City of Charlotte Releases Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget



CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (May 3, 2021) – City Manager Marcus D. Jones today presented his proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 to the mayor and members of city council today.

“As 2020 will be remembered for its economic and social challenges, our resilience as a city and as a community has propelled our persistence,” Jones said. “We have worked together over the past fiscal year to support basic services and advance key priorities. Our core budgeting principles have enabled us to meet the challenges of fiscal 2021 and will continue to be the solid foundation for our advancement in fiscal 2022. Driven by the strategic priorities of City Council, this budget has been developed to bring the City of Charlotte to meet our city’s most pressing needs. “

Highlights of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 include:

  • Plans for our future through the 2022 requirement for FY 2023 approval which includes:

    • the
      third consecutive allocation of $ 50,000,000 to create and maintain affordable housing

    • More … than
      Trips 2020 Bond Funding for Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety
      Program, from $ 15,000,000 to $ 50,000,000

    • Doubles the total of 2020 obligations for the cycling program, from $ 4,000,000 to $ 8,000,000 and the Transportation Safety Program (Vision Zero) from $ 2,000,000 to $ 4,000,000

    • Invests
      $ 10,000,000 to improve infrastructure in the corridors of opportunity

    Highlights of the Supplementary Estimates

    Great neighborhoods

    Safe communities

    • In fiscal year 2022, $ 120,040 from the General Fund will complement $ 879,960 of block grant funding for community development, for a total of
      $ 1 million in new funding for charlotte-based nonprofits fighting community violence

    • $ 1.15 million to support
      the development of an alternative pilot model of civil intervention to divert low-risk, lower priority mental health and homelessness calls and dispatches to civilian response teams

    • $ 739,000 to expand Community Policing Crisis Intervention Teams (CPCRTs). By the end of the year, we expect
      double the number of community policing crisis response teams

    • Other planned SAFE Charlotte initiatives:
      • Independent analysis of areas such as contact between police and civilians and police calls and responses

      • Analysis of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Youth Program by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to guide future funding and resource allocation to the most effective youth programs within the community

      • Review of issues related to recruitment and residency efforts within the CMPD and review of the current curriculum and content provided at the Police Academy as well as the continuing education offered throughout an officer’s career at the CMPD

    Transport, planning and environment

    • To capitalize on FY2021 infrastructure investments, including the city’s first DC fast charger, which can fully charge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes, FY2022 includes
      the addition of 22 electric vehicles to the city’s fleet

    • The proposed CIP for fiscal years 2022 to 2026 includes a total
      $ 13.75 million to improve the sustainability of city-owned facilities, of which $ 4.75 million in FY 2022

    Workforce Development

    • Allocates $ 250,000 in funding to continue public-private collaboration
      to support minority entrepreneurs. Additional private sector funding was secured totaling $ 250,000 from Atrium Health, for a total investment of $ 500,000

    • Continuing internal workforce pipelines through the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program and Career Path Program

    • HIRE Charlotte will develop the results of an open employment study and ensure that Charlotte is proactive in aligning future company recruitment, retention and expansion efforts with a long-term talent development pipeline.

    The proposed budget will go to a public hearing on May 10, followed by budget adjustments on May 19 and straw votes on May 26. The budget will be adopted in June and fiscal 2022 will begin on July 1, 2021.

    To learn more about these and other important initiatives in the proposed FY2022 budget, please visit


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