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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.

Monday, September 7

  • Labor Day holiday — City offices closed

Tuesday, September 8

  • 9am — Planning Commission, agenda includes
    • Text Change TC-6-20: Neighborhood Transition Requirements and Senior Housing
    • Rezoning Z-24-19 Raleigh Beach Rd PD, on the north side of New Bern Avenue, on the east and west sides of N. Rogers Lane (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-14-20: Macon Pond Road, southwest of its intersection with Edwards Mill Road (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-19-20: Fox Road, at the northeast and southeast corners of Fox Road and Louisburg Road, approximately 0.7 miles north of New Hope Road (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-20-20: 0 Gorman Street, west of its intersection with Shire Ln (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-30-20: 5329 Departure Dr, approximately 500 feet south of its intersection with Spring Forest Road (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-31-20 Woodlawn Drive, at the northwest and northeast corners of its intersection with Brookvalley Drive (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-32-20; At the northeast corner of the intersection of Falls of Neuse Rd and Harps Mill (District A)
    • Rezoning Z-14-19 and Master Plan MP-1-19: 1208 South Blount Street, consisting of the block created by Blount, Person, Bragg, and Branch streets (District C)
    • Rezoning Z-15-20 Carolina Avenue & Grove Avenue, 650 feet south of Western Boulevard, on the south side of Barstow Drive (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-24-20 6125 Buffaloe Road, on its north side, one mile west of I-540 (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-25-20: 3421 Olympia Drive, south of the intersection of Olympia Drive and S Wilmington Street (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-48-19 1100 St. Albans Drive located at the intersection of St. Albans Drive and Wake Forest Road (District A)
  • 12n — Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Center Authority Meeting, For information on public participation, contact Ashley Pekrul at 919-996-8504.
  • 4pm — City Council work session, agenda includes
    • Community Engagement Followup
    • Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Disparity Study
    • Pedestrian Safety Review
    • Street Naming Process and Criteria
  • 4pm — Arts Commission Executive Committee
  • 6pm — Free Housing Discrimination Webinar — English Session, Complete the Zoom registration 

Wednesday, September 9

  • 12n — Substance Use Advisory Commission, The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-646-558-8656 with the Webinar ID 829 8484 0906
  • 6pm — Free Housing Discrimination Webinar — Spanish Session, Complete the Zoom Registration

Thursday, September 10

  • 5pm — Drive-through 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
  • 5pm — Unite the Vote, Virtual Nonpartisan Political Forum, (Races: District Court Judges, Wake County Commissioners, Board of Education), Virtual forums will be held via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live (   Register 
  • 6pm — Human Relations Commission, The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-301-715-8592 with Web ID # 842 7921 7143
  • 6pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Community Outreach Committee, To participate, please contact Mary Persson at

Friday, September 11

  • Sign up to speak at the September 15 City Council meeting by 5 p.m. Friday, September 11. The web form will appear on this page when the sign up window is open or you may call the Clerk’s office at 919-996-3040.  A similar process exists to sign up to speak at Public Hearings.  Learn more here.

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 


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