Charlotte Mayor and City Council Vote to Add Subpoena Power to Citizens’ Review Board

Jordan-Ashley Walker

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2017) – During their second retreat day in Raleigh, the Charlotte Mayor and City Council continued the themes of building relationships and preparing for the future. 

The day began with a discussion on "Becoming the Winning City of Tomorrow," where staff linked the traits of winning cities to the work that is currently underway guided by the Council's focus areas.   

The urban, suburban and rural connections focused on state and local agencies presenting on the region's future and ways we can accomplish strides together.

Council concluded the day with a session that provided a status update on the Community Action Plan. For more information regarding the city's Community Action Plan, please reference

During the session, Council voted unanimously to approve proposed statutory language that would provide subpoena power to the Citizens' Review Board.

"This is a critical step to strengthen accountability between the community, CMPD and local government," said Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts. "We will continue our efforts to build trust with all of our residents."

Council adjourned for the day at approximately 5 p.m.


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