- Accessory Commercial Units/elimination of residential zoning – approved with slight modifications 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting
- Council voted 6 to 2, with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting, to put a $275M Parks bond on the November ballot with public hearing set for July 5.
- Wake Bus Rapid Transit approved 7 to 1 with Councilor Cox dissenting
- 35 speakers signed up for budget hearing – only 2 in support. Council will vote on budget at June 13 work session.
- Year-round pools continue to operate; seasonal pools hope to phase in openings beginning June 10, weekends only.
- Economic Development & Innovation Committee next meeting June 28 at 1:30pm on social districts.
- Growth & Natural Resources Committee next meeting June 28 at 4pm to discuss ARPA opportunities.
- Safe, Vibrant, & Healthy Communities Committee next meeting June 28 at 11:30am to discuss Midtown Municipal Services District and ARPA opportunities.
- Transportation & Transit Committee next meeting on Capital North Corridor Plan on June 23 at 3pm.
- Virtual District E Listening Session on June 16 at 7pm
- City is working on legal solution to be able to issue criminal citations for violations on Glenwood South; currently NC Legislature makes that difficult.
- Mayor Baldwin proposed a communications task force to help with strategic development of public communications.
- Public comment speakers were mostly critical of council – asked councilors to return contributions from homophobes like John Kane, chastised councilors for lack of engagement, asked for better protection for reproductive care clinics, criticized City compensation, and how relations between police and the community have deteriorated.
- Councilor Buffkin violated the code of conduct by insulting Councilor Cox.
- Approved – see details at end of report
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
- The following items are scheduled for public hearing at the City Council meeting on June 21, 2022.
- Annexation Petition AX-30-21 – 3501, 3529, 3601, 05, 07 Rock Quarry Road & 2400, 12 Sunnybrook Road (District C)
- Rezoning Z-61-21 – 316 W. Edenton Street (District D) (Held open from 5/17/22)
- Rezoning Z-73-21 – 10909, 10913 Leesville Road (District E)
- Rezoning Z-87-21 – Glenwood Avenue & West North Street (District D)
- Rezoning Z-92-21 – Nowell Road and Corporate Center Drive (District D)
- Rezoning Z-13-22 – 5810 Creedmoor Road (District A)
- Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-14-21: Busway Streets
- Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-4-22: Wyncote Drive Street Plan
- Rezoning Z-89-21 Davie Street, at the southeast corner of W. Davie Street and S. Dawson Street (District D) – scheduled for July 5 public hearing
- Rezoning Z-3-22: 1245, 1251 Daladams Drive, at the eastern terminus on the north side. (District D) – scheduled for July 5 public hearing
- Text Change TC-2-21: Parking Structure Screening and Lighting – granted 90-day extension
- Text Change TC-21-21: Cameron Park NCOD – granted 30-day extension
- Rezoning Z-57-21: New Bern Avenue and Bart Street, at the southwest corner of the intersection of New Bern Avenue with Poole Road and Battery Drive (District C) – withdrawn
- City Annexation Policy – Request for Exception – 3540 Auburn Knightdale Road – Council initially split 4 to 4; then voted 5 to 3 to direct staff to draft a policy exception
- 2022 Parks Bond – Resolution and Notice of Intent – first formal vote on $275M for Parks; approved 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte in opposition; public hearing will be held July 5
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITY MANAGER
- Authorize Text Amendment – Unified Development Ordinance – Construction Signs and Involuntary Non-Conformities. Unanimously authorized proposed text changes to:
- Permit government-owned temporary signage within the public right-of-way
- CIP acquisition of easements, including for public street right-of-way, will not create non-conformities
- Permit replacement or resumption of limited site elements following such acquisition
- Lake Wheeler Road Improvements Project – Design and Status Update
- Councilor Cox questions why developer isn’t paying for road improvements; staff will bring back a report
- Mayor Pro Tem Stewart and Councilor Melton express concerns about pedestrian and bicycle safety
- Parks and Recreation presentation about City pools and staff shortages
- Have 85 lifeguards; need ~150 to operate fully
- Year-round pools continue to operate
- Seasonal pools hope to phase in openings beginning June 10, weekends only
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION COMMITTEE
- Next meeting June 28 at 1:30pm on social districts. Will take up ARPA funding opportunities after summer break.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE GROWTH & NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
- Next meeting June 28 at 4pm to discuss ARPA opportunities
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE SAFE, VIBRANT, AND HEALTHY COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
- Next meeting June 28 at 11:30am to discuss Midtown Municipal Services District and ARPA opportunities
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT COMMITTEE
- Next meeting on Capital North Corridor Plan on June 23 at 3pm
REPORT FROM THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
- Councilor Cox asked about Legislature’s bill that hampers City’s ability to issue criminal citations for incidents on Glenwood South; City is working on legal solutions.
