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Updates from the City of Charlotte

September 24, 2014


News Around the Crown

9/22 Council Wrap-up

City Manager Assigns Key Positions 

Latest Street/Road Closures

The Big Sweep is THIS Weekend!

Join us THIS SATURDAY for the Big Sweep, a one-day cleanup of Charlotte-Mecklenburg creeks and lakes.

Big Sweep
Saturday, September 27
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Big Sweep will be staffed at eight locations. View the chart on the Big Sweep webpage for directions, meeting place information and site difficulty. 

At staffed sites, Big Sweep participants will be provided with trash bags, gloves, snacks, water and instructions from a site coordinator. Volunteers are asked to wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and old clothing and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

To volunteer and to view staffed Big Sweep locations, click here

Claire Fallon Town Hall Meeting

Council Member At-Large Claire Fallon will host a town hall covering important issues related to the City of Charlotte. Topics outlining Charlotte's vision, and police and fire service updates and trends will be discussed. 

Town Hall Meeting
University City Library - Community Room (301 E. WT Harris Blvd.)
Sunday, September 28
2 - 4 p.m.

Special guests include Mayor Dan Clodfelter, City Manager Ron Carlee, Police Chief Rodney Monroe and Fire Chief Jon Hannan. 

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling (704) 336-2180 or emailing​

Town Hall on Police, Poverty and Education

Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes is inviting the community to join the conversation about police, poverty and education. This town hall offers attendees a chance to express concerns about public safety and economic mobility in light of recent events across our country and within Charlotte.

The goal will be to identify at least two action items to address as a community to improve both police services and economic mobility. Speakers will include Police Chief Rodney Monroe, a representative from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Dr. Patrick Graham, President and CEO of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas. 

Town Hall Meeting
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 E 4th Street)
Tuesday, October 21
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP by calling (704) 336-4947 or emailing no later than Monday, October 20 at 5 p.m.

Tree Banding Grant Update

Last month, all neighborhoods in Charlotte were eligible to apply for a $3,000 tree banding grant, courtesy of the Neighborhood Matching Grants program and Landscape Management. A record 26 applications were received and, by the end of December, as many as 6,656 trees around the city will be banded to help protect them from cankerworms.

Didn’t submit an application? Click here for more information about banding trees in your neighborhood.

Need a Speaker?

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have launched a one-stop web portal where neighborhood organizations and civic groups can request and book speakers from across City and County departments.

With more than 80 available topics, visitors can gain access to expert speakers on the many programs and services offered by the City and County.

Find out more about the program or request a speaker at, or by calling (704) 336-2175.