Charlotte City Council interviews city manager candidates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte City Council members spent Tuesday behind closed doors at an uptown hotel.  They convened in the lobby of the Omni Hotel at 8:30 a.m. and immediately voted to go into a closed session to discuss personnel matters.

The city had earlier confirmed council members are meeting to interview candidates for city manager.

Charlotte's manager position hasn't been open very often.

Over the last 35 years, only four people have held the job: Wendell White, Pam Syfert, Curt Walton and Ron Carlee, who left the job over the summer.

Former Assistant City Manager Ron Kimble is now the interim manager.

Whoever is chosen will run the day-to-day operations of the city.

Charlotte has roughly 8,000 employees and a $2.4 billion budget.
Council members haven't said how many candidates they are interviewing.

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