This budget does NOT adequately provide for affordable housing, despite the $80 million bond. The parks bond is $250 million. Apparently the Dix Park and Smoky Hollow Parks are more important than making sure our residents are properly and affordably housed. The small amount allocated for rehabbing naturally occurring housing is not getting the job done.
Council unanimously approves FY24 budget.
June 6 City Council Meetings HIGHLIGHTS 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...
Highlights from June 5 Budget Work Session — focus on budget notes and parking rate/fee changes
Election Reform, City budget, housing, crime, and rezoning requests
Updates on Transportation Bond Implementation and Recommendations on Parks Bond Implementation
o Agency Grants Recommendations
o Human Resources Update
o FY2024-2028 Capital Improvement Program Update
o Annual Fee Adjustments
o Parking Fee Adjustments
Proposed fee increases for residents – stormwater, water, and solid waste services
Proposed fee adjustments (50% decreasing and 42% increasing) for developers
An $8-$12M deficit predicted in FY26 for GoRaleigh bus service; fares brought in about $3.5M so even if fares are re-introduced, there would still be a significant gap
There has been much activity to address issues with Glenwood South, but problems remain
HIGHLIGHTS Councilor Patton’s request to defer Shaw rezoning due to her unavailability on April 4 was voted down; public hearing will be April 4. Rezoning Z-55-22: Johnson Street, held open until April 4 for further negotiation. Rezoning Z-75-22: Edwards Mill Road,...
Highlights Mayor Baldwin absent and excused Significant gaps projected over the next five years as revenue growth projected to be less than expense growth Public Hearing on budget scheduled for June 3 Employment costs (salary and benefits) continue to rise...