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City of Charlotte releases the Police Foundation's draft of the critical incident review​

City releases the Police Foundation’s draft of the critical incident review

Charlotte, N.C. – The City of Charlotte received from the Police Foundation and released to the public an independent assessment of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) response to the September 2016 demonstrations.

The Foundation is the oldest nationally known, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving policing. Its mission is to advance policing through innovation and science. The Foundation developed a comprehensive methodology to thoroughly review and assess the public safety response to the demonstrations that followed the officer-involved shooting on September 20, 2016.

The Police Foundation’s assessment team found that during the demonstrations, CMPD acted appropriately and in line with its policies and procedures. CMPD displayed professionalism and restraint as it endeavored to balance the First Amendment rights of the protestors against the safety of the community and its officers, according to the Foundation’s findings. The Foundation also identified areas in which CMPD could improve its policies, practices and operations to strengthen the department’s relationship with the community it serves through 35 recommendations.

In 2016, the City of Charlotte invited the Foundation to conduct the independent review. The assessment included:

  • On-site data collection
  • Resource material review
  • Off-site data collection and research

CMPD continues to work diligently to improve safety, trust and accountability. CMPD has adopted recommendations from the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and participates in the Open Data Initiative, which provides information on officer-involved shootings and traffic stops as part of the open data project. CMPD also offers positive experiences for local youth by connecting them with officers and other caring adults to help them with decision-making skills to overcome challenges.

​Documents

Read the DRAFT critical incident review summary >>
Read the full DRAFT critical incident review >>


 

Charlotte, One Year Later

Charlotte One Year Later 

 
Charlotte, One Year Later is our opportunity to reflect on the collective events that led to where we are today, and renew the community’s shared commitment to bring about positive change for our city.
 
Issues of economic and social disparity are not unique to Charlotte—the difference comes in how we respond to them. We will review the underlying factors that led to our city being ranked last in upward mobility in a 2014 Harvard study and the September 2016 officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the events that followed.
 
The Charlotte, One Year Later website and report will highlight city government’s commitment to Charlotte, progress on its Community Letter, and stories from partner institutions and invested members of our community. This includes important efforts such as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, Leading on Opportunity Council, Housing First Charlotte and other community-wide initiatives spearheaded by corporations, non-profits, and other government agencies.
 
The Charlotte, One Year Later effort is neither the beginning nor the end of the healing process for our city. This work is the recognition of the progress made to date, and an acknowledgement of the difficult road ahead to address the city’s challenges. Please check back often for updates.


City of Charlotte continues to monitor Tropical Storm Irma

The City of Charlotte continues to monitor Tropical Storm Irma and is prepared to respond to any impacts from the rain and wind expected to move into the region later today.  

Approximately 1-3 inches of rain and strong winds are expected this afternoon through the early hours of Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Saturated soils could mean downed trees and powerlines. The City of Charlotte is prepared to respond to these service calls as needed, with crews from multiple departments on standby.

  

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City of Charlotte to open shelter for out-of-state Hurricane Irma evacuees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2017) – The City of Charlotte, together with the American Red Cross and other local partners, is working to open a shelter for those traveling out of the path of Hurricane Irma.

The shelter, located at the OLD J.M. Alexander Middle School site (12201 Hambright Road), is set to open today at 5 p.m.  The shelter is equipped to accommodate those with special needs, as well as those with pets.

City of Charlotte prepares for Hurricane Irma

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2017) -- The City of Charlotte is preparing for potential impacts to the Charlotte area and city services as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management is monitoring Irma, per regular updates received from North Carolina Emergency Management and the Greenville-Spartanburg office of the National Weather Service. Emergency Management is making internal preparations consistent with planning for any weather event or impending hazard.

Just as the city is preparing for Irma, Charlotte residents should, too. Members of the Charlotte community are encouraged to:

  • Make a plan
  • Build a ready kit (Stock up on items such as bottled water, nonperishable foods, batteries, flashlights, gas up your vehicle, etc.)
  • Stay informed

Latest news release >>

Stay informed! Visit http://charlottenc.gov/emergency for all news and information related to Hurricane Irma and any impacts on the Charlotte area.

City of Charlotte makes progress on affordable housing goals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2017) – Less than one year after Charlotte City Council reaffirmed in the Community Letter the council’s commitment to the expansion of affordable housing, the city announced Monday that it has achieved 44 percent of council’s goal to create 5,000 affordable housing units in three years.

