- offer as many Early Voting sites as possible;
- include weekend voting hours on both Saturdays and Sundays; and
- get public input to determine where additional sites should be (if the county is required to add additional sites to their plan)
Friday, July 24, 2020
City Hall Update – Week of July 27, 2020
Table of Contents
o News you can use
o Take Action
o Livable Raleigh’s latest blog posts
o City Calendar
o Covid-19 info
News you can use
o Link to City Manager’s Weekly Report: https://raleighnc.gov/services/government/city-managers-weekly-report
o Visit the Text Change Engagement Portal at https://publicinput.com/F5368 and provide comments by July 27 on TC-6-20 (Neighborhood Transition Requirements and Senior Housing) and by July 28 on TC-8-20 (Short Term Rentals)
o Please see information below about how you can submit comment before Monday 07/27 to the Utility Commission about why Duke Energy should not be granted their request for rate hike on electricity.
If you are a Duke Energy Progress customer:
Email by filling out the form in the link here: https://www.ncuc.net/contactus.html
Be sure to include the docket number in the subject line. "Docket Number E-2 Sub 1219"
More info here: https://www.ncuc.net/Hearings/e2sub1219hearing.html
If you are a Duke Energy Carolina customer:
Email by filling out the form in the link here:https://www.ncuc.net/contactus.html
Be sure to include the docket number in the subject line.
"Docket Number E-7 Sub 1214"
More info here: https://www.ncuc.net/Hearings/e7sub1214hearing.html
o Deadline extended – provide Feedback by July 31 on the first draft of the stormwater design manual at https://raleighnc.gov/projects/content/PWksStormwater/Articles/StormwaterDesignManual.html
o From Democracy North Carolina: Last week, the State Board of Elections released an emergency order requiring all 100 North Carolina counties to revise their Early Voting plans to include more sites and weekend hours. These new plans must be approved by August 7. Your county board of elections (BOE) will meet soon to approve their new plan.
Take these steps to immediately protect good Early Voting options in your county for the 2020 General Election:
#1 — Call your county BOE (or check their website) to find out when they're meeting to vote on the Early Voting plan and how you can participate in the meeting. If your county is NOT offering a way to safely participate online or by phone, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
#2 — Attend your county BOE meeting and provide public comment that encourages the Board to:
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 Melton flip-flop https://livableraleigh.com/melton-flip-flop/
o Upzoning 101: The Money and Politics of Growing Raleigh https://livableraleigh.com/upzoning-101-102-the-money-and-politics-of-growing-raleigh/
o TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power https://livableraleigh.com/taa-turning-pandemic-pain-into-profits-and-power/
Virtual meetings are broadcast live on RTN11, on the City’s website at https://raleighnc.gov/services/communication-and-outreach/rtn-channel-11-and-video-services, or at the City’s Youtube channel at https://raleighnc.gov/services/communication-and-outreach/watch-city-council-and-select-meetings-live#paragraph--260826
o To participate in some meetings, you must sign up in advance.
o Check www.raleighnc.gov for latest calendar updates, agendas, and information on participating in virtual meetings.
Tuesday, July 28
o 11am – Atlantic Avenue Public Art Community Meeting – Virtual, Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdeytrjgiEtcSpdWxwf-Su5DHqBJL-yVn
o 7pm – Hillsborough-Wade CAC, join Zoom meeting at agenda includes , Meeting ID: 842 0700 7063,
o Update on Hillsborough Street – Jeff Murison
o Stormie Forte – meet and greet
Wednesday, July 29
o 5:30pm – Historical Resources and Museums Advisory Board
o 6pm – Blue Ridge Road Public Art Community Meeting – Virtual, Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpfuCgrjwqG9cloxVSe-OYbKLSEO2siaK2
Thursday, July 30
o 12noon – Blue Ridge Road Public Art Community Meeting – Virtual , Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcemhrDooGtJOdcaGhGWEyfJOYLcyDWB_
o 3pm – Stormwater Management Advisory Commission GSI Committee Meeting – Virtual, Register at https://cormp.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=cormp&service=6&rnd=0.6167535991411082&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcormp.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004cafa26631983922d2a5c1bf12d72ea6561b9916ec3ad44e14ec10b44f46a0246%26siteurl%3Dcormp%26confViewID%3D167562553108492083%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAATmEe8SXnajYE54cJLphZ2fgt0zdJGR_J9_yMSXffT7qw2%26
o 6pm – Atlantic Avenue Public Art Community Meeting – Virtual, Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf-Cppj8iE9zIPL4bev2tJczOODoVKF9c
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