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Meetings to share information on how DNC will affect you

Information session in South End, fairs for transit users, mayor hosting town hall

Charlotte city leaders are planning a variety of public meetings on how the Democratic National Convention will affect businesses, transit users and Charlotteans in general.

The city and Charlotte Center City Partners will host an information session Thursday for South End business owners and residents. Representatives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the Charlotte Department of Transportation, CATS and the city will speak at the meeting.

It will be held at the All American Pub on East Bland Street. Light refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and the meeting will start after that.

Organizers ask that people RSVP by noon on Thursday to Ted Boyd at tboyd@charlottecentercity.org.

This is the last DNC information session Center City Partners has scheduled, but the organization said other meetings may come up.

On Aug. 22, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will host a town hall at 7 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University to discuss preparations for the DNC. All Charlotte residents are invited to attend.

For people who use public transit to get in and out of uptown, CATS will hold transportation fairs throughout the rest of the month to provide information about bus and train routes that will be altered during the convention. The fairs are open to the public unless otherwise noted:

• Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Johnston Building (for building employees only), 212 S. Tryon St.

• Aug. 20, 7:30 to 9 a.m., LYNX I-485 Station, 9508 South Blvd.

• Aug. 21, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Carillon Building (for building employees only), 227 W. Trade St.

• Aug. 21, 7:30 to 9 a.m., LYNX Scaleybark Station, 3750 South Blvd.

• Aug. 22, 4 to 6 p.m., LYNX 3rd Street Station, 305 E. Third St.

• Aug. 23, 4 to 6 p.m., LYNX CTC/Arena Station, 303 E. Trade St.

• Aug. 27, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., transit center, 310 E. Trade St.

• Aug. 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., transit center, 310 E. Trade St.

• Aug. 29, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., transit center, 310 E. Trade St.

• Aug. 30, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., transit center, 310 E. Trade St.

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