March 2nd 2011
CATS Services Extended for CIAA
Service hours on the Gold Rush and LYNX Blue Line will be extended during the CIAA tournament to ensure fans, commuters and residents can get around the Uptown area safely and efficiently.
- The Gold Rush Red Line will continue to operate on its regular schedule, while the Orange Line will operate on Mint and Stonewall Streets and the Arena/Uptown Loop will operate with stops on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and on to Johnson C. Smith University.
Additionally, the Arena/Uptown Loop will serve Johnson C. Smith University at night and Saturday.
- These service changes will go into effect beginning noon on Wednesday, March 2 and last through Friday, March 4 and begin again at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5.
- The adjusted schedule will continue until 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3 and until midnight on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5.
- The LYNX Blue Line will begin morning service at 4:50 a.m. on Friday, March 4.
In addition to the ticket vending machines at the LYNX stations, CATS staff will be on hand selling roundtrip passes at the Woodlawn Station Wednesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 5, in the late afternoon as tournament action heats up. Tournament attendees can also purchase transit passes at the Charlotte Transportation Center located just across the street from the arena at 310 East Trade Street.
Visit www.ridetransit.org for more information about the CATS service changes during the CIAA tournament.
CMPD Citizens Academy
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) Citizens Academy program has been redesigned and is more accessible to residents. Spring 2011 Community Education Workshops and Citizens Academy Workshops are beginning with a session focused on CMPD’s History, Mission and Organization.
The workshop provides general information about the CMPD, including a brief history of the police department, a discussion of its mission and philosophy centered on community service and ethical law enforcement. Participants will also learn about the department’s structure and function within City government.
Tuesday, March 15
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Police Headquarters, 1st Floor Conference Room 1A
601 E. Trade Street
To register, complete the online registration form or call 704-432-1655. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Visit the Citizens Academy web page at www.cmpd.org for more information about the workshops offered including complete course descriptions and dates of future courses.
Strengthen the Foundations of Your Organization
Throughout March, Community University is offering a series of free workshops focused on organizational tools for community groups and steps to strengthening the foundations of community organizations.
Thursday, March 10 – Communication Through Technology
Learn about available technology tools and resources to improve the communication in your organization.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 280
600 E. Fourth Street
Workshops are free and open to all Charlotte residents. For full class descriptions and to register, go to the Community University website or call 704-336-2061.
For more information about Neighborhood & Business Services, visit http://nbs.charlottenc.gov.
CU is the City’s neighborhood training program dedicated to providing high quality training to Charlotte residents to improve the strength and vitality of neighborhood organizations and the overall quality of community life. Courses are intended to engage, inform and equip participants with the training and assistance needed to help them improve and maintain their communities.
16th Annual Burnette-Nobles Golf Tournament
The CMPD HOPE Foundation is hosting the 16th Annual Burnette Nobles Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Officers John Burnette and Andy Nobles at the Highland Creek Golf Club 7101 Highland Creek Parkway. Mark your calendar for Monday, April 11 and reserve your foursome now.
To register, print and fill it out the registration form and mail it back by Friday, April 1. Entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, snacks/refreshments and a gift bag for each player.
The tournament format is captain’s choice “Best Ball” with two shotgun starts (7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Trophies will be awarded for both shotguns, to teams placing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Tournament proceeds benefit the CMPD HOPE Foundation, which provides emergency assistance for CMPD employees in crisis, and the Burnette Nobles Memorial Fund, which provides programs and activities for disadvantaged youth and seniors.
City Wins Technology Solutions Award
An independent panel of judges named two City of Charlotte projects winners of the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) Technology Solutions Awards.
Both projects, the My Charlotte mobile application and Virtual Charlotte Mobile (a web-based GIS solution), were awarded in the Mobile Government category for populations larger than 750,000.
The My Charlotte mobile application operates across multiple communication platforms including voice, e-mail, web, text and mobile while possessing customer relationship management tools and capabilities to provide a better citizen experience. My Charlotte is a single application that allows for citizen users to review City information and report various neighborhood nuisances, potholes, graffiti and more. The free application debuted in October 2010 and is available for download at www.charmeck.org.
The Virtual Charlotte Mobile project is a web-based GIS solution that provides citizens with access to the City’s location-based information on mobile devices. It provides seamless access to the City’s enterprise GIS map services, operational data and utilizes smart maps and integrates with Google Street View.
This annual competition recognizes municipalities that demonstrate how they use technology to solve problems, reduce costs, and improve services and internal operations.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. This episode will give you an in-depth look at how the Men’s Empowerment Coalition is working to help young males in crisis. You’ll also learn about how the Charlottetown Terrace renovations and the Student Energy Internship Program, which helps City government become more energy efficient.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source
online at www.charlottenc.gov
by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
If you know someone who would be interested in reading CMail, please forward it to them!
You can always visit www.charlottenc.gov, Twitter or Facebook for City information as well.