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Ely Portillo @ESPortillo Charlotte, NC

Asst. Director at the @unccui, formerly @TheObserver. Married to @cm_portillo. Seen "The Room" more times than I care to admit. At eportill@uncc.edu

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Read it here: https://t.co/hGAgECgLWD And if you haven't signed up? I will send you a custom gif that tells your f… https://t.co/zbpSna9x9ZOops, we did it again...sent a weekly newsletter from @unccui. A new report on youth homelessness. The demographi… https://t.co/22k04Yu1RL @ESPortillo Permanent Tryon closure in 10 years or less: 100%. In 5 years, 80% In 1 year 75%
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @helloseann I think that was basically all the big employers still having people work from home it's too soon to tellI don't think gerontocracy explains everything about America. But you'll have a hard time persuading me our syste… https://t.co/exRkEmBB6q
Retweeted by Ely PortilloOdds this becomes permanent, or at least a recurring, regular closure? https://t.co/ARYTOAnmVVAlden, known as a ‘destroyer of newspapers’ because it guts newsrooms, could become the owner of the largest newspa… https://t.co/BAxOl82cep
Retweeted by Ely PortilloWhy do we treat daycare teachers and k-12 teachers so differently? We’re having this whole discussion about teacher… https://t.co/Tn3KISftlJ
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7/9
2020
Inbox- Local nonprofit Friends of Queen’s Park Inc. has released renderings of what the group hopes for in transfor… https://t.co/t9tSDMSMnf
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @JoeBrunoWSOC9 Great I'll be 37 then, I'm sure I will be totally up for it @JoeBrunoWSOC9 Real question, what would you do if someone iced you right now? I'm 33, haven't been iced in more th… https://t.co/l4diU9IhQqSo #RNCinJAX may be "flexible" but #RNCinCLT wasn't? https://t.co/1zttliatZp
Retweeted by Ely PortilloThe Charlotte region's Hispanic population is growing, and recently reached a statistical milestone: For the first… https://t.co/IftcSSPnh0Lining up the mosquitoes I kill as a warning to the others doesn't seem to be having an effect.Superintendent @MarkRJohnsonNC asks: Is one student per school bus seat safe? Should masks be required? https://t.co/N1iHbXmwVu
Retweeted by Ely PortilloHarris says masking and social distancing will be critical if schools are back for in person instruction this fall #MeckBOCC
Retweeted by Ely PortilloTest results take 6-7 days, which is too long, Gibbie Harris says
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7/8
2020
@United Airlines town hall with employees today was “sobering.” Employees were warned the airline does not believe… https://t.co/kyWcBk7w19
Retweeted by Ely PortilloSome of the reasons why @ProsperaUSA expanded to North Carolina are mentioned in this excellent piece by… https://t.co/hKzmhSSkec
Retweeted by Ely PortilloCouple of interesting facts in the research for this article 1. Hispanics are the most "suburbanized" minority gr… https://t.co/yUWtZVzFlV
Retweeted by Ely PortilloHispanic residents now make up more than 10% of our region's population, and the rapid population growth is fueling… https://t.co/fOAROMbVyS
Retweeted by Ely PortilloOddly, though Sun Belt cities like #clt account for a huge chunk of US population growth, they don't get much study… https://t.co/H8rW5f9oet
Retweeted by Ely PortilloNEW: North Carolina's State Health Director is now ordering all health care providers in the state to report both p… https://t.co/RfjhnHiLHH
Retweeted by Ely PortilloHappy Tuesday. Mecklenburg County commissioners meet at 6 p.m. #MeckBOCC will vote on tightening NC's face coveri… https://t.co/tg7mOP3dlJ
