Monday, October 29, 2007

Events in November

Nov 13 Central District Comprehensive Plan meeting
(registration on City web site)
more info here.

First round of city-wide public workshops:
November 13 – Central District
Shepherd’s Hall, The Church of the Good Shepherd
125 Hillsborough Street

City Council Meeting November 7

The next City Council meeting is:

WEDNESDAY, November 7 at 1 pm,

Raleigh City Council Chambers

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Coming Events: Oct 25-27

Two big events coming up Thursday through Saturday.
Preservation NC conference and the Comprehensive Plan kickoff.

They ask that you register online at the link below, though just showing up is probably fine too.

Comprehensive Plan Update -
The update of the Raleigh Comprehensive Plan will officially begin with a Kick-off Celebration on Thursday, October 25th. Please plan on attending the kick-off celebration and at least one of the first set of public visioning workshops.

If you would like to attend any of the following meetings, please register here.

What: Kick-off Celebration
Where: Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Art Gallery
When: 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, October 25th, 2007

There will be short presentations made and background information available. This is a chance to meet and talk with the City Council, the Raleigh City Planning Commissioners, City Planning Staff, the project consultants, and the members of other City boards and commissions.

Preservation NC conference has costs associated with it, but you can attend parts of it and pay for just those parts. Some highlights (details at the link below):

* Free reception on Thursday from 7-8 PM at the Capital Bank Building
at 333 Fayetteville St. sponsored by DODOMOMO (Documentation & Conservation of buildings sites & neighborhoods of the Modern Movement)

*Opening reception & downtown living tour Thur 5-7 pm, $25

* Friday day package $85 includes:
10-11:15 a.m. Teardowns & McMansions: Taming the Trend
11:30-noon Politics of Teardowns: Panel Discussion

* Saturday
Carraway Awards luncheon in First Baptist Church, 11:30-1:30 $25

Friday, October 12, 2007

City Council meeting Tues Oct 16 at 1 p.m

City Council meeting on rezoning case
Tues Oct 16 at 1 p.m

Last week, the planning commission unanimously voted against the
Fallon Park area rezoning case.

The City Council will take up the case this coming Tuesday October 16 at 1
p.m. We are still negotiating this case and the PC recommendation is not the final outcome.

The case will be early on the agenda, so try to arrive by 1. We will sit together on the lower front rows on the right side of the Council chambers.

Neighborhood show of support is very important at this time.

WHERE: City Council Chambers, 222 W. Hargett St., Room 201,
Avery Upchurch Government Complex, Raleigh [corner Hargett & Dawson]


or park in the pull in parking on Hargett St. or the parallel parking on Dawson

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Vote | October 9

by Jason Hibbets,

Wake County Residents, next Tuesday is election day here and even though it’s mostly local elections, your vote is important. Here is some great information on how to get prepared to cast your vote.

Get out and Vote on October 9th!

Wake County Board of Elections:
No Excuse Absentee Voting:
One Stop Voting:
Precincts & Polling Places:
Voting FAQs:

There are important bond issues as well:
Raleigh Park Bond, Wake County Public Library, Open Space, and Tech. Community College Bonds