Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Arts Sales Tax Voted Down; Other Election Results; CMPD Policy
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Voters in Mecklenburg say “no” to the sales tax hike for arts, education and parks. What this might mean for funding these programs now, plus a look at other results in an election that brought out only 17% of eligible voters. CMPD unveils their new use-of-force policy, and Cam Newton goes on injured reserve, finishing his season.
On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup…
Voters in Mecklenburg County said “no” to the raising the county’s sales tax by a quarter-cent to raise money for the arts, education and parks. What will that mean for funding for these programs in the future? We’ll discuss the details… we also delve into other local elections and the newly elected school board for Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney announced a new use-of-force policy for the department that lays out specific situations where de-escalation should be used. The new "Response to Resistance" policy comes after this summer’s recommendation by the Citizens’ Review Board that said the department needs to focus on de-escalation.
Mike Collins and Charlotte area journalists cover those stories and much more on this week’s Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.
Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal
Jonathan Lowe, reporter/ anchor for Spectrum News
Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter
Nick Ochsner, chief investigative reporter at WBTV