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  • Take Action
  • City Calendar
  • News You Can Use
  • Covid-19 info
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Take Action!

  • Sign up by 5pm today, Friday, 12/4, to speak at the December 8 Planning Commission meeting
  • Sign up to speak by 5pm, Friday, 12/11 to participate in the public hearing on Downtown South at the December 15 special City Council meeting
  • Take the survey on Proposed Floodplain Regulations by January 31

City Calendar

  • The meetings listed below appear on the City’s Events Calendar at
  • Virtual meetings are broadcast live on RTN11, on the City’s website  or at the City’s Youtube channel
  • To participate in some meetings, you must sign up in advance.
  • Check for latest calendar updates, agendas, and information on participating in virtual meetings.

Friday, December 4

  • Sign up by 5pm to speak at the December 8 Planning Commission meeting

Monday, December 7

  • 7pm — RWCA meeting on Downtown South, Zoom
  • 7pm — Central CAC, Zoom,

Tuesday, December 8

  • 9am — Planning Commission, view via the city’s website; the city’s YouTube Channel or Channel RTN-11, agenda includes
    • Z-13-20: Downtown South
    • Z-28-20: Glenwood Ave
    • Z-29-20: W South St
    • Z-35-20: Wade Ave
    • Z-40-20: Hillsborough St
    • Z-43-20: Trailwood
    • Z-45-20: Buffaloe/New Hope
    • Z-46-20: Creedmoor
  • 12n — Raleigh Convention Center and Performing Arts Centers Authority, for information on public participation, contact Ashley Pekrul at 919-996-8504.
  • 4pm — Arts Commission Executive Committee
  • 6pm — Floodplain Regulations, Register
  • 7pm — Hillsborough-Wade CAC, Zoom, Agenda includes
    • Welcome
    • Announcements
    • RPD Report
    • Presentation of the Oberlin Road Streetscape
    • Presentation of proposed development on Oberlin Road (between Roberts and Bedford) No rezoning required
    • Open Discussion
  • 7pm — One Wake Downtown South Action Meeting, Register

Wednesday, December 9

  • 12n — Substance Use Advisory Commission, join via Zoom or via phone at 1-646-558-8656 with the Webinar ID 829 8484 0906
  • 4pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Community Outreach Committee, to participate, please contact Mary Persson at
  • 5pm — RHDC Certificate of Appropriateness Committee, view via the city’s website; the city’s YouTube Channel or Channel RTN-11, for instructions on how to listen by phone, please contact Collette Kinane at 919-996-2649, agenda includes
    • COA-0057-2020: 213 E SOUTH STREET
    • COA-0138-2020: 1 MIMOSA STREET
    • COA-0156-2020: 1104 W LENOIR STREET
    • COA-0171-2020: 523 N BLOODWORTH STREET
    • COA-0173-2020: 807 W SOUTH STREET
    • COA-0130-2020: 316 E CABARRUS STREET
    • COA-0123-2020: 527 EUCLID STREET
    • COA-0131-2020: 616 WILLS FOREST STREET
    • COA-0137-2020: 215 E CABARRUS STREET
    • COA-0150-2020: 416 BOYLAN AVENUE
    • COA-0151-2020: 426 S PERSON STREET
    • COA-0114-2020: 1301 FILMORE STREET
    • COA-0157-2020: 624 N BOUNDARY STREET
    • COA-0160-2020: 118 N BLOODWORTH STREET
    • COA-0161-2020: 510 S PERSON STREET
    • COA-0163-2020: 7 W HARGETT STREET
    • COA-0169-2020: 715 S BOYLAN AVENUE
    • COA-0174-2020: 713 OBERLIN ROAD
    • COA-0179-2020: 330 E DAVIE STREET
    • SUB-0046-2020: 801 N BLOODWORTH STREET

Thursday, December 10

  • 10am — Human Services Agency Funding Workshop, Register
  • 11am – Planning Commission, special meeting on equity in the planning process, view on the city’s YouTube Channel or for instructions on how to listen by phone, please contact JP Mansolf at 919-996-2180.
  • 1pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Policy Committee, to participate, please contact Barbara Godwin at
  • 3:30pm — Raleigh Transit Authority, view via the city’s website; the city’s YouTube Channel or Channel RTN-11
  • 4pm — Planning Commission Transportation Committee
  • 6pm — Human Relations Commission, join via Zoom or via phone at 1-301-715-8592 with the Webinar ID 842 7921 7143
  • 6pm — Community Outreach Committee
  • 7pm – Council Member David Cox hosts a Community Meeting to Discuss Downtown South, Join Zoom Meeting,…
    Meeting ID: 958 6595 9608, Passcode: vote2021, One tap mobile
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Friday, December 11

  • 12:30pm — The Study Group on Council Terms/Salaries and Voter Engagement/Participation. The meeting can be viewed online via Zoom.

  • Sign up to speak by 5pm, Friday, 12/11 to participate in the public hearing on Downtown South at the December 15 special City Council meeting


News You Can Use

  • Draft Annual Report to HUD Available for Public Comment. The City of Raleigh’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020 is available for public comment from December 1 through December 15, 2020. This report summarizes how the City used federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and local funding in carrying out its housing and community development programs during this time frame.The draft CAPER and draft CAPER Summary can be viewed on the City’s website, or may be obtained by emailing Shawn McNamara, program manager. Citizens may also request a copy by phone at 919-996-4330, or by mail at City of Raleigh, Housing and Neighborhoods Department, Community Development Division, 421 Fayetteville St., Suite 1200. The public has until December 15, 2020 to review and submit written comments. Comments can be emailed to,
  • The City of Raleigh Community Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) for the program year beginning July 1, 2021 is now available on the City’s website. Only applications from nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation from the federal Internal Review Service (IRS) will be reviewed.

    Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2021. Interested applicants must attend one of two mandatory virtual Pre-proposal Workshops to be held online December 2, 2020 and December 4, 2020. If you have questions, or to obtain a copy of the application form, budget form, or score card, please contact John Niffenegger in the Housing and Neighborhoods Department. He may also be reached at 919-996-6961.

  • The 2021-2022 Human Services Agency Funding Application is available! The City of Raleigh annually awards Human Services Agency Funding to local nonprofit agencies who provide direct services to the elderly, youth, differently- abled, substance users, and those who are homeless. Proposed programs and projects must benefit low- income persons and households residing in Raleigh. Agencies must be headquartered in Raleigh.  Funds are awarded through a competitive review process. View the FY22 Human Services Agency Funding Application & Instructions.Completed applications must be received by the Office Equity and Inclusion no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2020
  • City Manager’s Weekly Report


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