The Council Record

The Council Record Archive

The Council Record is an informal but nevertheless comprehensive look at the most recent City Council meeting that replaced our standard Council coverage in 2016.


June 21, 2016 Council Work & Afternoon Sessions
At their most recent meeting, City Councilors approved Phase I of a redevelopment plan for Chavis Park, granted a waiver for a North Raleigh redevelopment case and discussed a controversial rezoning case for a Christian Pregnancy Center on Jones Franklin — although they will not vote on the case until July 5.

June 7, 2016 Council Afternoon & Evening Sessions
In a surprise move, Councilors voted 4-4 on whether to approve a text change legalizing short-term rentals, a vote that will send the matter back to the drawing board. Plus: everything else that happened over the five and a half hours that Council met for on Tuesday. 

May 17, 2016 Council Work Session & Afternoon Meeting
Councilors on Tuesday heard updates on the City’s latest Bike Plan and received a breakdown of the FY2017 budget. Plus: a vote to rebid Moore Square, and the approval of an Oberlin Road rezoning case.  

May 10, 2016 Council Work Session
City Council met this week for a work session, where they discussed Southeast Raleigh Tennis Courts, greener stormwater control measures and the Moore Square Park renovation project.

May 3, 2016 Council Meeting
Councilors this week tackled a wide variety of issues, ranging from affordable housing to upscale wedding venues and a call for greater police accountability and a citizens oversight board.

April 19, 2016 Council Meeting
Councilors had a full day Tuesday, discussing everything from the planning of Dix Park to the second phase of renovations for Hillsborough Street. Plus: a resolution on HB2, and a decision that killed a planned mixed-use development on Hillsborough Street.

April 5, 2016 Council Meeting
A relatively short and uneventful afternoon session of City Council was combined with a lengthy, agenda-packed evening session where Councilors heard five rezoning cases and eight public petitions from citizens, including a lengthy dialogue on police accountability in Raleigh.

March 15, 2016 Council Meeting
City Council discussed everything from body-worn police cameras to designated food truck zones and an update on the City’s acquisition of Dix Park.

March 1, 2016 Council Meeting
City Council held two brief sessions March 1, where they approved a new dangerous dog ordinance and appropriated funds to Advance Community Health and Wake up Wake County.

February 16, 2016 Council Meeting
This week, City Councilors discussed everything from the bikeshare program to Raleigh’s Municipal Service Districts. Plus, a special poem from Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson!

February 1, 2016 Council Meeting
City Councilors discussed a number of issues February 1, including a new Arts Plan, a few text changes and rezonings plus and the all-important issue of shortening the names of one of its committees.

January 19, 2016 Council Meeting
On January 16, City Councilors issued a rezoning approval, entered into further discussion of the dangerous dog ordinance and disagreed over a two-hour parking restriction.

January 5, 2016 Council Meeting
Councilors kicked off the new year with talks on everything from the City’s two municipal service districts to hotel parking requirements and discussions on a handful of rezoning cases.