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September 26, 2012
Special CIP Budget Meeting
Anthony Foxx has called for a special budget meeting to be held on Thursday, September 27, to resume
discussions concerning the Capital investment Plan (CIP) for the FY2013 budget.
Thursday, September 27
Noon – 2 p.m.
West Area Service Center
more information about the CIP and the special budget meeting, please visit the
City’s Budget & Evaluation webpage.
Don't Drive Day
On Thursday, September 27, commuters are asked to seek alternative methods of travel to support the Don’t Drive Day event. Participants will not only support the City’s clean air initiatives, but also reduce traffic and save money at the pump! By registering your clean commute, you will be entered to win prizes such as a one-year membership to Charlotte B-Cycle, two $50 gift cards from Queen City Cycles a $100 Harris Teeter gift card, and an Apple iPad.
Eligible clean commute methods include:
Entries will ONLY be accepted Thursday, September 27 through noon. Friday, September 28. Participants must live or work in the Charlotte non-attainment area which includes Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Rowan, Union and York (SC) counties. Only one entry per person.
To log your commute online, visit dontdriveday.org.
26th Annual Big Sweep
This week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services will host the 26th Annual Big Sweep event to clean up local creeks and streams. At last year’s event, volunteers helped remove more than 15,000 pounds of debris from local creeks and lakes.
Saturday, September 29
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Various Big Sweep locations (click here to see a map)
You can volunteer at one of the manned sites or get your own group together and clean up a creek in your neighborhood and report your results online.
Mentoring 101 Training Opportunity
On Saturday, September 29, The Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance (MMA) will host the first Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance “Mentoring 101” training. This event is an effort to provide potential mentors critical resources and a foundation on which to build their mentoring skills. MMA volunteers will facilitate the training and will bring to life the purpose of mentoring through a series of activities and discussions.
Saturday, September 29
10 a.m. - Noon
Old City Hall
600 E. Trade Street
Interested participants can register online or contact Liz Mitchell at 704-336-8409 or via email for more information.
Tree Banding Grants
Neighborhood & Business Services is asking citizens to help control the cankerworm population by banding trees in their communities.
Through the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grants Fund, neighborhood organizations can apply for up to $3,000 to assist with banding trees in their community, including those located on private property. There is NO income eligibility to receive a Tree Banding Program Neighborhood Matching Grant; you simply must be located within or adjacent to the Cankerworm Infestation Area.
Grant applications will be accepted through October 15. Visit the Tree Banding Grant webpage to complete the online application or more information, contact Aisha Alexander.
Steps for Change
Join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) for the 2nd Steps for Change, domestic violence awareness walk/run on Saturday, October 13. Interested citizens can enter the walk/run with a $10 registration fee, with all proceeds benefiting the United Family Services’ Shelter for Battered Women, located in Mecklenburg County.
Saturday, October 13
8 - 11 a.m.
Alexander Graham Middle School Track
1800 Runnymede Lane
To pre-register for the event or to make a donation, visit Unitedfamilyservices.org.
2012 Performance Report
The City of Charlotte completed its Fiscal Year 2012 Corporate Performance Report, which outlines the City’s performance in providing comprehensive citizen service from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. This Corporate Performance Report highlights a few key measures organized according to City Council’s five Focus Areas (Community Safety, Economic Development, Environment, Housing and Neighborhood Development, and Transportation). Annually, every department sets performance measures that support the Focus Areas using the Balanced Scorecard performance management tool, and tracks those goals throughout the year. City success depends on every employee’s role in the organization.
To review the Corporate Performance Report and departmental balanced scorecards, click here.
2012 Quality of Life Update
The 2012 Quality of Life Report is nearing completion. The Quality of Life Study is conducted bi-annually to examine variables in neighborhood areas to help determine how to allocate resources to programs and services. As Neighborhood & Business Services prepares for its December launch, the project team is refining data that will appear in the report. There are many new features this year including revised geographies (Neighborhood Profile Areas), graphs, maps, and the ability to layer information via the Quality of Life webpage. Neighborhoods will no longer be categorized as “Stable,” “Transitioning” or “Challenged.”
The 2012 study will include Mecklenburg County and neighboring towns to provide a more comprehensive analysis of our community. After the December release, a series of public meetings will be held to educate residents about the revised format and highlight new features that will make the report more user-friendly.
For more information about the Quality of Life study, contact John Howard.
When the contents are gone, let the carton live on! Recycle
It!, Charlotte's residential recycling program, encourages residents to recycle
all of their food and drink cartons such as milk, juice and soup. Other Recycle
It! accepted items include:
1-5 & 7
Solid Waste Services
has also installed 45 new steel recycling containers in Uptown to
expand its on-street recycling program. In partnership with ReCommunity, these
containers have been wrapped with graphics that include a sustainability
message to encourage pedestrians to use the bins to help reduce the amount of
materials taken to the landfill.
For additional information about Recycle It!, visit the Solid Waste Services
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source
episode on Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. In
this episode, you will hear from City Manager Curt Walton about the benefits
the DNC brought to Charlotte, learn how City departments worked during the
event, find out how traditional and social media played a key role during the
DNC, and much more!
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at www.charlottenc.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
For additional information, be sure to visit www.charlottenc.gov, or the City of Charlotte’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
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