Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who faces four challengers in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, has led the city during national scrutiny over House Bill 2 and the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott and the following protests. Some of her most notable achievements and moments are frequently hers and hers alone. What’s unclear is whether Roberts has acted when others weren’t willing, or whether she’s been divisive, unable to get council members to follow.
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who faces four challengers in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, has led the city during national scrutiny over House Bill 2 and the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott and the following protests. Some of her most notable achievements and moments are frequently hers and hers alone. What’s unclear is whether Roberts has acted when others weren’t willing, or whether she’s been divisive, unable to get council members to follow. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who faces four challengers in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, has led the city during national scrutiny over House Bill 2 and the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott and the following protests. Some of her most notable achievements and moments are frequently hers and hers alone. What’s unclear is whether Roberts has acted when others weren’t willing, or whether she’s been divisive, unable to get council members to follow. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Mayor Jennifer Roberts often acts alone. Is that being decisive – or unable to lead?

August 25, 2017 11:37 AM