Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles Calls for Immediate Action On Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Recommendations

Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles Calls for Immediate Action On
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Recommendations

March 27, 2017

For Immediate Release:

Today- Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles, who helped create the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, called on city leaders to act on recommendations made by the group.

On the Task Force’s findings, Lyles said, “We’ve got a really clear set of directions here, I’m asking the City to take the first steps toward where they’re telling us to go.”

She continued, calling the report a “blueprint” to broaden economic access for everyone and improve chances for more people to have upward mobility in Charlotte.

“We can’t leave it to chance that people will be able to escape the cycle of poverty we still find in Charlotte. We’ve got to make sure that young people are engaged in the work and that we do everything we can to provide affordable housing across our community.”

The recommendations complement Lyles’ plan for the Council to accelerate its goal of providing 5,000 units of affordable housing in three years.

Lyles finished stating, “It’s exciting to have recommendations in hand, but without taking transformative action, we will not progress; that’s what I’m leading and challenging council to do.”

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