March 30th 2011
Police Community Relations Award Nominations Due Friday
Submit your nominations for the 32nd Annual Police Community Relations Awards. The award recognizes officers and work teams from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police and community relations in the area. During the past 30 years, more than 2,395 officers have been nominated.
Officers will be judged on their involvement in helping the community understand the police function and the citizens’ role, demonstration of extraordinary efforts in the area of crime prevention and involvement in aiding neighborhoods handling special problems.
To nominate an officer
you can complete an online form at crc.charmeck.org
. You can also mail your nomination to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee at 600 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Submissions are due Friday, April 1
The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 20. Contact Donna F. Sullivan for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 704-336-3056.
CMPD Citizens Academy
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) Citizens Academy program continues with two upcoming workshops.
Tuesday, April 5 – Internal Affairs and Officer Use of Force
Participants will learn how CMPD ensures proper conduct by officers and non-sworn employees. Attendees will learn how complaints and internal investigations are conducted, about CMPD’s high standards and how the department’s protocol for restraining suspects being taken into custody.
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
Tuesday, April 12 – Research, Planning and Technology
Learn about crime mapping tools used by officers to target crime and where you can find and use crime statistics as a citizen. Participants will have the chance to view the real-time information used to reduce crime in your neighborhood, review crime hot spots and learn where to find these resources on the internet.
8 – 9:30 p.m.
Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
To register, complete the online registration form
or call 704-432-1655. You can also e-mail email@example.com
with any questions. Visit the Citizens Academy web page
at cmpd.org for more information about the workshops offered including complete course descriptions and dates of future courses.
City Seeks Input from Area Businesses
As part of a disparity study, the City of Charlotte is holding a public hearing to receive testimony regarding minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) and non-M/WBE business owners’ experiences in doing business with or attempting to do business with the City and its contractors or service providers.
Tuesday, April 5
6 – 8 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267
600 E. Fourth St.
Free parking is available at the Davidson Street Parking Deck.
Information the City is seeking includes, but is not limited to; whether or not firms face difficulties or barriers when bidding as prime contractors/service providers, subcontractors/sub consultants, or vendors; whether business owners believe they have been treated fairly or unfairly based on their race, ethnicity, or gender; whether prime contractors solicit, or fail to solicit, bids or price quotes from M/WBE firms on non-goal projects; and whether there is a level playing field for firms in access to capital, bonding, and insurance. Personal testimony will be limited to five minutes.
If you are not able to attend this public hearing, you may submit written testimony no later than Tuesday, April 19 to:
Ms. Vernetta Mitchell
MGT of America, Inc.
2123 Centre Pointe Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
For more information, visit the Disparity Study web page
Help Determine the Need and Distribution of Federal Housing Funds
The City of Charlotte is preparing the submission of its FY 2012 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is seeking public comment.
The Annual Action Plan is the City’s application to receive federal funds for the following grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Act (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
Charlotte citizens can become involved in the development of the Annual Action Plan and ensure that federal resources are allocated in a way that meets local needs in areas such as:
The public comment period ends Thursday, April 7
- Housing assistance for low- and moderate-income families
- Assistance to homeless individuals and families
- Non-housing needs
- Neighborhood revitalization and assistance
- Emergency shelters
. Take advantage of this opportunity by reviewing a draft copy of the document
and directing comments to Mary Gaertner at 704-336-3337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Registration Open for Neighborhood Symposium
The City of Charlotte will host the 16th Annual Neighborhood Symposium on Saturday, April 16. Attendees will have an array of diverse activities from which to choose and participate, including many activities for the entire family.
The symposium’s “Connecting Community” theme will feature neighborhood-led presentations to encourage and inspire other neighborhoods to take action. Participants will learn about what neighborhoods are doing to connect community, create a safe environment, involve youth, secure funding for neighborhood projects and promote sustainability and energy efficiency.
Saturday, April 16
8 a.m. – 12 p.m
(Exhibits 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
In addition to the symposium, the CPCC Charlotte Clean & Green environmental festival and Sensoria Celebration of the Arts events will take place on campus as well.
A continental breakfast, lunch and parking are free.
Pre-registration is required; for more details and to register, visit the Neighborhood Symposium web page
or call 704-336-2061.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, April at 7 p.m.
This episode will give you an in-depth look at how Charlotte youth learn about the healthcare and technology fields through the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program. You’ll also learn about how electric vehicles have been integrated into the City government fleet; the City’s new online for getting the latest city news; and programs used to ensure the fair housing laws.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online
at 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.