• Carlee addresses employees, City Council to meet Monday


    CHARLOTTE - City Council members will meet at the Government Center on Monday to start the process of naming a new mayor for the rest of Patrick Cannon’s term.

    Meanwhile, City Manager Ron Carlee says Charlotte should move on.

    In a video message, Carlee addressed thousands of city employees after Cannon’s resignation.

    “We cannot dwell on it. We have too much work to do in this city,” said Carlee.

    He met with the media Thursday evening. He wants to reassure people those employees are working under honest and open leaders without going into detail about the federal investigation involving Cannon.

    “The accusations in yesterday's warrant do not portray the way the city of Charlotte works,” said Carlee.

    City leaders have said they are cooperating with the investigation, but even Carlee is not certain of what else could come out of it.

    “If there are any questionable activities in this government we want them uncovered. I don't expect that there are but I can't say that definitively,” Carlee said.

    Reporter Jenna Deery asked Carlee Thursday if this arrest has hampered any projects the city is working on. He responded with “Not to my knowledge.”

    He says the city is working with a crisis communication firm to keep people updated on developments.

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