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May 9th 2012
Budget Focuses on Investments for City’s Future
Today City Manager Curt Walton presented to the Mayor and City Council his budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2013 and for the City’s five-year Capital Investment Plan. His proposal includes a total $1.97 billion FY2013 budget that maintains core operating needs and invests in capital projects necessary for a growing community. In 2011, Charlotte added 8,500 new jobs with almost $700 million in investments. Local building permits totaled 3,975 from January 2012 to March 2012 compared to 3,170 for the same period last year, a 25% increase. Unemployment in Charlotte also dropped from 10% in July 2011 to 8.5% in February, and despite the economic downturn, the City added over 75,000 residents between 2006 and 2011.
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Intermodal Facility Groundbreaking at CLT
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx joined with Norfolk Southern Corporation to officially break ground on the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on Wednesday, May 2. The facility, which will transfer trailers and containers between trucks and trains, will replace the existing 40-acre intermodal facility along North Davidson and North Brevard Streets in uptown.
More than 200 attended the event, including Mayor Foxx, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, Aviation Director Jerry Orr and Congressman Mel Watt. Various elected officials including members of Charlotte City Council and the North Carolina House of Representatives also attended the ceremony.
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City Manager Declares Ordinance for Extraordinary Events
City Manager Curt Walton has declared several upcoming events as Extraordinary Events. The City Manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, has determined the following upcoming events fall under the category of extraordinary:
• Bank of America Shareholder Meeting
• Speed Street
• July 4 Spectacular
• Democratic National Convention
An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large-scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city.
The ordinance does not affect the normal way of life for our citizens who are going about their daily activities. The Extraordinary Event designation allows the City to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades and specifies certain items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event.
For a list of the prohibited items and additional information, click here.
Street Car Starter Project Meeting
Please join us for a public meeting to hear updates on the Streetcar Starter Project. The Streetcar Starter Project is the first 1.5 mile segment of the 10-mile Charlotte Streetcar Project. This first segment connects Presbyterian Hospital to the Charlotte Transportation Center. Attend the meeting to hear the latest information on the project and to talk with City staff who are involved in the project.
Thursday, May 17
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267
For more information on the Streetcar Starter Project, visit charlottefuture.com.
Fourth Annual Yard & Bake Sale
The 4th Annual Yard and Bake Sale is a fundraiser for the Animal Care & Control's Second Chance Medical Fund. ALL proceeds from this sale will benefit this fund.
Saturday, May 19
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church
Family Life Center
6740 Albemarle Road
To make a donation contact Meredith Lansing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Announces Temporary Relocation of Transit Center
The City of Charlotte announced that the Charlotte Transit Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to Third and South Mint Streets from September 3 through 5 during the Democratic National Convention. The CTC will return to normal operations the morning of September 6.
For more information, click here or call 704-336-RIDE.
See Something, Say Something
CATS wants to remind you that your safety is a primary focus and their staff works hard every day to ensure that your commute is trouble free. CATS has taken steps to ensure the safety and security of our transit system by increasing the number of safety and security personnel, installing cameras aboard all bus and light rail vehicles, park and ride lots, light rail stations and transit facilities. But we can’t do it all on our own. We need your help in keeping CATS safe.
There are actions you can take any time you are in public to protect yourself from criminal activity. For more information about the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, click here.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. In this episode, hear what people are saying about Charlotte, what you should do in the event of a flood, how to prepare yourself for snake season and Curt Walton’s recommendations for the FY2013 budget.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at CharlotteNC.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
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