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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 >>


The Queen’s 2017 

2017 is an important year for Charlotte, and we’ll need your help telling her story. 

​The Queen’s 2017 campaign was recently launched to solicit feedback to better understand the topics that are important to Charlotte residents, and to encourage followers to stay active in local government and their communities. 

Feedback gathered through an online form will assist in developing storylines and subject matter to cover in-depth on social media, blogs, podcasts and other digital channels in 2017. The survey also includes links to the city’s focus area pages for information on the city’s priorities and to discover existing engagement opportunities. We encourage everyone to complete the survey as the insight of city employees is paramount to telling charlotte’s story. 

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, share the survey and use the #TakeTheReign hashtag to encourage fellow Charlotteans to invest their feedback into Charlotte’s story.



City of Charlotte Offices Open Tomorrow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2017 est. 5:00PM) – After a weekend of winter weather, City of Charlotte offices will be open for business on Monday, Jan. 9.

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Update on the City of Charlotte's Winter Weather Response

CHARLOTTE, NC (Jan. 7, 2017 est. 10:00PM)

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service is suspended for tomorrow, Jan. 8.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is open.

Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)

CDOT crews continue to work around the clock in 12 hour shifts, salting and plowing City streets.

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Updated Details on the City of Charlotte's Winter Weather Response

CHARLOTTE, NC (Jan. 7, 2017 est. 7:00PM)

Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)

CDOT crews continue to work around the clock in 12 hour shifts, salting and plowing City streets.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

As we wrap up Saturday, CATS was able to run almost all regular service today.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.

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City of Charlotte’s Winter Weather Response Continues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2017 est. 12:00PM) –  The City of Charlotte continues its winter weather response efforts today, clearing snow and ice from roads, monitoring weather conditions and responding to service calls as needed. 

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City of Charlotte Working to Clear Roads After a Night of Winter Weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2017 est. 6:30 AM) – City of Charlotte crews are hard at work this morning salting and plowing roads. And with the possibility of additional winter weather today, the City of Charlotte continues to encourage motorists to stay off the roads unless travel is essential.

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Winter Storm Helena Moves into Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2017 est. 9:30 PM) – The City of Charlotte is receiving its first taste of winter weather in 2017 as Winter Storm Helena moves into the region tonight.

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City of Charlotte reporting some service impacts as Winter Storm Helena approaches

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( Jan. 6, 2017 est. 3:50 PM) – The City of Charlotte continues to monitor Winter Storm Helena and her potential impacts. As the adverse weather approaches, some city departments have begun reporting service impacts and operational updates.

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Preparations continue in the City of Charlotte as winter weather approaches

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2017 est. 11:50 AM) – The City of Charlotte is continuing its preparations for the winter weather forecasted to move into the area later today.

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​City of Charlotte Preparing for Winter Weather

 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 5, 2017 est. 4:45 PM) – With winter weather predicted to move into the region this weekend, safety of the community – before, during and after the storm – is a top priority for the City of Charlotte.
 
The city has begun mobilizing staff and preparing resources as temperatures are expected to be below freezing for an extended period of time.

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City of Charlotte Non-Discrimination Ordinance and HB2

"The Charlotte City Council acted in good faith to do everything it understood was needed to necessitate the state legislature repealing HB2, a state law that made our non-discrimination ordinance unenforceable.  Despite our efforts, the legislature was unable to pass a bill that would have repealed HB2. While we are disappointed with this unfortunate outcome, our commitment to maintaining and protecting diverse and inclusive communities remains unchanged. There are many issues that require a positive and collaborative relationship between the City and State. We will continue to work with our partners at the state and local levels to develop a solution that protects the rights of all individuals."

-City of Charlotte

 

“Today, the Charlotte City Council took additional steps to ensure the repeal of HB2 would not be jeopardized in any way. They voted 7-2 to fully repeal the ordinance adopted Feb. 22, 2016. The City Council acted in good faith to do everything that it understood was necessary to facilitate the repeal of HB2.”  

 

-City of Charlotte

Charlotte City Council Emergency Meeting

Emergency meeting of Charlotte City Council for Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. This meeting is to consider the adoption of ordinances related to non-discrimination and HB2.

Please see the attached notice

December 19, 2016 - Charlotte City Council voted to remove the City's Non-Discrimination Ordinance

On Monday, December 19, Charlotte City Council voted to remove the City’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance, Cable TV Ordinance (invalidated by the State in 2006) and the Business Privilege License Tax (invalidated by the State in 2014) from City Code. 
 

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​Applications Being Accepted for Anticipated Charlotte City Council Vacancy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2016) – The City Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications for an anticipated vacancy on the Charlotte City Council. Democrat John Autry, who represents District 5, was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives.

Applications for the District 5 Council vacancy will be accepted beginning Monday, Dec. 12, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.  All interested applicants must submit an application to the City Clerk's Office.  Applications will be available on the city's website, by email, fax or hard copy.

District 5 is located in the eastern part of Charlotte, including areas near portions of North Sharon Amity, Albemarle Road, Rama Road and Idlewild Road.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2016) — After a national search, Marcus D. Jones was sworn in Thursday as the next city manager of the City of Charlotte.

“We’re confident in the next city manager and I, as well as the entire team, are ready to support him as we build a stronger and more inclusive Charlotte,” said Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble.

“As I step into the role as the city manager of this great city, I am excited to get to know the dedicated city employees we have serving Charlotte and those who live here,” Jones said.

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​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2016) — Members of the Charlotte City Council voted Wednesday evening in open session to select Marcus D. Jones as the next city manager of the City of Charlotte.   

"I am honored to work with residents, staff and Council as the new city manager of Charlotte," said Jones. "Charlotte is a growing, diverse and innovative city with a thriving future. I look forward to working in partnership with residents, the business community and city staff. We will develop and create priorities that align with the city's vision for the future." Learn more about Marcus D. Jones>>


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