Vi Lyles announced that six members of City Council voted Monday night to proceed with the budget, with four voting no, she said, mostly because of the Gold Line streetcar project, which she said means jobs for the east and west sides. “When you talk about accountability, look at that, and look at the votes, and make your decision on what people do, not what they say.”
Carrie Cook announced that the county budget proposal includes lots of good things, but does not include full funding for what CMS must pass through to charter schools, for summer reading, and for literacy support. The next commissioners public hearing on the budget is June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center.
Ty Turner announced that the Domestic Violence Advisory Board would meet Tuesday evening, June 2 to give its snapshot report.
Bruce Clark announced that Google Fiber had funded a yearlong internship at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library to help spread digital inclusion “in communities that have been left behind.” Applications are due June 10. Apply here.
Sheila Peltzer announced that she would like the names of lawyers who would be willing to support shared-parenting bills now before the N.C. General Assembly. E-mail Peltzer.
Charles Vakala announced “Made in Goma,” a fund-raising project implementing an international economic development project linking Charlotte and Goma, where the project would launch an apparel screen printing production company employing youths hard-hit by the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More info at the project’s Indiegogo web page, on Facebook and on this flier.
Bobbie Parks announced that Mecklenburg Senior Democrats will meet Friday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Democratic headquarters, 5700 Executive Center Drive Suite 206.
Justin Harlow announced that the Five Points Community Collaborative had a successful movie night on May 30, with 300 attending a food truck and movie event at the old Park and Shoppe lot at 1600 W. Trade St. Harlow said the next such event would be Saturday, June 27.
Ella Scarborough announced that the Blackberry Brunch sponsored by the Black Women’s Caucus will be held Saturday, June 27 at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Dr. Tickets are $50.
Marcus Bass announced that Camp Lead-Up will hold a second annual session this July, housing rising ninth-graders from across the state at Johnson C. Smith University for a career leadership development experience. More info on Facebook.
Matt Newton announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party Executive Committee would meet at party headquarters at 5700 Executive Center Drive, Suite 206 this Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. to act “under a tight deadline” on three recommendations to the Mecklenburg Board of Elections.
Cozzie Watkins announced that the new board of the 12th District Democratic Party would meet on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m.-noon in Salisbury. She said more information would be available on the state party’s website.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link for those wishing to speak at the City Council meeting Monday, June 8 on the Civil Liberties Resolution.
Robert Hillman sent in an announcement of the annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive to be held Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3301 Statesville Rd. Pre-registration required online at www.cbcc.us under Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Carrie Cook sent in an announcement that the Charlotte Global Shapers Hub of the World Economic Forum will host #GovJamCLT on June 12-14 at The Junior League of Charlotte, 1332 Maryland Ave. Website says “#GovJamCLT is a weekend event that will harness the concepts and energy of the global #GovJam to promote solutions to challenges facing Charlotte. Working around a common theme, which will be announced during the event, small teams will organically form, engage thoughtfully throughout the weekend, and build innovative approaches and solutions to several participant-identified challenges facing the city.” Admission is $15, but participants get $5 back for each day they participate. Info here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her June 1 Board Bulletin.
Rodney Moore sent in his May 26 Raleigh Report.
David Howard sent in an announcement of his formal announcement of his candidacy for Charlotte Mayor to be held Thursday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at his campaign office, 1233 W. Morehead St. RSVP requested.
LaWana Mayfield sent in a copy of her May 31 newsletter, which includes details of an airport community job fair on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at the Police & Fire Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd.
Faith Triggs sent in an invitation to visit the Top-of-the-Week Rotary Club, of which she becomes president in July. The group meets Mondays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Taste Restaurant in Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon. Info: Triggs at 619-997-2096.
Renee Alexander Sherrod sent in an announcement that Freedom School starts Thursday, June 18 and ends on Friday, July 31. Visitors are welcome at all locations during Harambee, at 8:30 a.m. Locations and info here.
Renee Alexander Sherrod sent in an announcement that Freedom School Partners Jubilee is Friday, July 24, 2015 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at NASCAR Hall of Fame Crown Ballroom. Purchase $50 tickets here.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his May 29 newsletter.
Jane Whitley sent in a save-the-date for the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County Summer Luncheon on Saturday, June 20 from noon-2 p.m. Details here.
Charles Thomas sent in a thank-you following completion of Impact3 Demo day. See here for list of winners.
Greg Schermbeck sent in a link to the Council for Children’s Rights’ web-based tool that helps parents locate quality after school and summer programs.
Joie Cook sent in an announcement of a Walk for Recovery on Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Details here.
Joyce Waddell sent in a copy of the May edition of her Waddell Bulletin.