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Recently Passed Ordinances
* The City of Charlotte, ordained by the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, has amended Chapter 15 - Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions to include a new Article XIV to define Extraordinary Events and the procedures that accompany such a declared event. 

The City Manager may declare an extraordinary event, fix the location or boundaries of the extraordinary event, and establish the period of time of the extraordinary event. Upon this declaration of an extraordinary event, the City Manager will identify and administer a fair and content-neutral process for submitting and issuing permits to participate in the extraordinary event. As well, the City Manager will make sure that the proper laws and regulations are upheld and enforced for the safety of the citizens and visitors of Charlotte during this extraordinary event. 

To read the full "Extraordinary Event" ordinance, follow the link to open the pdf
 
 
 
 
 
* The City of Charlotte, ordained by the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, has amended Chapter 15 - Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions to include a new Sections 15-26, 15-27, 15-28, 15-29, 15-30 and 15-31 to prohibit camping, obstructions, possession/dispersal of noxious substances and other activities on public property, roadways and public right of way. 

The City Manager has defined camp or camping as the use of city property for living accommodation purposes such as sleeping or making preparations to sleep (including the laying down of bedding for the purpose of sleeping), or storing personal belongings, or placing any tents or a temporary shelter (tents, tarps or any type of structure or cover that provides partial shelter from the elements) on city property for living accommodation purposes. 
 
The City Manager has deemed it unlawful for any person, other than governmental employees in the performance of their duty, to possess any obstruction object or instrument with the intent to obstruct a public road, public sidewalk, public right of way, entrance or exit to private property or any other area open to the public. 

Possession of noxious substances (harmful or destructive substances that is foul or offensive to human beings, such as but not limited to garbage, trash, refuse, animal parts or fluids, manure, urine, feces or other organic waste by-products) with the intent to use, throw, emit or form a projectile to disperse upon or interfere with a lawful assembly, emergency services or a person's right to entry or exit a place is strictly unlawful.
  
To the read the full Section additions to the Article I of Chapter 15 of the City Code, follow the link to open the pdf.  
 
 
 
 
* The City of Charlotte, ordained by the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, has amended Chapter 19 - Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places to include amended subsections (a) and (b) to Section 19-303 to define and enforce the picketing parameters. 

To read the full amendments to the ordinance, follow the link to open the pdf.