Charlotte City Council

Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones will discuss red light cameras during tonight’s City Council meeting.

Last month, Jones recommended against bringing them back to Charlotte. That recommendation concerns Mayor Vi Lyles.

Gwendolyn Glenn

Four proposals for the vacant Eastland Mall site were presented to the City Council Economic Development Committee members today. All of the proposals were mixed-use projects with themes ranging from the arts and sports, to millennial housing and family entertainment.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

The City of Charlotte and CMPD are making plans for a new survey of how residents perceive crime and public safety in Charlotte. 

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Property owners along two blocks of North Tryon Street are seeking a developer for a mixed-use project that would include a replacement for the current Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library. The 7-acre project between Sixth and Eighth Streets would include market rate and affordable housing, shops, offices and a boutique hotel. 

In a new social media campaign, CMPD is recruiting officers from other departments.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police have started a new campaign to recruit officers, just as existing officers call for higher pay and other big city departments try to lure them away.

Panelists at the Charlotte Talks Public Conversation: Building An Inclusive City. From left: Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, District Attorney Spencer Merriweather, City Manager Marcus Jones and Police Chieff Kerr Putney.
Daniel Coston / WFAE

Charlotte is in a historic moment. Most of the city's top leaders are African American. The question is how they'll shape the city as it responds to economic inequality, crime and growth. WFAE tackled that question Wednesday night in a public conversation titled "Building an Inclusive City."

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles spoke during the city council retreat in Durham Thursday.
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says the city is about two-thirds of the way toward a three-year goal to add 5,000 affordable housing units. But that's far short of what's needed, and existing units are disappearing as well. So the council spent a day at its annual budget retreat in Durham Thursday exploring ideas. 

From left, Mayor Vi Lyles, City Manager Marcus Jones and at-large council member Braxton Winston listen to a presentation on economics.
David Boraks / WFAE

The Charlotte City Council is in Durham for three days this week for its annual budget and planning retreat. The main topic Thursday was a major council priority - how to preserve and create more affordable housing. WFAE's David Boraks is at the retreat and talked with host Mark Rumsey.


The twice-a-month public forums held before Charlotte City Council business meetings will once again be broadcast live on the Government Channel. Council on Monday approved resuming broadcasting the forums in which members of the public can comment on any topic of their choosing.  In addition, council approved allowing the public forums to be streamed live on the city’s website, as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

Charlotte City Council members are expected to decide Monday evening whether to resume televising public forums held before the council’s twice-a-month business meetings. The forums allow Charlotte residents to stand briefly before council members and speak their minds on any topic they choose.