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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.

Saturday, September 12

  • 11am — Unite the Vote, Virtual Nonpartisan Political Forum, (Races: US Senate, US House of Representatives, NC Council of State, Chief & Associate Justice, Court of Appeals, Soil and Water Conservation), Virtual forums will be held via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live (   Register 

Monday, September 14

  • 1pm — Board of Adjustment, agenda includes
    • BOA-0014-2020: 1217 Lorimer Rd
    • A-17-20: 0 and 2281 S. New Hope Rd. and 5125 and 5135 Rock Quarry Rd.
    • A-18-20: 0 and 2055 S. New Hope Rd.
    • BOA-0033-2020: 0 and 2055 S. New Hope Rd.
    • A-19-20: 0 and 2055 S. New Hope Rd.
    • BOA-0020-2020: 1641 Glenwood Avenue
    • A-20-20: 1641 Glenwood Avenue
    • A-23-20: 1641 Glenwood Avenue
    • BOA-0024-2020: 913 Spring Forest Road
    • A-21-20: 913 Spring Forest Road
    • A-22-2020: 913 Spring Forest Road
    • BOA-0025-2020: 11008 Ingleside Place
  • 4pm — Greenway and Urban Trees Committee
  • 7pm — Central CAC, Join via Zoom or by phone 301-715-8592, PIN: 954-493-778-59, agenda includes
    • Chavis Park Update
    • COVID testing
    • Census 2020
    • Food resources
    • Housing resources
    • State of Downtown Event
    • Community Engagement Process Report
    • Dix Area Edge Study: Request for Community Leaders and Neighborhood Ambassadors
    • Equitable Development Around Transit
    • Affordable Housing Bond and Fair Housing Discrimination Webinars
    • Open Forum
  • 7pm — Southwest Raleigh Community Engagement Meeting, Register
    • Police Report: Sgt. Terrence Knuckles
    • Inspections Report: David Johnson
    • Zoning Case Z-25-20 Olympia-Strayer
    • Zoning Case Z-25-19 Maywood at Earp’s Seafood
    • Proposed Rezoning Kirkland Drive (OX-3)
    • Census Progress: John Hinshaw
    • Council Update: District D Councilor Stormie Forte

Tuesday, September 15

  • 7:45am — Raleigh Historic Development Commission, agenda includes
    • NAPC Forum Follow-up
    • Weaver House Status
    • Preservation Revolving Fund
    • Comprehensive Plan 101
  • 11:30am — City Council Work Session, agenda includes
    • Parks and Transportation Bond Projects Status Update
    • Strategic Plan Review – Organizational Excellence Key Focus Area
  • 1pm — City Council Afternoon Session, agenda includes
    • Public Comment
    • Planning Commission Report
    • Rezoning Z-48-19: 1100 St. Albans Drive located at the intersection of St. Albans Drive and Wake Forest Road (District A) – recommend 10/6 hearing
    • Rezoning Z-15-20: Carolina Avenue & Grove Avenue, 650 feet south of Western Boulevard, on the south side of Barstow Drive (District D) – recommend 10/6 hearing
    • Rezoning Z-25-20: 3421 Olympia Drive, south of the intersection of Olympia Drive and S Wilmington Street (District D) – recommend 10/6 hearing
    • Text Change TC-6-20: Neighborhood Transition Requirements and Senior Housing – recommend 10/6 hearing
    • City Council Racial Equity Training
    • Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Training
    • Equitable Development around Transit: Report and Next Steps
    • Rezoning Z-53-19: 5512 & 5514 Thornton Road. On its south side, one quarter mile east of Wild Wood Forest Drive (District B)
    • Z-8-20: 510 Carolina Avenue, approximately 300 feet south of the intersection of Carolina Avenue and Western Boulevard (District D)
    • Human Relations Commission – Vacancies
    • Raleigh Police Department After Action Report
    • PNC Arena Long-Term Planning and Tri-Party Agreement Update
    • Transportation Program Policy Updates and Projects Lists
    • Floodprone Area Regulations
    • Unfit for Human Habitation
    • Public Nuisance Abatement – Property Liens
    • Petition Annexation – Contiguous Inside ETJ – 921 Trailwood Drive (District D)
    • Street Closing STC-1-2020: Old US 64 Highway – Portions of Right-of-Way (District C)
    • Street Closing STC-2-20: Spring Street and East Drive (District D)
    • Street Closing STC-5-2020: Barrow Drive/Departure Drive (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-47-19: Located on the east side of Duraleigh Road on the south side of where it crosses the Crabtree Creek (District E)
    • Rezoning Z-7-20: 1200, 1204 E Millbrook Rd, approximately 500 feet west of its intersection with Falls of Neuse Rd (District A)
    • Individual Reports from the Mayor and Council Members
    • Appearance Commission – One Vacancy
    • Parks, Recreation & Greenway Advisory Board – Two Vacancies
    • Report and Recommendation of the City Attorney – Evidentiary Hearing – Subdivision SUB-0054-2019 – 542 E. Jones Street
  • 4pm — Planning Commission Text Change Commission, agenda includes
    • Text Change TC-14-19: Site Plan/Plot Plan and Revisions
    • Text Change: TC-4-20 Infill Setbacks and Height
  • 5:30pm — Arts Commission, The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at US: +1 312 626 6799 and Webinar ID: 981 6218 4257

Wednesday, September 16

  • 12:30pm — Fair Housing Hearing Board, The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-646-558-8656 with the Webinar ID 858 0589 7014
  • 5pm — Drive-Thru Construction Safety Expo, The expo will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the City’s Solid Waste Services Facility, 620 Beacon Lake Drive in Raleigh.
  • 7pm — RCAC Meeting via Zoom

Thursday, September 17

  • 9am — Raleigh Civil Service Commission
  • 9am — Planning Commission Strategic Planning Committee
  • 12n — Mayor’s Committee for Service to Persons with Disabilities
  • 1pm — Pedestrian Planning Committee, To participate, please contact Barbara Godwin at
  • 2pm — Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual State of Downtown, Register and ask for your free copy of the report
  • 4:30pm — Appearance Commission
  • 6pm — Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board, Join on Zoom. The public can also call in via phone at the number 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID 913 6998 4049, agenda includes
    • All Faith Chapel Naming Request
    • PRCR Teen Programs – Raleigh Youth Council Presentation
    • Horseshoe Farm Management Plan Update
    • FY21 PRGAB Work Plan Approval
  • 7pm — First of a three-part series on Affordable Housing, Register


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