June 6 City Council Meetings
- Several councilors asked that rezoning case schedules be managed to limit the number at each meeting so that each case receives appropriate time and attention. Planning staff will come back with schedule suggestions.
- Unanimously approved $10k for City of Raleigh Museum and $5k for Enloe Magnet High School
- Five additional boards/commissions will begin live-streaming with help of staff liaisons and web cameras. Voicemail comments for all Boards and Commissions will be set up to go to one phone number
- Two of two rezoning cases approved in the afternoon.
- Economic Development & Innovation Committee will meet at 1:30pm on 6/27
- Growth & Natural Resources Committee will meet at 4pm on 6/27
- Juneteenth Celebration will be held at Dix Park on June 17
- Councilor Jones hosting a community meeting on 6/28 from 7-9pm at StageDoor Dance in Brier Creek
- Councilor Jones asked for an update about Missing Middle and what the City is doing with input from previous engagement sessions; moved for pause on Missing Middle construction until lawsuit is resolved – failed 6 to 2 with Councilors Jones and Black supporting; Councilor Patton moved to discuss further in closed session
- Long-planned June 24 team-building retreat will be rescheduled to August because of Mayor Baldwin’s schedule conflict
- Public comments focused on housing and TOD.
- Councilor Jones’ motion to allow three minutes per speaker at budget hearing was approved over the Mayor’s opposition.
- Speakers at budget hearing repeatedly spoke about Raleigh’s housing crisis and asked for more action. Also recommended alternatives to RPD.
- Hodge Road Rezoning and Annexation public hearings rescheduled to June 20 due to notice issue.
- Rezoning Z-93-22: South Wilmington Street Assemblage, north of Ileagnes Road — applicant requested public hearing be held open until 6/20 so that they can add conditions
- Rezoning Z-01-23: Northwest of the intersection of Rock Quarry Rd. and Barwell Rd. (District C) — approved unanimously
- Text Change TC-19-21: Protective Yards — approved unanimously
- Text Change TC-1-22: Mobile Retail — approved unanimously
1:00 P.M. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Councilor Patton announced proclamation in observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Month
B. RECOGNITION OF SPECIAL AWARDS
1. National League of Cities Youth Excel Initiative Fellow
2. 2022 Employee of the Year Awards
C. CONSENT AGENDA
- See details at end of this document
- Approved unanimously
- D1 – 8 re annexations pulled in order to discuss schedule management; staff will come back with recommendations. Councilor Jones asked that schedule be cognizant of religious observances
M. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
1. Planning Commission Report
The following items are scheduled for public hearing on June 20 at 1pm
- Annexation Petition AX-08-23 – Continguous Inside ETJ – 3132 & 0 Tryon Road (District D)
- Street Closing STC-01-2023 – Hammond Center Drive Right-of-Way
- Rezoning Z-59-22 – Shaw University (Districts C&D) (Held open from May 2 meeting)
- Rezoning Z-02-23 – Northeast of the intersection of Litchfield Road and Old Wake Forest Road (District A)
- Rezoning Z-03-23 – Northeast of the intersection of Alexander Town and ACC Boulevards (District E)
- Rezoning Z-11-23 – Northeast of the Kent Road and Kaplan Drive Intersection (District D)
The following items are scheduled for public hearing at the City Council Meeting on July 5th, 2023 at 7pm
- Z-47-22 – Computer Drive (District E) (Held open from May 16 meeting)
2. Rezoning Z-72-22: S Blount Street, north of E Cabarrus Street (District C) – 30-day extension to June 26 approved
3. Rezoning Z-88-22: Kindley Street, northeast of the interchange of S McDowell Street and Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (District D) – staff will include these in their schedule management report
4. Rezoning TCZ-07-23: 4216 Whitfield Road, at the southwest corner of the intersection of Battle Bridge and Whitfield Roads (District C) – staff will include these in their schedule management report
5. Rezoning TCZ-09-23: Poole & Dowling Roads, at the southeast corner of the intersection of Poole Road and the I-440 Beltline (District C) – staff will include these in their schedule management report
- Councilor Harrison requested a work session on the Prince-Hall HOD
N. SPECIAL ITEMS
1. Rezoning Z-80-22 Corporate Center Drive & Play Golf Way between I-40 and Corporate Center Drive, south of Trinity Road (District D) – staff will include this in their rescheduling of zoning cases
2. Appropriation from Contingency – City of Raleigh Museum Fifty Years of Hip Hop Celebration – $10k approved unanimously
3. Appropriation from Contingency – Enloe Magnet High School – $5k approved unanimously
4. External Text Change Request – Mordecai Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts – 10′ Building Separation – pulled by applicant and will bring back in Fall
5. Advisory Board and Commission Meeting Formats
- Five additional boards/commissions will begin live-streaming with help of staff liaison and web cameras and voicemail comments for all Boards and Commissions going to one phone number – approved 7 to 1 with Councilor Harrison in opposition
O. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITY MANAGER
1. Investment Advisory Services – Long-Term Funds – North Carolina Department of State Treasurer Ancillary Governmental Participant Investment Program
- Moving to State’s program rather than private contractor in order to save money
- Councilor Harrison asks to investigate socially responsible investments
- Approved 7 to 1 with Councilor Jones opposed
- Southern BRT Station Area Planning – Designation of Community Leader Group and Community Connectors
- Approved unanimously
- Western Corridor Area Planning – Designation of Community Leader Group and Community Connectors
- Approved unanimously with addition of Haley Kinsler
- Sharnell Jones introduced as new HR Manager
- Robin Deacle introduced as new Communications Director
P. MATTERS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING – AFTERNOON SESSION
1. Rezoning Z-87-22: Four properties on the northern half of the block bounded by W Davie, S Salisbury, W Cabarrus, and S McDowell Streets (District D) – approved 5 to 2 with Councilors Jones and Black opposed
2. Rezoning Z-91-22: Ileagnes Road Assemblage, south of Carolina Pines Avenue – approved unanimously
Q. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION COMMITTEE
1. Had economic development roundtable with Shaw and St. Augustines and will keep in committee for further discussion with plans to report out in fall
2. Items Pending – stormwater regulations
- Next meeting will be 6/27 at 1:30pm
R. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE GROWTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1. NC Wildlife Resources Commission: Green Growth Toolbox Program – Request for Referral to GNR – approved unanimously
2. Items Pending – Omnibus text change program
- Next meeting will be 6/27 at 4pm
S. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE SAFE, VIBRANT AND HEALTHY COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
1. No Report
2. Items Pending
T. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT COMMITTEE
1. No Report
2. Items Pending
U. REPORT FROM THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
1. Individual Reports from the Mayor and Council Members
- Councilor Black asked about porous asphalt and about extension to ACORNS program
- Mayor Pro Tem Branch asked for update on ACORNS and on a planned civilian response unit
- Juneteenth Celebration will be held at Dix Park on June 17
- Councilor Jones hosting a community meeting on 6/28 from 7-9pm at StageDoor Dance in Brier Creek; asked Stan Josephs from Solid Waste Services to speak about an app that City will be introducing to help educate residents about their services; asked for update about Missing Middle and what City is doing with input from engagement sessions; moved for pause on Missing Middle construction – failed 6 to 2 with Councilors Jones and Black supporting; Councilor Patton moved to discuss further in closed session
- Councilor Forte asked that speed bumps be painted in response to resident feedback
- Councilor Harrison proposed $15k from council contingency for Equity Before Birth to be voted on at next meeting
- Mayor Baldwin appointed Councilor Harrison to UNRVA Board of Directors; Mayor can’t attend long-planned June 24 team-building retreat and asked that it be rescheduled to August; appointed Councilors Patton and Harrison and Mayor Pro Tem Branch to liaise with staff about retreat planning
1. Appearance Commission – One Alternate Vacancy
2. Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board – One Alternate Vacancy (Community Category)
3. Historic Cemeteries Advisory Board – Two Regular Vacancies
4. Human Relations Commission – Two Alternate Vacancies
5. Parks Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board – One Regular Vacancy
6. Planning Commission – Two Regular Vacancies
7. Police Advisory Board – One Alternate Vacancy
8. Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Centers Authority – One Regular Vacancy
9. Raleigh Transit Authority – One Alternate Vacancy
10. Substance Use Advisory Commission – One Regular Vacancy
1. Board of Adjustment – One Alternate Vacancy (County Appointee)
2. Centennial Authority – Two Regular Vacancies
3. Fair Housing Hearing Board – One Regular Vacancy
4. Human Relations Commission – One Regular Vacancy
5. Police Advisory Board – One Regular Vacancy (At-Large)
X. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
Y. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITY CLERK
1. Minutes – Various
Z. CLOSED SESSION
1. Enter into Closed Session
AA. OPEN SESSION
1. Return to Open Session
2. Recess Meeting
BB. 7:00 P.M. EVENING AGENDA
CC. PUBLIC COMMENT
1. Rules of Decorum for Public Comment
2. Voice Mail Public Comment
- Woody Biggs has been speaking about Glenwood South noise and crime issues for months and complained about how no action was taken until the Governor’s private residence was involved recently and only in that neighborhood. Wants to know when the new noise ordinance will pass. Mayor says June 20. Also asked about all the new restrictions against turning right on red and was told that was to try to cut down on pedestrian deaths.
