CHARLOTTE – New details are emerging about the contract agreement between the City of Charlotte and the Democratic National Committee for the 2012 convention.
City officials told News 14 Carolina that they spent about three months adjusting the contract details to match exactly what the DNC wanted and what Charlotte had to offer.
Among the obligations, the host committee is required in writing to raise more than $36.5 million in private funds for the convention. The committee must also recruit at least 500 volunteers leading up to the convention and at least 7,000 volunteers during the convention itself including up to 200 drivers.
The host committee must also establish a labor agreement within the next two months and organizers to hire union labor for tasks related to providing, services goods and materials.
There are also some quirky agreements related to Time Warner Cable Arena. According to the contract, the building can't exceed 72 degrees or 50 percent humidity.
Read the full contracts here: 1. 2. 3.