Skip to comments.DNC creating madness for commuters to Charlotte (DNC parking could get expensive)
Posted on 09/03/2012 2:19:43 PM PDT by Libloather
DNC creating madness for commuters to Charlotte
September 03, 2012 10:36 AM
The prohibitive cost of driving to work and paying for parking in uptown Charlotte every day forces Kathy Beck to take public transportation.
But the Democratic National Convention will throw ripples and kinks into her schedule, as well as cutting into her bottom line.
The single mother from Bessemer City will have to drive her own car and fork over parking fees all week, while arriving for work much earlier each morning.
Oh, and shell also have to work next Saturday to make up time thats missed during the convention craziness.
It doesnt leave a good taste in my mouth, Beck said during her lunch break Wednesday. Cause when youre a single woman, every dollar counts.
(Excerpt) Read more at gastongazette.com ...
DNC parking could get expensive
Its not right, said one uptown worker, who asked not to be identified. Everyone related to the DNC is in hotels and walking near the Time Warner Arena. The only people parking are workers, who have to eat it.
The Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte!
Oh well, it sounded like a good idea at the time.
Look for lots of empty seats, as Delegates can make it in on time.
Look for the Dems to look awful on camera, worse than usual.
Look for some brawls and cussing and bad tempers.
My [very conservative] brother works in downtown Charlotte at NASCAR. Texted me yesterday that parking and traffic were a complete mess and that he’d be taking public transport to work . . . “just like a lib.”
Hope Charlotte is stocked up on mayonnaise for Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’ hair.
"They really have no security and it is much more festive than Tampa." Severe Weather Alerts for Mecklenburg County
last updated: 5:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 EST
Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
until 6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-
545 PM EDT MON SEP 3 2012
< A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains In Effect For Western
Mecklenburg And Eastern Gaston Counties Until 615 Pm Edt >
At 543 Pm Edt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated A
Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Capable Of Producing Quarter Size
Hail And Damaging Winds In Excess Of 60 Mph. These Storms Were
Located Along A Line Extending From Mountain Island Lake To Paw Creek
To Carowinds Moving Northeast At 15 Mph.
Severe Thunderstorms Will Impact Locations Near >
Mountain Island Lake.
I-77 At I-85 Center City Charlotte And Huntersville.
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions >
These Storms Are Capable Of Blowing Down Scattered Trees And Power
Lines. Seek Shelter Inside An Interior Room.
These Severe Thunderstorms Are Also Producing Frequent And Intense
Lightning. Turn Off Electrical Appliances. Do Not Use Corded
Telephones. Do Not Take A Bath Or Shower.
These Severe Thunderstorms Are Also Producing Extremely Heavy
Rainfall. Flooding Of Drainage Ditches And Low Lying Areas May Occur.
Do Not Drive Through Areas Where Water Is Flowing Over The Road.
It's great having the Zombie Party in one's hometown. . .
It's a southern thang.
Now who is paying for that?
No problem. The guy who was going to lower the oceans and heal the planet should be able to delay a thunderstorm or two for a couple of days...