CORRECTION: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Mike Schoonmaker was a UNC-C police officer. He is now director of security for Mecklenburg County. The story also incorrectly stated that library closings meant employees could be moved to one of 19 other locations. There are actually 18 other library locations. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
As the Charlotte area prepares to host the Democratic National Convention this fall, city officials are preparing for the increased traffic that will accompany President Barack Obama’s arrival.
Security for the convention will combine the efforts of the Secret Service, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the N.C. Department of Transportation, said Patsy Kinsey, a member of the Charlotte City Council.
Few details concerning the joint force’s plans have been released due to security concerns, Kinsey said.
“Because of the location of the event, (the area) will be easy to secure. They are going to try their very best to minimize impact,” she said.