City Council reviews infrastructure, CIAA Tourney week

Jeremy Mills
jeremy.mills@charlottenc,gov
2/12/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jeremy Mills, Charlotte Communications & Marketing
704-302-5431
jeremy.mills@charlottenc.gov  

City Council reviews infrastructure, CIAA Tourney week       

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2018) – On Monday night, Mayor Vi Lyles and the Charlotte City Council met for a Business Meeting to address a variety of city items.

City Pitches Infrastructure Plans

City Council reviewed and analyzed several strategies to enhance Charlotte's infrastructure, facilitate continued growth and cultivate livable communities.

  • Infrastructure Initiative - Support efforts to increase federal resources to improve aviation, highway, transit, freight rail, inter-city passenger rail, water and sewer, flood control, energy and housing infrastructure.

  • 2030 Transit System Plan - Support the continuation of programs that direct federal resources to public transportation.
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport - Support funding for capital improvements at commercial service airports.

This infrastructure review came as Mayor Vi Lyles joined elected leaders from across the country at the White House earlier today to advocate for improvements to America's infrastructure system.

Council Makes CIAA Proclamation

City Council Member LaWana Mayfield presented a proclamation to recognize Feb. 27, 2018 – March 3, 2018 as CIAA Week in Charlotte.
During that week, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association will host its men's and women's conference basketball tournaments in Charlotte for the 13th consecutive year.

As always, the City of Charlotte wants to ensure all CIAA events take place in a secure and fun environment. Safety will be the top priority during CIAA Week.
This year, the city is implementing a single-point application process for outdoor CIAA events on private property.

The new application process will allow for:

    - Higher coordination among review agencies
    - A better understanding of the event due to the additional information provided
    - Enhanced  communication among permitting agencies

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