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City Manager declares upcoming shareholder meetings as extraordinary events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Contacts
Keith Richardson, Corporate Communications & Marketing
704-336-5865, kmrichardson@charlottenc.gov

Brian Cunningham, CMPD
704-336-4095, bcunningham@cmpd.org

City Manager Ron Carlee has declared two upcoming events in Charlotte as Extraordinary Events.

The Duke Energy Annual Shareholder Meeting on Thursday May 1, and the Bank of America Annual Shareholder Meeting on Wednesday, 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 during their annual shareholder meetings.
 
The City Manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, determined that these events meet the criteria as defined in opens in a new windowCharlotte City Code Sec. 15-310. 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 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 are listed below.
 
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Enforcement of extraordinary events