Mayor Pushes LGBT, Immigration Efforts - myfoxcarolinas.com

Mayor Pushes LGBT, Immigration Efforts

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • TMZ Sports on My Fox Carolinas

    TMZ Sports on My Fox Carolinas

    TMZ Sports on My Fox Carolinas

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:26:47 GMT
    Every Friday on My Fox Carolinas, we invite Van Lathan with TMZ Sports to our studios via satellite. This Friday, Van highlighted three stories from TMZ Sports. The first one is about boxer Manny Pacquiao who went on a major shopping spree this week to celebrate a recent win. Manny dropped $20,000 on clothes for friends and members of his staff. TMZ sports caught up with him in Los Angeles. What a generous guy!Van also told us about Lamar Odom's move to the New York Knicks. Actor and Knicks ...
    Every Friday on My Fox Carolinas, we invite Van Lathan with TMZ Sports to our studios via satellite. This Friday, Van highlighted three stories from TMZ Sports. The first one is about boxer Manny Pacquiao who went on a major shopping spree this week to celebrate a recent win. Manny dropped $20,000 on clothes for friends and members of his staff. TMZ sports caught up with him in Los Angeles. What a generous guy!Van also told us about Lamar Odom's move to the New York Knicks. Actor and Knicks ...
  • Mazda Issues a Recall on SUVs

    Mazda Issues a Recall on SUVs

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:35:04 GMT
    Mazda issued a recall today on 109,000 Tributes from 2001- 2004.
    Mazda issued a recall today on 109,000 Tributes from 2001- 2004.
  • Millennial Generation Least Engaged With Bible

    Millennial Generation Least Engaged With Bible

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:21:14 GMT
    Several local churches wrapped up Good Friday services to kick of Easter weekend.
    Several local churches wrapped up Good Friday services to kick of Easter weekend.

Mayor Patsy Kinsey will soon complete her five months as leader of Charlotte. The five-time city councilwoman was asked to take office after former mayor Anthony Foxx resigned to become U.S. Transportation Secretary.

Kinsey will go back to the council next week, as Patrick Cannon will be sworn in as mayor on Dec. 2. She said taking over the position temporarily was a no-brainer.

"I served on county commission and then city council. It was just natural for me to say yes," she said.

Kinsey has focused much of her time on reclaiming city control of the airport and promoting LGBT and immigration efforts.

"The difference in attitudes from the day I came on council is day and night," she said/

Kinsey said that during her 10 years on city council, the city has become more accepting of the LGBT community as well as immigrants. Monday night, Kinsey's last council meeting as mayor, members created a taskforce to study the immigrant population and how Charlotte can be more welcoming to these groups.

"Immigrants need to know how to get around the city," she said. "Many of them have to use public transportation because they don't have a driver's license or a car. Being able to read signs in different languages makes their experience much more welcoming."

After Cannon is sworn in, Kinsey will go back to business as usual.

"I'll go back to doing exactly what I was doing before I came into the mayor's office," she said. "I'll be in District One, going to the neighborhood meetings, ribbon cuttings, and groundbreakings."


Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices