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Updates from the City of Charlotte

July 30, 2014


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City and Partners Participate in Building Challenge

Northeast Transportation Public Meeting

The City of Charlotte will host a Transportation Update meeting for the Newell Area, where representatives from various City departments and the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be on hand to answer questions. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

Northeast Transportation Public Meeting
Newell Presbyterian Church (1500 Rocky River Road West)
Thursday, July 31
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

There are several transportation projects identified in the Newell area, and the meeting will provide residents a better understanding of each project.

For full details, click here

Back-to-School SWAG Festival

Parents and students are invited to attend the Students Working to Achieve Greatness (SWAG) back-to-school event on Saturday, August 2. There will be youth dental screenings, haircut promotions, and backpacks will be given to kids in grades K-12 while supplies last.

Back-to-School SWAG Festival
BB&T Ballpark (324 South Mint Street)
Saturday, August 2
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Backpacks with school supplies will be given to students who complete the Passport to Academic Success tour, which is a comprehensive tour of family assistance programs that educates families about health and wellness, and academic programs.

For more information about the Back-to-School SWAG Festival, click here.

National Night Out

Earlier this week, Mayor Clodfelter and City Council declared Tuesday, August 5, National Night Out. This nationwide initiative encourages communities to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support for crime prevention
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

For more information about this year's event, click here

Sing the Jingle Contest ends Thursday!

Time is running out to share your vocal talents with the world! Storm Water Services wants you to videotape yourself - or a group of friends - singing the “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” jingle to spread the word about flood safety. You'll also be eligible for a chance to win an iPad or other great prizes!

To learn more about the contest, visit

Tired of Cankerworms Ruining Your Season?

On Wednesday, August 6, Neighborhood & Business Services (NBS) will host a tree banding grant information session and roundtable discussion. 

  • Learn how your neighborhood can apply for grant funding worth up to $3,000, courtesy of the Neighborhood Matching Grants program
  • Hear from local tree banding vendors
  • Learn more about cankerworms from the City of Charlotte's arborist
  • Learn ways to bring your entire neighborhood together for a fun tree banding event

The information session will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 at 600 East Trade Street. All neighborhoods in Charlotte are eligible to apply for a tree banding grant.

Please RSVP to NBS Neighborhood Resources Liaison Louise Bhavnani at by Friday, August 1. Click here for more information about ways you can help control the fall cankerworm population.

Help Shape Charlotte's Future!

Connect with the City of Charlotte on MindMixer, where your feedback could shape Charlotte's future. Through this online platform, we hope to reach a broader audience and encourage you to submit ideas, comment on topics, and collaborate on projects that impact our community.

To access the City of Charlotte’s MindMixer page, visit

To register, use a valid email address to create a profile with MindMixer, or log in with an existing Facebook or LinkedIn account.