We had regular City Council meetings last Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and a work session yesterday, November 10, 2020. Below is a summary of those meetings. I’m sorry for the delay; last week I spent time volunteering for Election Day and then was consumed by watching results, as I expect most of you were as well. 1. We received information from staff about the status of the proposed Downtown South project, a summary of what
We had a work session and regular Council Meeting Tuesday, October 20, 2020. We took action on two exciting transit projects. Below is a summary. 1. We took action on the next, upcoming BRT (bus rapid transit) route from downtown Raleigh to Garner, called the “Southern Corridor” route. In November 2016, Wake County voters approved a bond to expand and better connect public transit. Part of the plan is to create 4 BRT routes. The
We had afternoon and evening City Council meetings on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Below is a summary. Also, I want to acknowledge that my election was one year ago today, October 8, 2019. Although this year has been very different than what I anticipated when I ran, I am thankful every day for the opportunity to serve this city. Thank you, so much. 1. We approved the creation of a special study group to consider
We had a work session and regular Council Meeting, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Below is a summary. 1. We received information about and approved selection of the professionals hired to conduct Racial Equity Training for the mayor and city council and Racial Equity Institute Groundwater training for certain city staff. You may recall, earlier this year council approved and allocated funding for the trainings. The training for the mayor and city council will occur
We had afternoon and evening council meetings on September 1, 2020 (technically on September 2 too, since we finished after midnight, it was a long day); below is a summary of pertinent information: 1. We received more information and took additional action on the Affordable Housing Bond. Several months ago, we adopted the Affordable Housing Bond Committee recommendations for an $80 million bond allocated as follows: $16 million (20%) for transit site acquisition; $24 million

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