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Charlotte Council Approves RNC Grant

Posted By: Wesley Masters News ,

Charlotte City Council narrowly approved a $50 million grant from the federal government for the Republican National Convention. The federal grant will help pay for local law enforcement needs and cyber security. The largest chunk of the money would go to insurance for property. 

In addition, City council unanimously passed an ordinance to change the procedures of the permitting process for the RNC, similar to what was done for the DNC in 2012.  Instead of a first come, first serve method the city will likely implement a lottery system to prevent any one group from grabbing hold of all the public space for protests, parades and other First Amendment activities. 

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