Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: E-Scooter Rules; Affordable Housing Funds; Flight 1549 Reunion

Jan 18, 2019

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Clockwise from top left: Mary C. Curtis, Roll Call; David Boraks, WFAE; Erik Spanberg, Charlotte Business Journal; Joe Bruno, WSOC

New rules for e-scooters but revisions are likely in Charlotte. The city quickly finds ways to spend the $50 million approved in a bond for affordable housing, so financial institutions are kicking in $70 million more. Passengers and crew from US Airways flight 1549, the one that ended in the Hudson, come to Charlotte to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a miracle. Plus an update on the 9th Congressional District probe. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters details those and other stories.

City Council OKs the new rules for scooters for now, but council members say revisions to the rules are likely in the future.

Financial institutions in the Queen City are putting up $70 million combined to aid in affordable housing initiatives to help with the $50 million Housing Trust Fund bond money. How far will that money get the city towards its affordable housing goals?

The number of people receiving federal paychecks is in the thousands in the Charlotte region, so as we reach nearly a month of the government shutdown, what is the effect locally, and what will be the long term impact here and around the country?

Charlotte was in the national spotlight on Tuesday celebrating the 10th anniversary of the outcome of what could have been a major air disaster. The crew and passengers of the Charlotte-bound “Miracle on the Hudson” flight assembled in the Queen City for a major remembrance of that extraordinary emergency landing.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins

Those stories, an update on the 9th Congressional District probe and much more.

Guests:

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter 

Mary C. Curtis, columnist for Rollcall.com and WCCB

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal