About Charlotte

​About Charlotte's city government

Charlotte’s local government, with approximately 8,000 workers and a $2.39 billion budget (FY, or fiscal year, 2018), works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone, a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Here’s a day in the life of Charlotte through the delivery of public services.

A day of city services

​A Day in Charlotte by the numbers

Public safety

  • 256 firefighters on duty
  • 42 fire stations
  • +320 fire calls for service
  • 388 police field units
  • 1,000 resident calls for service
  • 600 officer-initiated calls for service

Transit, transportation, roads, streets

  • 755 signalized intersections
  • +2,400 miles of city streets
  • +76,000 transit riders (incl. bus, rail special transport, van pool)

Drinking water and waste water

  • 107,000,000 gallons of drinking water treated and delivered
  • 88,000,000 gallons of waste water collected and treated

Trash collection

  • +43,000 curbside households receiving trash pickup

All city services

  • 4,400 calls received by CharMeck 311