We had our first City Council meetings of 2022 on Tuesday January 4 and Tuesday January 18. Below are a few updates: 1. We adopted an ordinance to make curbside pickup zones permanent downtown. In March 2020, we instructed staff to deploy approximately 100 temporary curbside pickup zones to assist businesses and restaurants affected by COVID-19 during the State of Emergency. Since that time, businesses have expressed a desire to keep some of these zones
I’m back with meeting updates! A lot has happened over the past two months, both on City Council and for me personally. In case you missed it, I announced my re-election campaign, and I need your support! Please consider making a contribution in any amount. And as many of you know, I got married at the end of October. I appreciate all of the well wishes. Now back to business! In October: 1.
I’m running for re-election to Raleigh City Council At-large. CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE When I first ran for Raleigh City Council At-large in 2019, I made three big campaign promises: that, if elected, I would address housing affordability, increase access to local government, and advocate for responsible development and alternative transportation. To lead on all of these issues and more, I promised to prioritize equity and inclusion, to “come from a place of ‘yes’” – to
We had a work session and regular City Council meeting last Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Below is a summary. At our work session, we received an update on the status of tourism, hospitality tax and hotels. Raleigh has seen an uptick in visitors and hospitality spending recently, but the activity has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. Domestic leisure travel has mostly recovered this year but business travel isn’t expected to recover substantially until
We had City Council meetings last Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Below is a summary: 1. We extended emergency outdoor seating regulations to December 31, 2021 and continued $0 fees through the remainder of the fiscal year, June 30, 2022. Bars and restaurants will be able to continue to operate on sidewalks and in parklets/pedlets, which is a program we started in response to COVID-19. We are also working on rules to allow these uses to