Focus Areas

City Council Focus Areas

City Council provides strategic guidance for the City of Charlotte in order to support continued growth of our city and answer to the needs of our residents. City Council is charged with taking action on several high impact areas - including the cultivation of good-paying jobs, affordable housing and safe and inclusive neighborhoods. City Council will proactively share information and share accountability, ensuring that decisions are based on the best information and options available. 

To meet these goals, City Council has identified five strategic areas. 


Economic Development Focus Area

Charlotte’s economic development team promotes equitable access to good paying jobs and opportunities  for all residents. A talented, diverse and prosperous workforce is critical to Charlotte’s competitiveness for businesses, development and other resources. We’re committed to sustaining robust growth and increasing upward mobility opportunities for all residents.

Environment Focus Area

Given fast-tracked growth, Charlotte’s environment team seeks to balance economic prosperity with protection of natural resources. We continue to explore efficiencies that will streamline the city’s efforts with those of the community groups who are working to manage solid waste, energy, water and air. We lead by example in our efforts to protect the environment and we promote the advancement of Charlotte as a SMART city, through consistent data-driven and environmentally conscious decisions in areas such as energy, water, waste, and transportation.

Community Safety Focus Area

Keeping our residents safe is a top priority for Charlotte’s community safety team. We invest in the people and skills to a make our city a safer community for all and to strengthen the bond between residents, visitors and our public safety professionals. Learn more about the proactive steps the city and residents are taking to make Charlotte one of the safest cities in America,.

Housing & Neighborhood Development Focus Area

Charlotte’s housing and neighborhood development team believes every home and neighborhood in our city should be valued and celebrated. Our distinct, livable neighborhoods offer character and are the crown jewel for the delivery of city services and programs. The City of Charlotte gives residents the tools to have direct input on decisions that affect communities. Our goal is to create and maintain vibrant and sustainable communities in every corner of this city.

Transportation & Planning Focus Area

Charlotte’s transportation and planning team supports thoughtful development and investment in transportation choices to help move our city’s people and assets. We tap into innovative revenue sources and partnerships to maintain our network of streets, transit, trails, sidewalks, bridges, rail and freeways that offer collective social and economic benefits while enhancing our ability to connect people and resources for the highest possible quality of life.