October 20, 2014
Code Enforcement Independent Review Project
Gartner, Inc. has been hired by Mecklenburg County to perform an independent review of the Code Enforcement Services. The Gartner team initiated the project in early August and is currently gathering and reviewing available information and data along with in-person and telephone meetings with staff and stakeholders.
As part of the data gathering and collection of various perspectives, Gartner representatives have requested an opportunity to meet in person or have a telephone conversation with the County Commissioners. LaShonda Hart, BOCC Liaison, will be contacting you in the near future to coordinate such a meeting, if you would like to speak with the Gartner representatives.
If you have any questions, please contact Ebenezer Gujjarlapudi, LUESA Director via
National Park Conference Attracts Thousands to Charlotte
Mecklenburg County served as the host site for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) 2014 National Congress from Oct. 14 – 16. The three-day conference took place at the Charlotte Convention Center and drew more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the industry's largest trade show featuring nearly 400 exhibitors. Visitors were able to tour several Park and Recreation facilities and parks and participate in the dedication of Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park. View pictures of the park dedication
Health Department Creates Ebola Informational Webpage
On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Mecklenburg County or in North Carolina.
In an effort to alleviate residents’ concerns and fears about Ebola, the Health Department has created an
“Ebola Facts and Information” webpage. The webpage provides information about Ebola to educate residents about the disease and how the County is prepared to handle a local Ebola diagnosis. The County is also using information provided by the CDC and North Carolina Health and Human Services Agency in order to provide constant, seamless communication about Ebola transmission and prevention methods and updates to local preparedness plans.