Contact: Jeremy Mills, Charlotte Communications & Marketing
City Council approves televised public
forums and added live streaming of business meetings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – On Monday night, Mayor Vi
Lyles and the Charlotte City Council broadened the reach of the city’s live
broadcast of council meetings. These new options were implemented immediately.
City Meeting Broadcasts and Live Streams
Public forums, held the second and fourth Monday monthly, will be broadcast
live on the Government Channel and live streamed on the City’s website,
CharlotteNC.gov, YouTube and Facebook.
To expand visibility of local government, City Council
collectively discussed and reached agreement to leverage Facebook Live for
business and zoning meetings.
Council is expected to further discuss live streaming formats at
this year’s Council Retreat Jan. 31 – Feb. 2.
Community Empowerment Initiative
discussed and supported the Community Empowerment Initiative - a partner based
collaborative approach using community-wide service providers, governmental
agencies and community based organizations, to support neighborhoods in their efforts
to reduce violent crime.
is neighborhood centric – it is people caring about people, Charlotteans caring
about Charlotteans. The initiative prioritizes early detection, providing
support services and working as community partners to help residents in need. The
long term goal of this initiative is to bolster community engagement, reduces
crime through prevention, collaboration and self-empowerment of residents and
neighborhoods as the building blocks for a stronger and safer community.
The City of
Charlotte provides services to more than 800,000 residents. The City's focus
areas are Community Safety, Housing and Neighborhood Development, Economic
Development, Environment and Transportation & Planning. For the latest news
about city government, visit the Citywide
Newsroom. From our website, you can sign up to receive email updates
on City topics that interest you through the Notify Me service.