Mayor Baldwin announced that a decision regarding Raleigh’s mask mandate will likely be made in a couple of more weeks after additional data is gathered.

Staff presented some proposals on Tree Conservation options.

Despite staff telling previous councils that NC Legislation prevented any action to regulate trees on sites smaller than two acres, they have now decided that they can regulate smaller sites and propose going down to one acre sites.That does nothing to help the majority of sites being clearcut for infill development.

Staff presented a design update on Lake Wheeler Road

They expect to present results of Dix Edge Area Study this Spring (too late to be much help in preventing gentrification).