The City of Charlotte continues
to monitor the current situation and is working to ensure that the city remains
open and continues to provide city services while maintaining CDC guidelines
and following the Governor’s executive order regarding mass gatherings.
focus is on maintaining city services while also ensuring the safety and
well-being of our staff,” Charlotte City Manager Marcus D. Jones said. “Public
safety services provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and
Charlotte Fire Department will not be affected, however additional protocols
are being implemented to ensure that first responders remain safe while working
and interacting with the public. It is likely that there will be service impacts
across the city in the coming weeks, but our goal is and always will be to
continue to provide excellent services to our residents and businesses.”
departments are considering using staggered staffing models to ensure
operations continue, creating social distancing to protect staff and residents,
and utilizing remote working options. Beginning tomorrow, we will be
cancelling, postponing, modifying or creating virtual options for city events
and public meetings. Event organizers will be contacting attendees to inform
them of the changes.
rezoning meeting on Monday, March 16 will proceed but without public hearings.
Only decision cases will be heard. Because there is no required public
attendance and to accommodate Council members, respecting the social distancing
guidelines, the meeting will be held in room 267.
In order to promote social distancing and
in the interest of public health, residents are reminded that there are four
ways to watch the rezoning meeting live without having to attend in-person:
Members of the public who wish to attend the
rezoning meeting will be accommodated in the Chamber and attendance will be
limited to 100 people. The two rooms will be connected using video-conferencing
technology so that Council members can see the attendees and vice versa.
The public hearings previously scheduled for
Monday, March 16 have been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, March 23. That
is subject to change.
All Council committee meetings scheduled for next
week are cancelled.
This is a dynamic and evolving situation. We
anticipate additional changes to occur and those changes will be communicated
as soon as possible.
Currently, there are no
anticipated changes to the CATS bus or light rail schedules for this week.
Any changes to the schedule will be announced as soon as possible.
At this time, solid
waste services such as trash and recycling pick-up, bulk item pick-up, and
yard waste removal will continue as scheduled. Bulk item pick-up and yard
waste removal services may be reduced after this week to ensure
appropriate staffing for trash pick-up. Any changes to the schedule will
be announced as soon as possible.
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