• Duke Energy, BofA meetings declared extraordinary events


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - City Manager Ron Carlee has declared two upcoming events in Charlotte as Extraordinary Events.
    The Duke Energy Annual Shareholder Meeting on Thursday and the Bank of America Annual Shareholder Meeting on May 7 have received the Extraordinary Event declaration.
    In past years, both of these events have seen a significant number of demonstrators gather outside Duke and B of A headquarters.
    An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large-scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city.
    The Extraordinary Event designation allows the city to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades or large public gatherings and specifies certain items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event.
    The ordinance does not affect the normal way of life for citizens who are going about their daily activities. For example, residents will be able to walk their dog within the extraordinary event boundaries without fear of arrest.
    The documents associated with both upcoming events in addition to Extraordinary Events enforcement information and the Extraordinary Events ordinance is attached above.

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