,000 home. 

Charlotte City Council Economic Development Committee

The Charlotte City Council likely won't approve an agreement to redevelop the vacant Eastland Mall site until at least next February. That's in a timetable approved Thursday by the council's economic development subcommittee.

Wilmore Elementary School opened in 1925. It's owned by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and is proposed for historic status.
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION

The Charlotte City Council approved historic landmark status Monday night for the old Wilmore Elementary School and the land around it on West Boulevard.

Charlotte City Council member tried out a scooter recently.
Courtesy of Tariq Bokhari

Electric rental scooters are now legal in Charlotte. Three companies have gotten city permits to begin deploying scooters around uptown beginning Monday - after one started without permission.

Wilmore Elementary School opened in 1925. It's owned by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and is proposed for historic status.
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION

The Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night whether to grant historic landmark status to the old Wilmore Elementary School on West Boulevard.  

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Charlotte City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield is again drawing controversy over a social media post, this time for a tweet posted in March that equated police officers with "homegrown terrorists."

A 1,000-room hotel could be built uptown, if the city council agrees to use tax dollars to help subsidize it. That pitch was made to city council members Monday night.

DAVID BORAKS / WFAE

Charlotte residents will have a chance to comment Monday evening on a proposed city budget that would boost police pay and raise the property tax rate in the coming year.

Architect's drawing shows plan for a renovated Memorial Stadium near uptown Charlotte. JenkinsPeer Architects is working with the county.
Mecklenburg County/JenkinsPeer Architects

Mecklenburg County's request for the city of Charlotte's help paying for artificial turf at a renovated Memorial Stadium is moving forward.  Members of the City Council's Economic Development Committee voted 3-1 Thursday to recommend the project to the full council.

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