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Information about city of Charlotte. Editable presentation available for teachers. Updated.

Information about city of Charlotte. Editable presentation available for teachers. Updated.

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  • 1. | | City of Charlotte This is a PDF. Contact us for editable presentation document.
  • 2. | | City of Charlotte City government Leadership Budget City Council meeting Q&A
  • 3. | | The City Municipality = city, town, village In Mecklenburg County • One city - Charlotte • Six towns - Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville No legal difference between a city, town or village – is preference of the residents
  • 4. | | Council-Manager Charlotte is one of the largest US cities with this form of government • Manager reports to city council • City Council votes on Manager’s recommendations Responsibilities divided • Elected officials • Appointed City Manager Provides skilled professional administration for city government
  • 5. | | City services Community Health and Safety • Police*, Fire/Emergency Services, Animal Control* • Water/Sewer*, Garbage, Yard Waste, Recycling Transportation • Bus, Train (Rapid Transit), Airport Infrastructure • Build/maintain city streets, street lights, sidewalks Planning and Development • Land Use, Zoning, Housing, Neighborhood Development • Economic Development/Jobs * Consolidated Service with County
  • 6. | | Who runs the city? The Mayor and City Council • Elected • 12 Total Members • Establishes priorities on community needs, sets policy, establishes the budget, levies taxes, creates ordinances Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee • Hired by City Council • Responsible for daily operations of the city and
  • 7. | | City Manager Responsibility • Carries out the City Council's policy decisions • Provides vision and leadership • Oversees daily operations of City government Key administrative officer of the City • Assisted by a leadership team made up of four Deputy and Assistant City Managers and other key members of the Manager's staff
  • 8. | | Mayor of Charlotte Elected every 2 years, part-time position Presides at City Council meetings • Votes in the event of a tie • Has veto authority With City Council, is responsible for establishing the general policies under which the City operates Chief spokesperson for the City • Represents city at ceremonies and events • Local, state, national, international Mayor Dan Clodfelter (D)
  • 9. | | Charlotte City Council Represent the people • Elected every two years • 4 members by city-wide vote (at-large) and 7 members from districts by voters that reside in each district Establish general policies for City (with mayor) Appoint positions • City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk • Boards and Commissions members Review annual budget, set tax rate, approve financing of all City operations. Authorize contracts. Enact ordinances, orders (laws at local level) • Graffiti, noise, curfew
  • 10. | | City Council Members At-Large Michael Barnes (D) Mayor Pro-Tem Claire Fallon (D) David Howard (D) Vi Lyles (D) District 1 District 2 District 3 Patsy Kinsey Al Austin LaWana Mayfield (D) (D) (D) District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 Gregory Phipps John Autry Kenny Smith Ed Driggs (D) (D) (R) (R)
  • 11. | | Budget FY2014 = $1.958 billion Sources of funds= Taxes, fees, other • Property tax=46.87 cents/$100 of property Where each dollar goes* • 25 cents - Airport • 18 cents – Public Safety (Police, fire, etc.) • 18 cents - Public transportation (CATS, light rail, etc.) • 15 cents – Water and sewer • 13 cents - Public works • 4 cents – Housing, Economic Development • 4 cents - City operations • 3 cents – Storm water Source: Mecklenburg County FY13-14 Tax Brochure NOT CMS!
  • 12. | | Make a difference  Contact officials, watch online, follow issues – – Social media: some presence (Facebook, Twitter) • Search Twitter hashtag #cltcc  Youth Council - GenerationNation  City Council Meetings – Monday evenings at the Government Center • Unless a holiday week or summer schedule – Who can attend? Anyone – Want to sign up to speak?