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Mayor Vi Lyles and New Charlotte City Council Sworn In

Mayor Vi Lyles and a new Charlotte City Council were sworn in on September 6, 2022. Four outgoing members: Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt and Councilmembers Larken Egleston, Greg Phipps, and Matt Newton, were replaced with returning members: LaWana Slack-Mayfield and James Mitchell and first timers Dante Anderson and Marjorie Molina who will represent Districts 1 and 5, respectively. The Council unanimously selected Braxton Winston as new Mayor Pro Tem breaking a tradition that deemed the position to the councilmember who attains the highest number of city-wide votes in the General Election. At-Large Member, Dimple Ajmera, was the one to achieve that milestone but was not selected by her peers… Read story.