Last month Charlotte's LGBT newspaper QNotes, asked their readers to identify which Charlotte "gay neighborhood" they called home.
Something doesn't past the smell test. Cedar Posts has always thought Plaza Midwood, Chantilly, and Elizabeth were Charlotte's big gay neighborhoods, maybe Dilworth and Segfield along with NoDa running a close 2nd. But a surprise to CP is that "East Charlotte" is the LGBT neighborhood of choice and to think I thought it was home to gangsta wannabes and taco trucks. Even more shocking, I had no idea that Ballantyne was considered a "gay neighborhood".
CMPD Releases Customer Satisfaction Survey - The report was released by CMPD's Rob Tufono yesterday.
A total of 650, sixteen minute interviews were conducted by telephone between May 17 and June 21, 2012 the results of the 10th annual survey were held up as revisions to the wording were debated and the finished spin doctored version was released to the public as per normal CMPD "mo" that is, on a Friday afternoon.
As with all surveys and polls there is a wide variances in interpretations. As an example the mean average for the question of overall perception of CMPD, gives the department a 7.7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Highest rating being a 10. But Rob T says it is good news, but must people see that as a C+ vs an A-.
Surprisingly the highest rating come from the homicide plagued East Charlotte and the lowest rating come not from the West Charlotte "Hood" but from North Charlotte.
The full report can be found here.
Ballantyne Lock Down - According to the Charlotte Observer there will be a series of road closures and other restrictions in Ballantyne area during the Democratic National Convention.
Apparently some sort of "dignitary" will be in the area from September 3 until the morning of the 7th.
Notable is the closure of a portion of Ballantyne Commons Parkway between Johnston and North Community House roads. Interesting that Johnston Road is not being closed.
Which would explain why a bunch of suits were seen hanging out at the Lodge throughout the day Wednesday and Thursday rather than the Ballantyne Resot Hotel.
The Buzz is that POTUS himself will be staying in the area.
CP's Take: While I reluctantly accepted the DNC 2012 in Uptoon Charlotte I didn't agree or plan that the fungus would spread out to Ballantyne and south of the 485 Beltway. Now that it is public knowledge you can expect that hordes of idiots will be in Ballantyne protesting everything from the 1%, to Abortion and Furry Critters Rights.
Frankly I can't imagine President Obama holding up at The Lodge for five days. But that doesn't mean Obama staffers who have turned their noses up at staying in Charlotte's over priced Uptoon digs won't set up house in exclusive South Charlotte.
Just the same, Mr. President don't you think that enough Americans are out of work? Why would you allow the DNC 2012 to spill over into a professional neighborhood on such short notice? Do you not understand that your presence will cause tremendous hardship to hundreds of hard working men and women?
Mrs. Cedar for one will have to drive an insane loop to make her way to work. Others will lose business as the security detail turns away customers. Gotta love how the Observer reports it as "great news"/.
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