- Councilor Knight makes motion to bring back Wild & Dangerous Animal ordinance on June 21. Mayor Baldwin asks that associated costs information be provided as well. Hosting virtual District E Listening Session on June 16 at 7pm.
- Mayor Baldwin proposes a communications task force to help with strategic development of public communications. She also announced appointments to Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities and Raleigh Housing Authority and asked that those committees be restructured to be handled the same as other boards and commissions.
- Haley Kinsler condemning councilors taking money from noted homophobe John Kane
- Ross Yeager about issues with Glenwood South
- Martha Brock about transit
- Christina Jones about skewed priorities and lack of trust with Council.
- Kristen Havlik asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics.
- Hwa Huang asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics and chastised City for being too fearful of repercussions and lawsuits.
- Cole McMullin asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics and that councilors taking money from homophobes.
- Lisa Hughet asking for a virtual participation option at Council meetings. City Attorney Robin Tatum lied and said it was illegal, but it’s not.
- Elizabeth Fulks sharing information about understaffing at 911 Center and about being undervalued. Salary increases are being considered.
- Caitlin Peterson asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics and public safety funding.
- Shawn Stephenson from Raleigh Rowing Club praising City support for Parks.
- Ashley Pierrot asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics.
- Arianna Alvarez asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics and expressed her appreciation for and support of firefighters.
- Connor Beckerle asked for better safety protection at reproductive care clinics.
- Dave Parnell in support of Western Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit and Transit Oriented Development.
- Octavia Raney spoke on how relations between police and the community have deteriorated.
- Mary Dulberg about compensation equity and asked for hybrid meetings.
- Statutory Public Hearing – Proposed FY2022-23 Operating and Capital Budgets – 33 people signed up to speak in opposition; 2 in support; issues included first responder pay, police violence, budget priorities, MSD funding, one-minute limit on public hearing, need for Spanish language interpreters,
- Water and Sewer System Development Fees – approved 7 to 1 with Councilor Cox dissenting.
- Street Closing STC-13-2021: Portion of Seaboard Avenue – approved unanimously
- Woodbridge Sewer Extension – Confirmation of Assessable Cost and Assessments – approved unanimously
- Rezoning Z-45-21: Navaho Drive, beginning 150 feet west of Wake Forest Road (District A) – left hearing open to come back in two weeks for new conditions to be discussed
- Rezoning Z-76-21: 12117 Strickland Road, approximately one third of a mile east of its intersection with Ray Road (District A) – approved 5 to 3, with Councilors Forte, Branch, and Cox dissenting. Meanwhile Councilor Buffkin violated the code of conduct by insulting Councilor Cox.
- Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-10-21 and the Western Boulevard Corridor Study: Wake Bus Rapid Transit – lots of speakers against transit gentrification – approved 7 to 1 with Councilor Cox dissenting
- Text Change TC-12-21: Accessory Commercial Units/elimination of residential zoning – approved with slight modifications 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting
- Consent Agenda Process
- Federal Grant Restriction – John Chavis Memorial Park – Authorize Recordation of Instrument
- Historic Landmark Designations – Pitysmont and Mordecai Whitehall
- Donation of Athletic Equipment – Micro Soccer Pitch – Bucy Foundation
- Resolution – Police K9 Service Dog Retirement and Donation
- Petition Annexation – AX-7-22- Contiguous Inside ETJ – 6100 Fox Road (District B)
- Petition Annexation – AX-9-22- Contiguous Inside ETJ – 2300 & 2310 Tryon Road (District D)
- Petition Annexation – AX-11-22- Deferral- Non Contiguous Inside ETJ – 4308 Forestville Road (District B)
- Contract Services – Risk Management Insurance Portfolio – Willis of North America Inc.
- Contract Services – Parking Agreement – Red Hat – Amendment No. 1
- Contract Services – Parking Deck Equipment Replacement – SkiData, Inc.
- Street Closing STC-02-2022: Morgan Street Alley Right-of-Way
- Street Closing STC-05-2022: Penmarc Drive Right-of-Way
- 320 S West Street – Various
- 121 Fayetteville Street – Outward Door Swing
- 150 Fayetteville Street – Outward Door Swing
- Transit Operating and Grant Adjustments
- Raleigh Youth Summit – Sponsorship – Civic Federal Credit Union
- Brighton Road and Rawls Drive Sidewalks Improvements
- Carolina Pines Improvement Project
- Bid Award – Rocky Branch Sanitary Sewer Improvements – Moffat Pipe, Inc.
- Bid Award -Martin Pond Road Water Main Extension – Park Construction Co.
- No Parking Zone – Hoyle Drive
- Multi-way Stops – E Davie Street at S East Street & Melbourne Road at Powell Drive
- Speed Limit Reductions – Coltrane Court, Thelonious Drive, Waters Drive, Kitt Place, Gilliam Lane, Lake Drive, and Plateau Lane
- Annual Street Resurfacing Program – New Bicycle Lanes