City Operations

We pledged to remove barriers for economic opportunity by looking at existing city services, programs, and policies based on recommendations of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Economic Opportunity Taskforce. This included an internal opportunity approach to ensure the city is a model employer.

City employees participated in a workshop to address how the city could be an employer of choice.

The city’s Internal Opportunity team works to align employment practices and service delivery with the broader community efforts around economic opportunity. The first phase of the work focused on city employment practices
and culture.

Key Accomplishments/Milestones

  • Increased minimum pay for city employees to $15 per hour, two years ahead of schedule
  • New health plan option for city employees
  • Non-exempt pay plan/public safety pay plan market adjustments
  • Paid parental leave
  • City-wide apprenticeship program
  • Eight-hour employer-sponsored volunteer day

City employees analyze policies and practices from an economic and racial equity perspective and communicate about race in responding to the Leading on Opportunity Report.

Key Accomplishments/Milestones

  • Partnership with Government Alliance on Race and Equity on projects. This work on specific projects is ongoing but will look at current processes and practices through a racial equity lens to ensure processes are fair and accessible to all people throughout the city.
  • Programs and policies to be assessed include: tree canopy maintenance and tree replacement planting, resident-initiated bus stop location decisions, North End Smart District programming and various investments, waterline rehab location decisions, private water line replacement loans, litter picking/street sweeping requests and services, pedestrian/car collisions locations and infrastructure investment, community engagement and the rezoning process.

Additional efforts to include:

  • Adding housing education courses for city employees.
  • Increasing down payment assistance available to employees.
  • Examining the recommendations from the Leading on Opportunity Report and looking to offer new resources to employees to remove barriers in the three key areas; early care and education, family and child stability and college and career readiness.

Report Highlights

  • City employees analyze policies and practices from an economic and racial equity perspective and communicate about race.

The Adopted FY 2018 Budget and FY 2018-2022 Community Investment Plan (CIP) include key investments that support safety, trust and accountability; quality, affordable housing; and good-paying jobs. These investments are designed to create a more inclusive community where all residents can benefit from the city’s growth and economic prosperity.

Key Accomplishments/Milestones

General Fund Budget

Safety, Trust & Accountability

  • Swore in 62 additional police officers
  • Approved additional funding to hire full-time crime scene/crime lab technicians, analysts, administrators, and specialists.
  • Additional airport law enforcement officers.

Quality, Affordable Housing

  • Allocated almost $1 million dollars in funding to provide additional staff to support the affordable housing program , code enforcement, capacity building and neighborhood problem solving.

Good Paying Jobs

  • Created a new apprentice program in Charlotte Water and the Aviation Department through a $200,000 allocation.

Community Investment Plan

The Community Investment Plan (CIP) is a long-range capital investment program designed to meet the current and future needs of our growing community.

Safety, Trust & Accountability

  • Provided $12.5 million in additional funding for the CMPD Central Division Station
  • Allocated $4.1 million to replace critical police operations equipment
  • $5.8 million funded for one new Infill Fire Station in the Clanton Road and I-77 area.  New station to house one engine company, requiring additional 18 firefighters
  • $600,000 toward completing the renovations of Fire Station 27

Quality, Affordable Housing

  • Investing $6 million over the next five years to the Affordable Housing Program to provide additional support and increase housing
  • Allocated $105,000 per year to preserve the city’s existing housing stock or eliminate deteriorated housing
  • Added $75,000 a year to expand the Neighborhood Matching Grants program, established to support neighborhood organizations

Good Paying Jobs

  • Provided $3 million to complete the North Tryon Streetscape Redevelopment project and revitalize the corridor between Dalton Ave. and 30th Street
  • $1 million to invest in the business corridors of North Tryon, Beatties Ford Road, Rozzelles Ferry Road and Wilkinson Boulevard/Morehead/Freedom

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