The Mecca restaurant sign downtown.

Council Roundup: Councilors Disagree on Sign Task Force Role

City Councilors this week disagreed on the scope of work for the newly formed sign task force. Councilors also asked that the city attorney’s office fight a state ordinance that would take away the city’s ability to regulate trees and approved the eighth design contract amendment for Forest Ridge Park, a two-hour parking restriction on Seaboard Station Drive and more road races.

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Council: Mental Health Advocates Want Say in Dix Park

Raleigh’s mental health advocates want to consider those with mental illness during the Dix Park planning phase. In other business at this week's meeting, Councilors approved two more road races this year, asked for 30-minute musician loading zones and will begin holding town meetings in their districts.

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Roundup: Sanitary Sewer Overhaul to Affect Residents

During their first work session, Raleigh City Councilors Tuesday received a preview of the second phase of improvements to the Crabtree Creek sanitary sewer system. In other business, Councilors approved the city’s involvement in an open data pilot program and more road races for the year.

The Fayetteville District is the most desired on-street parking zone in the downtown area.

Council Roundup: The Expense of Metered Parking

Raleigh City Councilors Tuesday approved a contract extension with the company responsible for the downtown parking meters. Councilors also delayed a vote on a new pawnbroker’s license, approved a new stormwater management device and added more road races have been to the calendar.

Raleigh's Road Races have been the source of much contention lately

Council Roundup: One Day, One Neighborhood, Two Road Races

Council roundup: The policy debate about road races continues after City Councilors this week approved two races in the same neighborhood for a Sunday in May. Councilors also approved the agenda for their retreat next week in Wilmington and are getting ready to kick off public meetings to revise the rules for historic districts.

Moore Square. Photo by Leo Suarez.

Council Roundup: Food Distribution Center Approved

Councilors Tuesday approved a new, but temporary, food distribution facility downtown for Raleigh’s homeless. They also approved a loan for an affordable housing development and made new committee assignments. Councilors also set public hearings for three rezoning cases and approved road races for the early part of the winter.