City honors Billy Graham, bolsters law enforcement agreement, welcomes CIAA tournament

Jeremy Mills


Contact: Jeremy Mills, Charlotte Communications & Marketing

City honors Billy Graham, bolsters law enforcement agreement, welcomes CIAA tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2018) – The Charlotte City Council took several actions at Monday's business meeting.

Billy Graham Proclamation
The Charlotte City Council honored the life achievements of the Reverend Billy Graham during Monday night's meeting. Mayor Lyles presented a proclamation as a tribute to the Charlotte native that touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

Billy Graham funeral updates and city service adjustments are posted online each day. You can see it here.

Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Agreement Approved
Council ratified an agreement with Mecklenburg County to determine coverage for areas outside of Charlotte city limits. Mecklenburg County will pay the city approximately $14 million annually, for an initial five-year term, for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to cover the county ETJs.

Under the new agreement, CMPD will provide comprehensive policing services to areas outside of Charlotte city limits, including:
     - Charlotte ETJ
     - Town of Mint Hill ETJ
     - Town of Davidson ETJ
     - McGuire Nuclear Power Plant

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners approved the ETJ agreement on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

CIAA Tournament Begins

Charlotte is hosting the CIAA basketball tournament, which will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 27. 12 universities from across the country will participate.


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