Nightlife ordinances, the future of the Red Line, and falling crime rates, on this week’s 282
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Justin Ruckman
Our last beta episode before we go live into weekly production on TV and the web!
On this week’s episode we talk about:
- Nightlife ordinance: The City Council continues to float the idea of imposing a stricter noise ordinance on nightlife venues in Charlotte. The latest idea could force some bars and clubs to stop indoor music, pool and other activities by midnight. If it goes into effect, how could such an ordinance affect Charlotte’s nightlife industry?
- The future of the Red Line: Last week, The Iredell Board of County Commissioners voted 5–0 Tuesday night against a plan for the proposed $452 million Red Line Regional Rail project, raising questions about the project’s future. This mirrors early opposition by many to the light rail project years ago. How can the Charlotte area ever hope to become viable without creating a viable public transportation?
- Falling crime rates: Recent reports from CMPD state that crime in Charlotte fell, once again — this time more than 7 percent. But some people are questioning the methods used to calculate the figures. Are the numbers being fixed or is Charlotte becoming a safer place?
Carlton is joined this week by the following panel:
Thanks to everyone who watched our live stream of this week’s show. Stay tuned at cltblog.com/live at noon on Mondays for our next taping!