We had afternoon and evening Council Meetings yesterday, February 2, 2021. Below is a summary of pertinent items. 1. We received an update on our small business relief program. In April 2020, in response to COVID-19, we directed staff to create a relief program for small businesses and allocated $1 million in funds to the program. We then partnered with the business community to raise an additional $600k for the program. The City partnered with
We had two Council Meetings last Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and a work session yesterday, January 12, 2021. Below is a summary of these meetings. I am sorry for the delay in posting this summary. The attempted insurrection and violence at the Capitol happened the day after our meetings last week, and I could not focus on writing. I was at a loss for words that day but shared a message by Congresswoman Deborah Ross

Downtown South

Posted on December 18, 2020
On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, City Council held a special meeting for a public hearing and vote on the Downtown South rezoning. The public hearing was 2 hours long, and each side (in support and opposed) was allocated 1 hour for comments. This meeting was to consider and vote upon the rezoning of the land for the project, only.  We were not yet considering and voting upon allocation of any public funds or a stadium.
We had afternoon and evening council meetings yesterday, December 1, 2020. Below is a summary. Also, today marks 1 year of my term on Raleigh City Council. It was certainly not the year any of us expected, but I am proud of the work we have accomplished, and I thank you, so much, for the opportunity to serve. I’m including in this summary a list of some goals that were accomplished this year, acknowledging that
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Council Member Stewart and I hosted a Renters Virtual Town Hall.  Below is a summary and links to a recording of the town hall and a follow up survey.    According to 2019 United States Census Bureau data, 48.5% of the City of Raleigh population resides in rental or non-owner occupied housing. Last month, City Council approved a text change to include renters as part of the city’s mailed notice requirements

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