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Mr. Smith Goes to the Council


Congratulations to New South Properties of the Carolinas' Kenny Smith, who was sworn in Monday to represent District 6 on the Charlotte City Council. He's snapped with his wife Bridget just after the event. There'll be many hot topics in 2014, he tells us, such as what to do about the airport, and the Eastland Mall site. Most in commercial real estate and construction would like to see the permitting process streamlined, he notes, which would involve working with county officials as well. "Finally, it's imperative we keep the city on sound economic footing."