Learn More>>

For more information on the Monday night's Presentation, visit Overview of Affordable Housing>>


Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

UPDATED July 24, 2017 -- View the approved Budget in Brief>>

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 12, 2017) — Charlotte City Council adopted the citywide budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018 totaling $2.4 billion in a 10 - 0 vote.  The FY 2018 General Fund budget is balanced at $668.8 million with no property tax rate increase for Charlotte residents.
Learn More >>

For more information, visit Strategy and Budget>>


City of Charlotte Statement Regarding the 2019 All-Star Game

“The City of Charlotte is excited to welcome the NBA All-Star Game to the Queen City in 2019. The NBA and its fans are known for their passion and enthusiasm, and we’re thrilled to build on their energy by showcasing all that Charlotte has to offer. We look forward to continued cooperation with our world-class partners, including the NBA, as we work together for a successful, enjoyable All-Star Game.”

- Sandy D’Elosua Vastola Charlotte Communications & Marketing Director

Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Charlotte City Council conducted straw votes for the city’s FY 2018 Proposed Budget on May 24. Watch the full meeting or a summary now.

City Council is scheduled to adopt the FY 2018 Budget during the June 12 City Council Business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. For more information, visit the Strategy and Budget Website.

 

The next steps in the budget process will be:

  • June 12: Council Budget Adoption (7:00 p.m.)


Charlotte city service impacts during Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola 

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 24, 2017) – The City of Charlotte announces the following impacts to city services during the annual Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, May 25-27, to ensure festival attendees enjoy three nights of safe and fun live entertainment in uptown Charlotte. Learn more here >>
 

 

Charlotte City Council approves request for action on Charlotte Gateway Station project 

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 22, 2017) – Charlotte City Council took action Monday to move forward on the Charlotte Gateway Station (CGS) project.

When U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced the TIGER grant in 2015, he urged the city and region to move forward with the project, and to break ground in 18 months. This statement was a challenge to the community, not a definitive timetable. Learn more here >>
 

 

Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

On May 10, the Charlotte City Council discussed the city’s FY 2018 Proposed Budget and FY 2018 – 2022 Community Investment plan during a workshop meeting. The meeting is available online or you can also download materials on Strategy & Budget’s website. This followed public hearing feedback provided May 8, when Council heard from the community. City Manager Marcus Jones presented the recommended budget on May 1.

Watch the Full meeting City Budget Workshop - FY18 Budget Adjustments 5-10-2017

The next steps in the budget process will be:

  • May 24: Council Straw Votes (12:00 pm)

  • June 12: Council Budget Adoption (7:00 p.m.)

​Council Budget Public Hearing

On May 8, City Council held a Public hearing about the FY 2018 Proposal that the City Manager Marcus D. Jones presented. Watch the full meeting online or download materials on Budget’s website.

Review highlights from the City Manager’s proposed budget.

As part of tonight’s Council Dinning Briefing, in addition to the public hearing, there will be 2 attachments as part of Agenda item #3 – Extraordinary Events Ordinance.

Watch the Full meeting City of Charlotte Public Hearing - FY18 budget 5-8-2017

Download the attachments:

EE Repeal and Chapter 19 Amendments
Extraordinary Events Presentation

​Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

On May 1, City Manager Marcus D. Jones presented the FY 2018 Proposed Budget and FY 2018 - 2022 Community Investment Plan. Watch the full meeting online or download materials on Budget’s website.
The next step in the budget process will be:

  • May 8: Council Budget Public Hearing (5:30 p.m.)
  • May 10: Council Budget Adjustments Workshop (1:00 p.m.)
  • May 24: Council Straw Votes (12:00 pm)
  • June 12: Council Budget Adoption (7:00 p.m.)


Read more highlights from the City Manager’s proposed budget.

Watch the Full meeting of City Manager Marcus D. Jones presented FY 2018 Proposed Budget video


City statements on federal immigration enforcement activities in Charlotte 

The City of Charlotte celebrates the many contributions our immigrant populations provide to our economy and our cultural experience. 

We understand and want to address concerns that some of our immigrant neighbors and visitors have about the federal immigration law enforcement activities over the last few weeks. 

Charlotte is a city that values and appreciates diversity, and we want our city to be welcoming and safe for all people at all times. Learn more here >>
 
 

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