The Charlotte City Council chose current Assistant City Manager Julie Burch to lead the city as interim city manager at their meeting last night. Read more about Burch’s appointment here. Other news from the council meeting, via The Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte selects Foundation for the Carolinas to restore theater
The bid by the Foundation for the Carolinas to restore the mothballed Carolina Theatre was narrowly approved Monday night by the Charlotte city council, despite the wishes of some council members to sell the site for more money to a rival group. Read the rest…

City Council: No capital spending plan this year
There will be no deal on a capital budget this year as a glum Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday to delay further discussion on hundreds of millions of dollars in projects until 2013. Read the rest…

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.