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Do you love trees?
Please take this five-minute survey to tell us how important trees are to you and the future of your community.
Managed lanes strategy
During the January 11th, 2016 City Council Business Meeting, Council directed action for the managed lanes strategy.
New Year's Eve 2015 after-action report
The 2015 New Year’s Eve celebration, hosted by Ally Bank and Charlotte Center City Partners, was deemed to be a lively and incident-free event with approximately 5,000 people in attendance.
Please report street flooding to 311 or 704-336-7600. For emergencies, call 911. Learn more about flood safety.
Curb it! After the Holidays
Normal trash pickup begins Monday, Dec. 28. Find out what holiday items you can recycle and how to dispose your natural or artificial tree.
LUESA will be closed Dec. 21 for relocation
All LUESA divisions -- Air Quality, Code Enforcement, Water & Land Resources, GIS, Solid Waste and Support Services -- will be moving to the former Charlotte School of Law building.
Final homeless report of 2015 released
The report covers data on the number and characteristics of individuals and households experiencing homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg over the course of a year.
Keep storm drains clear
Falling leaves cause clogged storm drains. This causes localized flooding and other problems. So keep your storm drains clear or call 311 for assistance.
Nominate someone for the MLK Medallion Award
Do you know someone whose work in the community embodies the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Nominate him or her by Jan. 5. The award will be presented on Jan. 18 at CPCC.
Free trees this weekend!
Get up to two free trees this Saturday at the Citywide TreeStore, hosted by Trees Charlotte. The event runs 9 to 11 a.m. at 701 Tuckaseegee Road.
Let's band together!
Autumn's the time to protect trees from cankerworm infestation. Limited supplies of Tanglefoot are available at certain locations. Find out more here.
Get tips on making sure Halloween is fun, safe and healthy for the whole family. And remember to swap out batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors!
This Saturday! Cross Charlotte Trail Celebration
Join us on Saturday, October 17 to celebrate the conclusion of identifying the alignment of this 26-mile trail. City staff will host bicycle and walking tours along the trail, but space is limited!
The rain's over, but watch your trees!
Storm-damaged trees can topple or drop large limbs long after severe weather passes. Call or visit CharMeck 311 to report fallen trees and limbs in roadways and city rights of way; call 911 if a tree falls on a house or car.
What to do with fallen tree limbs
Charlotte Solid Waste Services picks up yard waste on your collection day. Learn about how to prepare fallen limbs properly to ensure they get picked up.
Swift water rescue training
Check out how Charlotte firefighters teamed up with the United Kingdom's Royal National Lifeboat Institute to prepare for swift water rescues.
Chemical contamination found in Little Sugar Creek
The Mecklenburg County Health Department is advising against drinking, fishing and/or bathing in Little Sugar Creek between East 36th and North Brevard Street due to elevated levels of chemical contaminants. Call CharMeck 311 for additional information.
Recycle while you tailgate this weekend
Sack waste and score big for recycling with the Tailgate Recycling Program! Tailgaters get a yellow recycling bag when they enter their parking lot and leave them at the curb before heading in to the stadium. Easy peasy!
Update on Labor Day homicides
CMPD urges the community to step forward with any information on recent incidents by calling 911 or 704-334-1600.
City makes statements on Kerrick trial
The City of Charlotte, CMPD & Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations read statements regarding the trial conclusion during a news conference on August 21.
CharMeck 311 celebrates 10 years
CharMeck 311 welcomed special guests as it celebrated a decade of being a service and information hub for residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Some LYNX light rail stations closed this weekend
The LYNX Blue Line will only operate between the New Bern and 7th Street Stations on Saturday and Sunday. The LYNX Connector Bus will be available at all closed stations, following the same schedule as the train.
CityLYNX Gold Line opens for riders
U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx joined City officials to officially open the city's first street car in 75 years.
Kerr Putney sworn in as police chief
Kerr Putney was sworn in as chief for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) on June 29, 2015. He has been with CMPD for 23 years.
Google Fiber starts construction
Google announced that it has started construction on its fiber optic network. When finished, Google will have built enough fiber to stretch from Charlotte to Iceland.
Tips to deal with the heat
Temperatures could climb into the triple digits this week. Follow these heat safety tips from the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
Donate old towels to shelter pets
Animal Care & Control needs new or gently used towels for its monthly spay/neuter clinics. To ensure animal safety, towels should be free of holes and tears. Donations can be dropped off here.
Attention East Charlotte residents
Residents of the Central Ave./Albemarle/Shamrock area can help identify bond-funded neighborhood improvement projects at a meeting tonight (June 4) at 6 p.m. at the Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Avenue.
Memorial Day closings
City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County offices will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Find out about closings and service changes here.
City budget updates
A one-stop source of City budget information, including meeting dates, documents, videos and FAQs. The next budget meeting is on Tuesday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
May 18 - Council Budget workshop
Earlier today, City Council held a budget workshop from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m, leading to final budget adoption for fiscal year 2016.
Cops & Barbers town hall meeting
The town hall is Sunday, May
3 at Arbor Glenn Recreation Center, 1520 Clanton Rd. from
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A portable fire arms training simulator will be on site.
President Obama visits Charlotte on Tax Day
President Barack Obama visits ImaginOn on Wednesday to discuss economic challenges and issues facing working women and their families. The town hall is closed to the public but will be streamed live here.