Retweeted by Ely PortilloSun Belt cities are growing explosively, more diverse and reflect many different problems and patterns than older N… https://t.co/Anxy2lbrXR @hgsmoot @anndosshelms Point. I don't see any negative implications to destroying racism, but words are sticky little things. @JeffJacksonNC "None of the substitutes are great" could be a great slogan for a 2020 campaign. Just saying... @hgsmoot @anndosshelms Yeah, I think that "resists destruction" is what can make it appropriate, in the sense of ne… https://t.co/mP2ZXt2sWF @hgsmoot @anndosshelms I'm not sure it's always a positive connotation. For example, I've used phases like "the rac… https://t.co/8ls6GoZZw6 @BriDehlinger Samesies. We've been avoiding those situations too, and it seems like the right thing to do, but also… https://t.co/wG4rH79mD7 @anndosshelms @CharMeckSchools Great point. It reminds me of the colleges that are having kids back but doing remot… https://t.co/KOyu63VsX6 @BriDehlinger Out of curiosity, what measures do you take that they object to? @brentgilroy Some discussion of Bojangles, but you will have to listen to presentations on radio (like drive in) @ncskygirl They are considering a separate event for people who walk, bike or take transit.Is this what public engagement will look like going forward? Charlotte is planning a "drive-in" event in October to… https://t.co/2B2QbRTqcNBREAKING: Fame, the statue of an angel carrying a Confederate soldier, in Salisbury is coming down tonight. Crews w… https://t.co/uZiIFVhJaj
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7/7
2020
You win https://t.co/GNXQA63QpF @adrhyne Yeah, I feel you. Those "third places" are something I really miss @MissEdwardsCLT Great question... @urbaneescape Good examples. All those "casual" interactions, I find myself really missing.Memo shows Bank of America is delaying return-to-office plans for US employees https://t.co/I9of6f6WGL via @CBJnewsroom
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @willcurrys Yeah, it turns out there are other ways to fill your timeCovid question I've been contemplating...what institutions/groups/organizations do you feel disconnected from after… https://t.co/LowxN9Cr0kSo every international Harvard student must leave the country? It’s hard to believe both the pointlessness and unne… https://t.co/hVl9DL4IhM
Retweeted by Ely PortilloWith Sun Belt cities driving so much of the nation's growth, why is urban policy still looked at largely with "trad… https://t.co/iuCP44qhWt
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @cassielcope Me @chuckmcshane @ESPortillo @CLTdevelopment @marynewsom @michaelngraff @katieperalta @CBJspanberg @rodgarvinhttps://t.co/iLnWcR1g5G
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @chuckmcshane @TheTrolleyWalk @CLTdevelopment @marynewsom @michaelngraff @katieperalta @CBJspanberg @rodgarvin Ther… https://t.co/A6BZ3tFIrGThere's a lot we're having to navigate in new ways because of the coronavirus. In today's On My Mind,… https://t.co/ysNVl6GDwI
Retweeted by Ely PortilloHoly guacamole. Housing Day gonna be a bummer this year. https://t.co/sgqfUyh31PNew from the Ledger Covid-19 Data Room: N.C. Covid deaths keep falling, even as numbers of cases and hospitalizatio… https://t.co/zvdqlAhaaY
Retweeted by Ely Portillo#MondayMysteryMap What is the name of this place? https://t.co/vDSIxj0fgF
Retweeted by Ely PortilloAnyone looking for their planning fix, check out the Charlotte City Council meeting tonight - comp plan and the tas… https://t.co/l1IMOM9KY1
7/6
2020
@JonathanOsman That might actually be really good for the extended work from home lifeSuccessively larger fireworks over the past 3 days around the Queen City contributing to increasingly larger partic… https://t.co/odifYykEqy
Retweeted by Ely PortilloTree, or stylized hub-and-spoke system map? https://t.co/CbebEQwr7kDuke Energy reaffirms capital investments in renewables and grid projects to deliver cleaner energy, economic growt… https://t.co/At8DpkKtcZ
Retweeted by Ely PortilloThe Auschwitz Memorial isn’t a statue of Hitler on a horse, my dude https://t.co/QqraG2dc6k
Retweeted by Ely PortilloThe people in your neighborhood shooting off the GNP of Bulgaria in fireworks right now: Aren’t aware of...
