Friday, April 3, 2020

City Hall -- Week of April 6, 2020

City Hall – Week of April 6, 2020

Please stay safe and follow official government guidelines during this public health crisis.

  • Your best sources of reliable information during the COVID-19 public health crisis are official government websites.

COVID-19 information from Wake County: http://www.wakegov.com/covid19/Pages/default.aspx

COVID-19 information from the City of Raleigh: https://raleighnc.gov/news/covid-19-information



Raleigh City Council to be held virtually April 7, 2020
The State of North Carolina, Wake County, and the City of Raleigh have all declared States of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus. The County and the City of Raleigh also adopted a Proclamation of Emergency Restrictions, which is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by, among other things: requiring individuals to remain in their homes, except for certain essential activities, closing many businesses to the public, and prohibiting any gatherings which do not comply with its terms. Because of the risks to the public that would arise from continued in person meetings, the City is converting City Council meeting on April 7 to a remote electronic format for the duration of the State of Emergency.
The general public and employees who wish to view the meetings can watch via the regular channels – the City’s websiteYouTube, or RTN 11 – but the meeting will look a bit different than usual. Instead of the Council Chamber, viewers will see speakers on their webcams and any PowerPoint presentations will be shared via the Webex platform. The meetings will take a little longer to allow for speakers to transition and other logistical aspects. We will evaluate these meetings and may explore applying similar tools to future meetings as needed. We are excited to test this process and we everyone’s patience as we navigate this new way of meeting.

Tuesday, April 7
  • 1pm – City Council Virtual Meeting, agenda includes
    • Rezoning Z-41-19: Millbrook and North Hills, northwest quadrant of the Millbrook Road and North Hills Drive intersection (District A)
    • COVID-19 Public Health Crisis - Situation Update
    • Small Business Update - Overview of Federal, State and Local Resources
    • Emergency Assistance - Families Residing in Hotels
    • Raleigh Water Rates – Temporary Tier-3 Threshold Adjustment
    • City Council Meeting Schedule
    • Report and recommendation of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board regarding Bond Referendum Project Recommendations

  • 7pm – City Council Virtual Meeting, agenda includes
The Following Previously Scheduled Public Hearings will be deferred to May 5 as identified by the District Council Member
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-1-20 Swift Creek Watershed (District D)- To Be Deferred
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment: CP-11-19 West Morgan Street (District D) - To Be Deferred
  • Rezoning Case Z-1-20: 2634 Oberlin Road, on both sides of Greenway Avenue (District E) - To Be Deferred
  • Rezoning Z-23-19: 13051 & 13055 Strickland Road (District E) - To Be Deferred
  • Rezoning Z-39-19: 1031 North Rogers Lane, near the intersection of North Rogers Lane and New Bern Avenue (District C) - To Be Deferred
Staff recommends the following public hearing be deferred due to new federal guidelines
  • Consolidated Plan on City Housing and Community Development - Defer to June 2
The following public hearings will be conducted during the April 7 Virtual Council meeting
  • Public Nuisance Abatement - Property Liens
  • Two-thirds General Obligation Bond Anticipation Note Sale
  • Street Name Change - SNC-01-2020 - Tryon Road (portion) - The Arts
  • Street Name Change - SNC-02-2020 - Tryon Road (portion) - Broomfield Hunter Lane
  • Rezoning Z-32-19: Sunnybrook Road, east side between its intersections with Carl Sandburg Court and Sungate Boulevard (District C)
  • Rezoning Z-44-19: Gresham Lake Road and Litchford Road, west of Nichols Road (District A)
  • Rezoning Z-45-19: W South Street. At the southwest quadrant of the intersection of W South St and S Saunders St, approximately 550 feet north of Western Blvd. (District D)
  • Rezoning Z-49-19: Rock Quarry Road & Sunnybrook Road (District C)
  • Rezoning Z-2-20: 1315 Jones Franklin Road, on its east side, 200 feet north of Penwood Drive (District D)
  • Rezoning Z-52-19: 1321 Jones Franklin Road, at the northeast corner of its intersection with Penwood Drive (District D)
  • Rezoning Z-3-20: 4102, 4108 Virtuous Street, south of the intersection of Jones Sausage Road and Generosity Court (District C)

Friday, April 10

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Southeast Special Area Study ETJ Options Survey


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Raleigh BRT:  Equitable Development Around Transit


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Friday, March 27, 2020

City Hall -- Week of March 30, 2020 (starting Friday, March 27)

City Hall – Week of March 30, 2020 (starting Friday, March 27)

Please stay safe and follow official government guidelines during this public health crisis.