- Octavia Rainey asked why staff told her that the City has no federal mandate to do 30% AMI housing.
- Brenda Williamson expressed concerns about suitability of roundabouts, lack of sidewalks in her neighborhood, and street flooding. Mayor asked staff to follow up.
- Lisa Hughet asking for an update on Missing Middle and what will be done as a result of resident input solicited by the City. Offered suggestions to improve the text change.
- Ann Sun illustrating how Missing Middle doesn’t work in her neighborhood on Barksdale Drive.
- Donna Bailey spoke about the hypocrisy of Council accepting survey results they like, but disregarding survey results they don’t like.
- Kesha Monk spoke about engagement problems, particularly with regard to the Shaw University rezoning case.
- Chris Crew asking for more focus on preservation when planning growth, and expressed concerns about the TOD.
- Frank Hielema thanked Councilor Jones for asking for a moratorium on Missing Middle, thanked Councilor Black for supporting her motion, and thanked Councilor Patton for moving to discuss the subject further in a closed session. Pointed out that former City Attorney who helped create Missing Middle has gone into private practice, and has now been hired to defend against the lawsuit brought by area residents. Expressed concerns about the TOD.
- Jalan Ward asking for support from the City for his community outreach efforts. Said he plans to run for Mayor. Mayor asked staff to follow up with him.
- Jenny McKenney asked for update on demands for police violence reforms and shared her concerns about official response to mental health crises. Mayor asked City Manager to provide an update. City Manager said staff will be making a proposal for an all-civilian response unit.
- Tim Niles pointed out that Comp Plan Vision Themes to include affordable housing are routinely ignored. Also pointed out the hypocrisy of Mayor Baldwin and Councilor Melton supporting Pride Month, but not being willing to condemn the NCGA anti-LGBTQ actions.
- Helen Tart spoke about development that helps preserve neighborhoods.
- Cole McMullin recommends additional bus routes and expanded operating hours and capacity. Expressed concerns that TOD will result in gentrification, pushing out people who ride the bus and replacing them with wealthy people who will not ride the bus.
- Hwa Huang also expressed concerns that TOD will result in gentrification, pushing out people who ride the bus and replacing them with wealthy people who will not ride the bus.
- Nicole Williams spoke eloquently about homelessness. Mayor asked for an update from staff who had been asked previously to follow up with Nicole.
- Rumal Ferguson making recommendations on City support for small businesses – educational support for potential new business owners about permitting. Also spoke about homelessness.
- Joshua Bradley suggesting that empty houses at Dix Park be used to house people in need. Asked for more support for social justice.
- Kimberly Muktarian on Hip Hop culture and oppression. Asked City to agree that racism is a public health, public safety, and a mental health crisis.
DD. MATTERS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING
- Statutory Public Hearing – Proposed FY2023-24 Operating and Capital Budgets
- Councilor Jones moved to allow three minutes per speaker instead of one minute. Mayor asked Attorney if that was legal and he said it was. Motion passed.
