Friday, June 5, 2020

City Hall Update -- Week of June 8, 2020

City Hall Update – Week of June 8, 2020

Table of Contents
o   News you can use
o   Take Action
o   Livable Raleigh’s latest blog posts
o   City Calendar
o   Surveys
o   Covid-19 info


News You Can Use

o   City Council has a virtual budget work session on Monday at 4pm and a virtual regular meeting (no public comment period) on Tuesday at 4pm.  The Tuesday meeting includes a discussion of the Community Engagement Consultant as well as revised recommendations for interlocal funding from the hospitality tax as a result of the financial impacts of Covid-19.

o   The Planning Commission will be discussing the ADU text change at their virtual meeting on Tuesday at 9am.  Read more about ADUs at https://livableraleigh.com/1860-2/

o   Another hot topic at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting is Rezoning Z-47-19, 4800 Duraleigh Road

o   Livable Raleigh is now on Twitter.  Check us out @RaleighLivable

Take Action!!!

o   Help stop the RDU Quarry
o   Take a survey at https://forms.gle/tsk3HvZPxbPT2YpC6

o   Sign up to speak at the 6pm June 23 public hearing at  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3IF2etC5mkSFw-zCbNftGeTQwlSeD1RIhOMcQI6ad6VUQjVROFJNNE9BMVlJM0I0RjdEVUtWUzRSQi4u&fbclid=IwAR0bKViHIqh4R8fTYTdCEdX53OqMDphrzq_-zzmyylECSKdWH7mLkIgVoTI  Email info@umsteadcoalition.org to let the Umstead Coalition know you’ve signed up to speak, and they will reach out to you before the hearing date to work with you on what you will be saying on the big day.

o   Council will vote on Shelley Lake rezoning (Z-41-19) at their June 19 meeting.  Learn more at https://sites.google.com/view/weloveshelleylake and email CityCouncilMembers@raleighnc.gov with your concerns.

o   Complete the 2020 Census form: https://my2020census.gov/

o   Request an absentee ballot for the 2020 national election: http://msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/downloads/9forms/9formslist/AbsenteeRequestForm.pdf

o   More opportunities to comment – see Surveys below


Check out Livable Raleigh’s latest blog posts


o   Raleigh is in crisis:  What now for our City? https://livableraleigh.com/raleigh-is-in-crisis-what-now-for-our-city/

o   The City Council’s Affordable Housing Bond Issue: “Buckets” of Debt ($80 mil) in search of a plan https://livableraleigh.com/the-city-councils-affordable-housing-bond-issue-buckets-of-debt-80-mil-in-search-of-a-plan/


City Calendar
o   The meetings listed below appear on the City’s Events Calendar at www.raleighnc.gov



Monday, June 8
o   9am – Board of Adjustment (Virtual), agenda includes
o   BOA-0018-2020:  1723 Crossroads Arbor Way
o   BOA-0022-2020: 7830 Breckon Way
o   BOA-0019-2020: 1303 Boyer Street
o   BOA-0016-2020: 7201 Perry Creek Road
o   A-180-19: 8105 Greys Landing Way

o   4pm – City Council Budget Session (Virtual), agenda includes
o   Work Session Overview & Funding Options
o   Budget Note 6 - Stormwater Management Enterprise Rates
o   Budget Notes
o   Other Items Identified by City Council for Discussion
o   FY2021 Budget Ordinances and Resolutions

Tuesday, June 9
o   9am – Planning Commission (Virtual), agenda includes
o   Text Change: TC-16-19 Accessory Dwelling Development Option
o   Text Change TC-1(A)-20: Parking Requirements
o   Rezoning Z-17-19 Capital Blvd, southeast of its intersection with Peace Street (District C)
o   Rezoning Z-47-19 4800 Duraleigh Road, east side, south of Crabtree Creek (Northwest CAC)
o   Rezoning Z-8-20: 510 Carolina Avenue, approximately 300 feet south of the intersection of Carolina Avenue and Western Boulevard (District D)
o   Text Change TC-7-20:  Mezzanines