Contents
  • News of interest
  • ACTION ITEMS
  • Calendar
  • Surveys 

News of interest
  • As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Wake County, so are concerns that the virus could overwhelm our local healthcare system. To help prevent that from happening, Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford has signed a proclamation that puts a stay-at-home order in effect on Friday, March 27, at 5pm:
The goal of the proclamation is for Wake County residents to stay home and away from others who are not immediate members of their family or household. By restricting contact, the county hopes to reduce the rate at which COVID-19 is infecting residents.
All Raleigh Council committee, boards and commissions, Council district meetings, and other public meetings are canceled through April 30.
Raleigh City Council is discussing logistics for April Council meetings.
  • Your best sources of reliable information during the COVID-19 public health crisis are official government websites.

COVID-19 information from Wake County: http://www.wakegov.com/covid19/Pages/default.aspx

COVID-19 information from the City of Raleigh: https://raleighnc.gov/news/covid-19-information




ACTION ITEMS

  • Apply for Police Advisory Board

  • Apply for Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board

  • Apply for Citizen Study Group looking at Council Terms and Voter Engagement

  • Apply to serve on a City Board or Commission:



Calendar
  • Friday, March 27, 7pm – WRAL is hosting a virtual town hall with Triangle Mayors

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Southeast Special Area Study ETJ Options Survey



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Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Priorities Survey


Through March 31

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Raleigh BRT:  Equitable Development Around Transit


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Draft 5-year consolidated plan and draft citizen participation plan


Public Comment Period:  March 1 – April 1

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Friday, March 20, 2020

City Hall -- Week of March 23, 2020

City Hall – Week of March 23, 2020


It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious threat to our health, safety, and way of life. Please adhere to the guidelines from local, state, and national governments.  And please do what you can to help others. We will not recover quickly or easily from the human toll or the economic repercussions.  

At the March 17 Council meeting, many individuals were appalled to see the Mayor and Council majority asking staff to “fast-track” plans to spend part of the hotel and prepared foods tax revenue on a downtown soccer stadium.  

The feasibility study clearly showed that the stadium will not bring in a great deal of revenue and will cannibalize events from existing venues.  Moving forward at this time seems especially inappropriate given the fact that thousands of local businesses and hospitality workers are experiencing extreme financial distress.  

Many Raleigh residents are suggesting the money be used to provide support to the local hospitality industry and its workers instead.

And others are questioning the basic concept of a hotel and prepared meals tax and its impact on poor families who often have few options other than living in hotels and eating prepared fast-foods.

Please email citycouncilmembers@raleighnc.gov to share your thoughts



Contents
  • News of interest
  • ACTION ITEMS
  • Meeting calendar and agendas
  • Surveys 

News of interest



ACTION ITEMS

  • Apply for Police Advisory Board

  • Apply for Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board

  • Apply for Citizen Study Group looking at Council Terms and Voter Engagement

  • Apply to serve on a City Board or Commission:



Calendar
  • All city council committee, board, commission, and other public meetings are cancelled through April 15. Schedules will be reevaluated at that time.

  • Council is working on logistics for their April 7 meeting.  

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Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Priorities Survey


Through March 31

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Raleigh BRT:  Equitable Development Around Transit


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Draft 5-year consolidated plan and draft citizen participation plan


Public Comment Period:  March 1 – April 1

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Friday, March 13, 2020

City Hall -- Week of March 16, 2020

City Hall – Week of March 16, 2020


Contents
  • News of interest
  • ACTION ITEMS – What to look for in upcoming meetings
  • Meeting calendar and agendas
  • Surveys 

News of interest

  • Many meetings are being cancelled, rescheduled, or moved online, often at the last minute, so please check before you go!



ACTION ITEMS – What to look for in upcoming meetings – check the calendar, show up, speak up!
  • Council has a budget work session on Monday afternoon which includes looking at fees for water, solid waste services, and stormwater.  On Tuesday they will hear a report on the feasibility study for the soccer and entertainment stadium.

  • ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) will be discussed at Tuesday’s Planning Commission Text Change Committee meeting.  Advocates for ADUs by right anywhere plan to show up in force. If you favor a different approach, be sure to let Planning Commission and City Council members know.

  • The leaders of Raleigh’s CACs (Citizen Advisory Councils) will be meeting on Wednesday night to discuss how to move forward without City support.

