Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Proposed City Budget; CMPD Updates Body Cam Policy; 9th District

May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

The proposed city budget is released, featuring a neutral property tax rate but also pay raises and money for the Cross-Charlotte trail.  The 9th Congressional district primary election is next week.  CMPD updates its body cam video policy and the bill incentivizing the Panthers to move their headquarters to South Carolina goes down to the wire.

Clockwise from top left: Katie Peralta, the Charlotte Observer, Steve Harrison, WFAE; Erik Spanberg, the Charlotte Business Journal; Mary C. Curtis, Rollcall.com

On this edition of the Charlotte Talks local news roundup-  

The proposed budget for the City of Charlotte was presented this week by City Manager Marcus Jones. The budget features a revenue neutral property tax rate but even so, with the county’s revaluation, many homeowners could see an increase in their property taxes. The budget also raises pay for some city workers, raising the minimum hourly pay to $16/ hour and offers raises for police. We’ll talk about that and the other major items in the budget.

Early voting ends Friday for the 9th Congressional district special election, and the primary is coming up May 14th. We discuss the final debate this week and where the candidates stand now.

Charlotte Talks Host Mike Collins

CMPD has updated its policy about body cam video and how it is accessed after an incident. This comes weeks after the Danquirs Franklin shooting and the controversy that followed over the department only releasing short clips of video. We’ll provide an update.

The bill that would incentivize the Carolina Panthers to move across the border into South Carolina passed on Thursday, but not before lawmakers went down to the wire with a vote. We'll discuss what the Panthers will get for moving, and what team owner David Tepper said about the vote earlier this week

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters will go through those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

Guests:

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal 

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

Katie Peralta, reporter for the Charlotte Observer 

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Political Reporter