FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 6, 2013
Kim McMillan, Corporate Communications & Marketing
704-336-2643 or email@example.com
Brian Cunningham, CMPD
704-336-4098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City Manager Ron Carlee has declared the Bank of America Shareholder’s meeting an Extraordinary Event based on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s determination that this event meets the criteria as defined in City Ordinance No. 4814. Charlotte City Council adopted the ordinance January 23, 2012, which authorized the City Manager to make declarations of Extraordinary Events.
An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large-scale event of national or international significance and/or an event expected to attract a significant number of people to a certain portion of the city. In order to provide a safe and secure environment, as well as protecting the civil rights of those who wish to protest at some of these events, the ordinance provides for significant public safety resources to be expended during events. The ordinance allows law enforcement to identify risks or individuals intent on doing harm at a large scale event of national or international significance.
The ordinance does not affect the normal way of life for our citizens who are going about their daily activities. The Extraordinary Event allows the City to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades and specifies certain items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event.