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Updates from the City of Charlotte

April 9, 2014


News Around the Crown

Friendship Gardens TO GO Reopens For the Season

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Go Green for Charlotte Recycle it! Week

Oath of Office Ceremony for Charlotte Mayor


The public is invited to the Oath of Office Ceremony for Daniel G. Clodfelter as he is sworn in as Mayor of Charlotte.

The event begins at noon, Wednesday, April 9 in the Council Chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East 4th Street.

Parking is available at the Government Center Parking Deck located on Davidson Street between Fourth and Third Streets. Attendees should allow extra time to go through security at the building entrance.

For more information about Daniel Clodfelter's appointment to the office of Charlotte Mayor, click here

$10K Reward for PCB Dumping Information

A multi-agency criminal Task Force led by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is continuing to follow up on all leads concerning the February illegal PCB dumpings. Police Chief Rodney Monroe has announced a $10,000 reward for information about the illegal dumping incidents.

Anyone with information related to these cases of illegal sewer system dumpings is asked to contact the Crimestoppers Hotline at (704) 334-1600. If you observe any suspicious activity involving water or sewer systems, call 911 immediately.

For more information about the chemical dumping incidents, click here.


BIKE! Charlotte

The City of Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte Area Transit System and Charlotte Sports Cycling are partnering to host one of Charlotte's most healthy and inspiring events: 2014 BIKE! Charlotte. This event will start on Friday, April 25 and run through Sunday, May 11.

BIKE! Charlotte is 17 days of bicycle-related events and promotions used to encourage families, friends and colleagues to integrate cycling into their daily routine. The theme for this year's event is Riding for a Better Community. Join in the festivities and us this opportunity to set your life in motion, both physically and mentally.

For more information about BIKE! Charlotte and a calendar of events, visit

CONNECT Our Future Community Workshop

Residents have the opportunity to review four distinct regional growth scenario options for the Charlotte region. The April 11CONNECT Our Future community workshop will allow participants to provide feedback that will be used to identify a preferred regional growth strategy and framework.

Friday, April 11
*11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
South County Regional Library (5801 Rea Road) 
*Participants can attend anytime within those hours, but a presentation on the growth plans will be given at 11:15 a.m.

For residents unable to attend the meeting, a web-based tool has been created for an opportunity to provide input on The online engagement tool is available through Tuesday, April 15. 

For more information, visit CONNECT Our Future's community meeting page