o   12n – Raleigh Convention Center Commission

o   4pm – Raleigh City Council (Virtual), agenda includes
o   2020 Census Update
o   Interlocal Funding - Wake Room Occupancy and Prepared Food-Beverage Tax Update
o   Community Engagement Consultant Introduction

o   4pm – Arts Commission Executive Committee

Wednesday, June 10
o   12n – Substance Use Advisory Commission

Thursday, June 11
o   11am – Webinar:  Phase 2 Guidelines for Parking, Curbside & Outdoor Dining, https://raleighnc.gov/events/rescheduled-webinar-phase-2-guidelines-parking-curbside-outdoor-dining

o   4pm – Planning Commission Transportation Committee

o   6pm – Human Relations Commission

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Surveys

o   Provide Feedback on Blount Street-Person Street Phase 2 at https://raleighnc.gov/projects/blount-st-person-st-two-way-conversion-project

o   Please take the Greenway Master Plan Update survey at https://publicinput.com/Project/AccessCode?id=3Y4Ns4f2XGwQdv6GRopC1A%3d%3d

o   Learn more and comment on Blue Ridge Road Pedestrian Improvement:
https://raleighnc.gov/projects/blue-ridge-road-bikeped-improvements-project

o   Learn more about and comment on the Capital Boulevard North Corridor Study at https://raleighnc.gov/business/content/PlanDev/Articles/LongRange/CapitalBlvdNorth.html

o   Provide Public Comments for GoRaleigh Route 20 & 21 through June 17  https://publicinput.com/routes20_21



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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

Resources for people experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis:  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCRALEIGH/bulletins/2821263


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Friday, May 29, 2020

City Hall Update -- Week of June 1, 2020

City Hall Update – Week of June 1, 2020


Take Action!!!

o   Comment on TC-7-20 – Mezzanines: https://publicinput.com/F5368

o   Learn more and comment on Blue Ridge Road Pedestrian Improvement:
https://raleighnc.gov/projects/blue-ridge-road-bikeped-improvements-project

o   Complete the 2020 Census form: https://my2020census.gov/

o   Request an absentee ballot for the 2020 national election: http://msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/downloads/9forms/9formslist/AbsenteeRequestForm.pdf


Check out Livable Raleigh’s latest blog posts

o   Quick Wins for Improving Community Engagement at Council Meetings https://livableraleigh.com/quick-wins-for-improving-community-engagement-at-council-meetings/

o   On the RDU Quarry Issue, Where’s Saige?  So far, his bold campaign promises are just hot air. https://livableraleigh.com/on-the-rdu-quarry-issue-wheres-saige-so-far-his-bold-campaign-promise-is-just-hot-air/

o   Maslow or Moonshot? Sign up by Friday to weigh in at the 6/2 budget hearing https://livableraleigh.com/maslow-or-moonshot-sign-up-by-friday-to-weigh-in-at-the-6-2-budget-hearing/


City Calendar
The meetings listed below appear on the City’s Events Calendar at www.raleighnc.gov


Monday, June 1
o   4pm – City Council Budget Work Session – Virtual, agenda includes
o   Work Session Overview & Funding Options
o   Budget Note 6 - Stormwater Management Enterprise Rates
o   Budget Notes
o   Other Items Identified by City Council for Discussion

Tuesday, June 2
o   9am – Planning Commission – Virtual, agenda includes
o   TC-1(A)-20: Parking Requirements
o   Text Change: TC-16-19 Accessory Dwelling Development Option

