• Council decides not to rush rules dealing with Occupy Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.,None - It looks like Occupy Charlotte protesters are in the clear -- at least for now.

    City council thought about taking a more immediate look at rules dealing with protesters.

    Eyewitness News was told they're costing taxpayers at least $1,700 per day in police coverage.

    But the council decided to hold off on whether to make a move. The city manager and city lawyers already are going through the ordinances to see if council wants to tweak them before the Democratic National Convention.

    They plan to present any changes in January.

    The majority of council members decided not to rush the time line.

    Andy Dulin disagreed, saying, "The mess in our ordinance says, literally, somebody can go camp on city ground for infinity and infinity is too big a number."

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