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Virtual Town Hall
Impacts of the 2040 Comp Plan

Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

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Join us for a virtual meeting hosted by District 5 Council Member Matt Newton to discuss the impacts of the 2040 Comp Plan for residents living beyond the last mile. Guests include:

  • Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Assistant City Manager and Planning Director
  • Liz Babson, Charlotte Department of Transportation Director

Matt Newton

District 5 representative

Matt Newton, a democrat, was elected in 2017 as the district 5 representative and is serving his second term on council.

Newton is a lifelong resident of Charlotte and a proud graduate of Myers Park High. Newton is an attorney and managing partner in the law firm Newton & Arroyo, PLLC.

He is a former board member of The Male’s Place, former committee member of the Charlotte Chapter of the ACLU and former general counsel/board member of the National Action Network-Charlotte. He also served as chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, from April 2015 – April 2017.

Newton holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

​About district 5

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

District 5 online tool

View the district boundaries, area plans, adopted land use, ​parks, community investment plan and more! >>​

document opens in new windowDistrict 5 printable map (please note this is a large file and make take a while to load)


Matt Newton participates in the following mayor-appointed council committees:

Economic Development​​​Economic Development​
Neighborhood Development​ Neighborhood Development​