Council receives update on Community Action Plan

Kate Luck

Charlotte, NC (Dec. 5, 2016) — Charlotte City Council received an update on the Community Action Plan during tonight’s city council workshop meeting.
The update highlighted the action Council took on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in response to concerns expressed both in the streets and in the Council Chamber. Items in the Request for Council Action addressed the following:

  • Safety, Trust & Accountability
  • Access to safe, quality and affordable housing
  • Good paying jobs
  • New programs and program expansions
    Assistant City Manager Debra Campbell has been charged to spearhead the Community Action Plan on behalf of the city.

Campbell told council that significant progress is being made in each of the council focus areas.  In regards to Public Safety and to further council’s goals of safety, trust and accountability, The Police Foundation will develop a Community Advisory Board of key Charlotte stakeholders to assist with their assessment of CMPD’s policies, procedures and relationship with the community.

In addition, a town hall meeting called “Can We Talk about Police Community Relations and the Citizens Review Board” will be held Jan. 5 at the Palmer Building. To register, please click here:

Council also learned of new initiatives like the workforce development program Partnership for Inclusive Employment and Career Excellence (P.I.E.C.E.). The first Corporate Advisory Council for Residential and Commercial Construction has now been scheduled for Dec. 13 with ten companies participating.

Community forums will be held across Charlotte over the next several months and all members of the community are invited to attend. More information is forthcoming.