In a memo emailed today to the mayor and Charlotte City Council members, the CRVA said it was standard operating procedure for the CIAA host city to appoint a local tournament coordinator to manage the week-long event.
The memo also says that previous host cities, including Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Richmond, had specific contractual agreements similar to Charlotte's, where the CIAA paid a bonus for the coordinator's services.
"The amounts paid also were different in each city for the services of the coordinator," the memo says.
Click here to read the memo.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx this week asked the authority to shed more light on how and why manager Ereka Crawford-Brim received $100,000 in bonus payments earmarked from the CIAA basketball tournament, an arrangement the Observer reported on Sunday.
The CRVA's ethics policy states that employees can't accept cash or gifts from outside the CRVA payroll, but CRVA chief executive Tim Newman told the Observer last week the bonuses were OK because they were "salary" and not gifts.
- Doug Miller