The Charlotte City Council will debate bringing the Republican National Convention to the city during a special 2 p.m. meeting Monday, the city announced Thursday.
Council members also are scheduled to vote on nonbinding contracts with the Republican National Committee and the local host committee during the meeting.
Charlotte has not been awarded the convention yet.
Charlotte is gaining momentum to land the 2020 GOP convention, sources have told McClatchy. The Republican National Committee will make a decision at its summer meeting in Austin July 17-20.
In the last two weeks, several Democratic City Council members have either said they won’t support hosting the RNC or that they have questions about it.
Monday’s vote is an attempt to convince the RNC that Charlotte still wants the convention.
The meeting will be held in the City Council Chamber in the Government Center, 600 E. 4th St.
People who want to speak during the meeting should sign up with the City Clerk’s Office before 5 p.m. Friday.
The city is planing to give each speaker one minute, though it said that could change depending on how many people sign up to speak.