Retweeted by Ely PortilloJudging by tonight, this city spent the military budget of a small country across the state line recentlythey should not be allowed in residential areas/neighborhoods. keep 'em for open spaces/parks away from homes with… https://t.co/8xxwnmrUga
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @AnthonyWPegram One terrified toddler disagreesDon't get me wrong, I am a suckered for fireworks and go most years...but I also like football, and I wouldn't want… https://t.co/djdEMqBoy6 @RhondaFrench9 Debris falling on my yardSo this new trend of everyone shooting enormous fireworks from their own front yard is extremely shitty
7/5
2020
This is terrible. We are many months in, and we know of many *actual* super spreader events. They are not happening… https://t.co/y2CkyqumS4
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7/4
2020
For your 4th of July weekend reading: As workers head back to the job, the agency charged with protecting them in N… https://t.co/lr3OqYH4rD
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7/3
2020
Did you miss our #WealthGapWednesdays series and report on the racial wealth gap in Charlotte? If so, catch up here… https://t.co/PwH8sDmSVG
Retweeted by Ely Portillo"Allowing workplaces to reopen while schools, camps and day cares remain closed tells a generation of working paren… https://t.co/fQd4eE3Mcb
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @ESPortillo One complication this time of year/this particular year: You put 40 people outside, 20 inside and sudde… https://t.co/FNpEHNHSVB
Retweeted by Ely PortilloUNCC will require face masks indoors this semester, including dorm hallways and common areas https://t.co/Ju8iDdFRaf
Retweeted by Ely PortilloI wrote about Tommy's in 2015 when they were losing their old spot to development. https://t.co/b7oJuG9KDB https://t.co/FBo5wgL4JP @anndosshelms @eBrianCox @CMSboard @mghayes24 As a kid, I don't know if I would have liked these ideas or hated them...Project Big Boy is huge in every way. Dozens of acres, thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions in incentives. ICYMI- https://t.co/U1Uin7bZTR
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @reitz37 What about gazpachoNorth Carolina over the past 15 weeks has had 1,144,246 unemployment claims filed, according to @USDOL. That covers… https://t.co/8JEJUIi8yx
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @douggrubba Good point, at least not without some serious shade. Eating on asphalt in the 90-degree Carolina heat under the sun...As the pandemic drags on, I'll be curious to see if these programs gain any more momentum.One of the reasons that there hasn't been any dining in the public right-of-way yet (the city's "streateries" progr… https://t.co/tJJ6kdS76xDespite some initial enthusiasm, there hasn't been a surge of turning parking/streets into outdoors dining yet in C… https://t.co/WRt2N74TuaHearing this question every day: why are bars, restaurants and gyms, which are relatively dangerous, being opened b… https://t.co/38CQVV4cwT
Retweeted by Ely PortilloCMS families will be able to opt for an all-remote education if they have concerns about coronavirus safety in August.
Retweeted by Ely PortilloPlan C- All remote learning. https://t.co/FwtxdVzwpM
Retweeted by Ely PortilloYou know, in retrospect, quidditch was the dirtiest sport in the world. @JoeBrunoWSOC9 It's also weird watching with a kid in daycare, where there are some precautions like temperature ch… https://t.co/MzJFL8IHx0This looks...complicated. https://t.co/OFEMDg87YVCMS plan for Plan B (50% capacity) would be elementary and middle schools students divided into 3 groups; each does… https://t.co/PUJVgqdkF6
Retweeted by Ely PortilloMy high school had about 3,000...can't imagine. https://t.co/vStoC2lAtw
7/2
2020
.@NC_Governor says school reopening directive will be "within the next couple of weeks."
Retweeted by Ely PortilloHere are some Centene campus renderings. https://t.co/4BGzhDJJVp
Retweeted by Ely Portillo @michaelngraff Combine that with watermelon month for an interesting treatThis was one of the biggest and most frequent complaints I heard while covering development plans: Community member… https://t.co/4aGAGW362eDo you think Charlotte needs impact fees to fund new schools? And do you think such fees on new houses are fair?… https://t.co/xUKDXzrlMp
Retweeted by Ely PortilloIf you're not subscribed, well, I just talked to your mother and she is very disappointed in you. Fix that here: https://t.co/tlRRUCuieTThe @unccui newsletter is out this week, and it's got all your favorite subjects: Planning, coronavirus and firefly… https://t.co/4yguGGtxCuTo recap: 3,237 new jobs, $1 billion-plus in investment, 1M square feet of real estate, more than $400M in incentiv… https://t.co/QNZSCmDisY
Retweeted by Ely Portillo69% year over year usage increase - solid case for more funding and quicker buildout? https://t.co/m6raZwNBTrBREAKING: @NC_Governor delays announcement of school reopening plan. https://t.co/bxBlEcbEHk
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7/1
2020
Since the N.C. mask mandate started on Friday, how would you say people are following it?
Retweeted by Ely PortilloThis is a ferociously concentrated and must-read synthesis of most (not even all!) of the ways that federal, state,… https://t.co/vNACwnIhu8
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6/30
2020

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