o   1pm – City Council – Virtual, agenda includes
o   Rezoning Z-53-19: 5512 & 5514 Thornton Road, on its south side, one quarter mile east of Wild Wood Forest Drive (District B) – requesting 30-day extension
o   Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-8-18: Rogers Farm, on the north side of New Bern Avenue, east and west of N. Rogers Lane (District B) – recommending July 7 Public Hearing
o   Text Change TC-1(B)-20: Building Height and Cottage Courts – recommending July 7 Public hearing
o   Rezoning Z-51-19: 3700 & 3800 Glenwood Avenue and 3710 Exchange Glenwood Place; multiple parcels fronting Glenwood Avenue on the west, and Exchange Glenwood Place on the west – requesting 45-day extension
o   November 2020 Affordable Housing Bond Referendum – formal vote on purpose and dollar amount; public hearing to be held July 7
o   Shared Streets for Social Distancing
o   Compassion Fund - Update
o   Small Business Relief Fund - Update
o   Racial Equity Workshops for City Council
o   Planning and Development - Community Engagement Process Development Study
o   Wake BRT System Standards and Wake BRT New Bern Avenue Final Design
o   Update - Notification of Meetings and Hearings to Renters as well as Property Owners

o   7pm – City Council – Virtual, agenda includes
o   Public Comments
o   Proposed FY2020-21 Operating and Capital Budgets
o   Downtown Municipal Service District
o   Hillsborough Street Municipal Service District
o   FY2021-25 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, and 2020-21 Annual Action Plan
o   Street Closing STC-06-19: West Lenoir Street Right-of-Way
o   Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-12-19: Kindley Street (District C)
o   Rezoning Z-28-19: 4915 Lead Mine Road. Located at the intersection of Town and Country Road and Lead Mine Road, approx. three-fourths of a mile north of Glenwood and Lead Mine Road. (District A)
o   Rezoning Z-38-19: 2108 North New Hope Road (District C)
o   Rezoning Z-41-19 Millbrook and North Hills, northwest quadrant of the Millbrook Road and North Hills Drive intersection (District A)
o   Rezoning Z-54-19: Kelley Austin Drive. At the intersection of New Bern Ave and Kelley Austin Dr, immediately to the south of the I-440 / New Bern Ave interchange (District C)
o   Rezoning Z-5-20: New Bern Avenue. On the south side of New Bern Ave at King Charles Rd, approximately 0.25 miles east of Raleigh Blvd (District C)
o   Rezoning Z-6-20: 2600, 2604 S Saunders Street, southwest of its intersection with Carolina Pines Ave (District D)

Wednesday, June 3
o   7:45am – RHDC Research Committee

Thursday, June 4
o   10am – CAMPO Technical Coordinating Committee

o   4pm – Art, Education, and Collections Committee

o   6pm – Parks Committee

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Surveys

o   Public Comments for GoRaleigh Route 20 & 21:  https://publicinput.com/routes20_21



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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

Resources for people experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis:  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCRALEIGH/bulletins/2821263


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Friday, May 22, 2020

City Hall Update – Week of May 25, 2020

Take Action!!!





  • Apply by Friday, May 29 to be a member of the Police Advisory Board 





Check out Livable Raleigh’s latest blog posts

  • Patrick Buffkin – Missing in Action

  • Baldwin’s PC purge continues:  Planning Commission Chair Edie Jeffreys is targeted for removal

News you can use
  • At the May 19 Council meeting, it was announced that Council will continue to meet virtually through the end of June and that Council committees will start meeting again at the end of June.

  • There will be a public hearing on July 7 on the Affordable Housing Bond.

City Calendar
The meetings listed below appear on the City’s Events Calendar at www.raleighnc.gov

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 26
  • 9am – Planning Commission – Virtual Meeting

  • 4:30pm – Public Art & Design Board – TBD

Wednesday, May 27
  • 5:30pm – Historic Resources and Museum Advisory Board – TBD

Thursday, May 28
  • 3:30pm – Raleigh Transit Authority – Virtual Special Meeting

  • 4pm – Planning Commission Committee of the Whole – TBD 

  • 5pm – Certificate of Appropriateness Committee – Virtual Meeting, agenda includes
  • COA-0020-2020: 403 Edenton Street
  • COA-0027-2020: 219 N East Street
  • COA-0029-2020: 333 Fayetteville Street
  • COA-0030-2020: 509 N Boundary Street
  • COA-0031-2020: 410 Cutler Street
  • COA-0032-2020: 617 Wills Forest Street

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Surveys


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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

Resources for people experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis:  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCRALEIGH/bulletins/2821263


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