City of Charlotte Advisory Committee on Governance Survey Now Available Online
Cory Burkarth
Cory.Burkarth@CharlotteNC.gov
9/24/2020
Council Structure Survey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 21, 2020) – The City of Charlotte Advisory Committee on Governance Survey is now online and available for residents to participate in. The survey will close on Tuesday, September 29 and Charlotte residents are asked to participate in this survey.

At the direction of Mayor Vi Lyles, the Citizen Advisory Committee on Governance (CACG) was established to review the current structure of the Charlotte City Council.

CACG is examining Charlotte's growth trends and current government structure, analyzing the government structure of peer cities, and developing recommendations to provide to City Council on which elected official structure of government would best meet the current needs of Charlotte's residents. Specifically, the committee is evaluating the following:

  • The length of City Council terms of office and what term length would enable elected officials to best serve the city and its residents,

  • Compensation for elected officials and what level of compensation would be adequate to encourage interested members of the public to run for public office,

  • Which election method, either partisan or non-partisan, would best benefit the community, and

  • What criteria for City Council Districts would ensure adequate representation of Charlotte's residents.

Given the value and importance of public input on the committee's charge, the CACG has developed a survey aimed at providing resident feedback to the committee as it makes informed recommendations to City Council.

The eleven-member committee is being led by Amy Peacock and includes representatives from all seven City Council districts.

The committee will meet virtually from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday through October. The public can watch the meetings live on the city's YouTube channel. The full meeting schedule is available online at charlottenc.gov.

Residents are invited to send their questions or comments for the Citizen Advisory Committee on Governance to cacg@charlottenc.gov