  • Apply for Police Advisory Board

  • Apply for Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board

  • Apply for Citizen Study Group looking at Council Terms and Voter Engagement

  • Apply to serve on a City Board or Commission – current vacancies exist on Environmental Advisory Board and Human Relations Commission



Calendar
Many meetings are being cancelled or rescheduled, often at the last minute, so please check before you go!

This is only a partial listing.  Go to RaleighNC.gov to find links to latest meeting agendas and materials and also for updates on meeting cancellations.

All meetings are held at Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, 3/16
  • 4pm – City Council Budget Work Session, agenda includes
    • Raleigh Water Enterprise
    • Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex
    • Solid Waste Services Enterprise
    • Stormwater Management Enterprise
    • Other Items

  • 5pm – Bicycle Planning Committee

  • 6pm – Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission

  • 7pm – East CAC, Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue, agenda includes
    • Rezoning Z-5-20:  1950 New Bern Avenue – Vote
    • Rezoning Z-54-19: 3102 Kelley Austin Drive – Vote 

Tuesday, 3/17
  • 7:45am – Raleigh Historic Development Commission, One Exchange Plaza, agenda includes
    • Rezoning Case:  1915 New Bern Avenue; Z-5-20; Longview Gardens National Register Historic District
    • Recombination - 1343-1349 Courtland Drive - Mordecai

  • 11:30am – City Council work session, agenda includes
    • Soccer and Entertainment Stadium Feasibility Study
    • Informational Update – Census 2020:  City and Regional Outreach Efforts

  • 1pm – City Council, agenda includes
    • Planning Commission Report
    • Comprehensive Plan Amendment: CP-11-19 West Morgan Street (District D)
    • Comprehensive Plan Amendment: CP-1-20 Swift Creek Watershed (District D)
    • Rezoning Case Z-1-20: 2634 Oberlin Road, on both sides of Greenway Avenue (District E)
    • Rezoning Case Z-3-20: 4102, 4108 Virtuous Street (District C)
    • Rezoning Case Z-49-19: Rock Quarry Road & Sunnybrook Road (District C)
    • Street Name Change SNC-01-20: Tryon Road changed to The Arts Drive (District D)
    • Street Name Change SNC-02-20: Tryon Road changed to Broomfield Hunter Lane (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-41-19: Millbrook and North Hills, northwest quadrant of the Millbrook Road and North Hills Drive intersection (District A)
    • Agenda Streamlining - Council Retreat Followup
    • Remote City Council Meetings - Options for Consideration
    • Compassion Fund Update
    • Neighborhood Traffic Management Program - Annual Report and Policy Revisions
    • Bus Rapid Transit: New Bern Avenue 30% Design Review and Capital Project Consolidation
    • R-Line Circulator - Route and Service
    • Public Comment Period
    • Public Nuisance Abatement - Property Liens
    • General Obligation Bond Sale
    • Rezoning Z-23-19: 13051 & 13055 Strickland Road (District E)
    • Rezoning Z-32-19:  Sunnybrook Road, east side between its intersections with Carl Sandburg Court and Sungate Boulevard (District C)

  • 4pm – Planning Commission Text Change Committee, agenda includes ADU Text change

  • 5:30pm – Arts Commission

  • 7pm – West CAC, Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Drive, agenda includes
    • City of Raleigh 2021 Budget
    • Zoning Request – 913 Method Road – Vote
    • Communities in Schools of Wake County
    • Open Forum:  Citizen concerns

Wednesday, 3/18
  • 12n – CAMPO Executive Board Meeting, 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 203

  • 12:30pm – Fair Housing Hearing Board

  • 7pm – Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council, Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail

Thursday, 3/19
  • 9am – Civil Service Commission, One Exchange Plaza, Room 809

  • 9am – Planning Commission Strategic Planning Committee

  • 11am – Pedestrian Planning Committee

  • 12n – Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities

  • 4:30pm – Appearance Commission

  • 6pm – Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board

Friday, 3/20
  • 9am – Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Committee Meeting, 127 W. Hargett Street

  • 11:30am – Affordable Housing Bond Advisory Committee

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Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Priorities Survey


Through March 31

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Raleigh BRT:  Equitable Development Around Transit


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Wake BRT Southern Corridor Survey


Respond by March 20

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Draft 5-year consolidated plan and draft citizen participation plan


Public Comment Period:  March 1 – April 1

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