City Council approves televised public forums and added live streaming of business meetings

Jeremy Mills


Contact: Jeremy Mills, Charlotte Communications & Marketing


City Council approves televised public forums and added live streaming of business meetings  

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – On Monday night, Mayor Vi Lyles and the Charlotte City Council broadened the reach of the city’s live broadcast of council meetings. These new options were implemented immediately.

City Meeting Broadcasts and Live Streams
Public forums, held the second and fourth Monday monthly, will be broadcast live on the Government Channel and live streamed on the City’s website,, YouTube and Facebook.

To expand visibility of local government, City Council collectively discussed and reached agreement to leverage Facebook Live for business and zoning meetings.

Council is expected to further discuss live streaming formats at this year’s Council Retreat Jan. 31 – Feb. 2.

Community Empowerment Initiative

City Council discussed and supported the Community Empowerment Initiative - a partner based collaborative approach using community-wide service providers, governmental agencies and community based organizations, to support neighborhoods in their efforts to reduce violent crime.


This initiative is neighborhood centric – it is people caring about people, Charlotteans caring about Charlotteans. The initiative prioritizes early detection, providing support services and working as community partners to help residents in need. The long term goal of this initiative is to bolster community engagement, reduces crime through prevention, collaboration and self-empowerment of residents and neighborhoods as the building blocks for a stronger and safer community.


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