City of Charlotte updates attendance policy for City Council meetings
Cory Burkarth
Council Meeting Attendance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 3, 2021) – The City of Charlotte on Thursday announced a series of updates to the attendance policy for City Council meetings.

Beginning Monday, June 7, City Council action reviews/business meetings, strategy sessions, and zoning meetings will be open to the public to attend in person. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center will open 30 minutes prior to the start of these meetings and will close 15 minutes after the conclusion of these meetings.

City Council committee meetings will continue to be conducted as remote meetings at this time.

CMGC will not be open to the public outside of City Council action review/business meetings, strategy sessions, and zoning meetings and public meetings held by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. An announcement on the complete reopening of CMGC will be made at a later date.

All City Council meetings and committee meetings will continue to be live streamed on the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages, the GOV Channel on television, and the GOV Channel’s page.

The city will be following masking and social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, and the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department.

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors, although they certainly may choose to wear a mask. Non-fully vaccinated individuals should wear a mask inside the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center and maintain social distance.

These attendance policy updates are subject to change if there is new guidance from the CDC, NC DHHS or other agencies or if there are additional Executive Orders.

Monday’s strategy session will be held in Room 267 with seating available to the public and members of the media. Overflow seating for the public will be available in the Chamber, where a video feed from Room 267 will be displayed.

Members of the public and media who wish to attend these meetings will be able to park for free in the CMGC parking garage at 232 S. Davidson Street. Attendees should enter the parking garage using the Davidson Street entrance.