- Planning staff brought back recommendations for scheduling public hearings
- Speakers overwhelmingly talked about Raleigh’s housing crisis, as well as alternatives to RPD
2. Petition Annexation – AX-12-20 – Contiguous Outside ETJ – Hodge Road Assemblage (District C) (RESCHEDULED to June 20)
3. Rezoning Z-16-20: Hodge Rd, south of the intersection of Poole Road and Hodge Road (District C) (RESCHEDULED to June 20 due to notice issue)
4. Rezoning Z-93-22: South Wilmington Street Assemblage, north of Ileagnes Road — applicant requested public hearing be held open until 6/20 so that they can add conditions
5. Rezoning Z-01-23: Northwest of the intersection of Rock Quarry Rd. and Barwell Rd. (District C) — approved unanimously
6. Text Change TC-19-21: Protective Yards — approved unanimously
7. Text Change TC-1-22: Mobile Retail — approved unanimously
1. Adjourn Meeting
C. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Consent Agenda Process
2. Triangle J Council of Governments – Charter Revisions and Name Change – Central Pines Regional Council
3. Installment Financing for Vehicles and Equipment
4. Fees Schedule Ordinance – Amendment – Convention and Performing Arts Center
5. Resolution – Police K9 Service Dog Retirement and Donation
D. CONSENT AGENDA – PETITION ANNEXATIONS
1. Petition Annexation – AX-11-23- Contiguous, Inside ETJ – 4424 Lead Mine Rd (District A)
2. Petition Annexation – AX-40-22- Contiguous inside ETJ – 7630 ACC Boulevard (District E)
3. Petition Annexation – AX-07-23- Contiguous inside ETJ – 2300, 2302, 2304 Doran Place (District C)
4. Petition Annexation – AX-10-23- Contiguous inside ETJ – 5810 Creedmore Road (District A)
5. Petition Annexation – AX-15-23- Contiguous inside ETJ – 6121 Ponderosa Road (District A)
6. Petition Annexation – AX-16-23- Contiguous inside ETJ – 8014 Broad Street (District A)
7. Petition Annexation – AX-18-23- Non-Contiguous, Inside ETJ – 2301, 2309 Old Milburnie Road (District B)
8. Petition Annexation – AX-19-23- Contiguous inside ETJ – 5017 Forestville Road (District B)
E. CONSENT AGENDA – EASEMENTS
1. Easement Request – 4314 Poole Road
F. CONSENT AGENDA – STORM DRAINAGE
1. Storm Drainage – Stream Stabilization Program – New Project Approvals
2. Storm Drainage – Drainage Assistance Program – New Project Approvals
G. CONSENT AGENDA – CONTRACTS AND CONSULTANT SERVICES
1. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Funding – GoTriangle, Town of Cary, Wake County, and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
2. Contract Services – Risk Management Insurance Portfolio – Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
3. Contract Services – Falls Lake Water Quality Monitoring – North Carolina State University Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology
4. Contract Services – Asphalt Rejuvenation Service – Pavement Technology, Inc.
5. Contract Services – Security Services – Andy Frain Services, Inc.
H. CONSENT AGENDA – PERSONNEL CHANGES
1. Position Reclassification – Engineering Services
2. Position Reclassification – Engineering Services
I. CONSENT AGENDA – STREET CLOSING REQUESTS
1. Street Closing STC-13-2022: Norris Street Right-of-Way
J. CONSENT AGENDA – BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND TRANSFERS
1. Budget Amendment – Year End Fuel Transfer
2. Budget Transfer – Mobile Station Direction Finder Equipment
K. CONSENT AGENDA – BIDS
1. Bid Award – Studios at 2800 Extended Stay Hotel – Fire Alarm Upgrade – Troy Hutchins Construction LLC
2. Bid Award – Group B Sidewalks Project along Spring Forest Road, East Millbrook Road and North New Hope Road – SA Hauling & Utilities LLC
3. Bid Award – Oberlin Road Streetscape Project – Moffat Pipe, Inc.
4. Public Bid Waiver – Mobile Station Direction Finder Equipment – Jacobs Technology Inc.
L. CONSENT AGENDA – TRAFFIC
1. Speed Limit Reductions – Brookside Drive, Cross Street, Heath Street, S. Carver Street, S. Fisher Street, Star Street, Fountain Drive, Curtis Drive, Curthay Court, Olde Birch Drive, and Wake Towne Drive
2. No Parking Zone – N Boundary Street
3. Mixed Use Loading Zone – 100 Brooks Avenue
4. Traffic Schedule Updates