City staff provided highlights from the Opportunity Task Force report presented to the community on March 27. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force's call-to-action followed results of a study that looked at upward mobility for children born into our lowest income quintile. The report revealed that Charlotte-Mecklenburg ranked 50th out of the 50 communities. Read our blog post about the report release and how you can be involved.
The report identified factors directly impacting economic mobility including segregation, income inequality, school quality, social capital and family structure, and provided recommendations for the city to address those underlying issues.
Key recommended areas of focus include:
Housing, Jobs, Transit, Community youth Initiatives, City employee benefits and employment practices, Service delivery review
Staff will continue examination of the report to develop recommendations to provide to City Council. Many recommendations identified in the report align with the Community Letter initiative already underway.