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City Council

Raleigh's Governing Body

Last updated Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:56 am
Raleigh Municipal Building

Raleigh Municipal Building

  • Upcoming Meeting

  • Work Session 11:30 a.m.
  • Regular Meeting 1:00 p.m.
  • Current Agenda
  • Meets: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday
  • Meeting Location

  • Municipal Building
  • 222 W. Hargett St.
  • Work Session: Room 305; Regular Meeting: Council Chamber
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

Public Participation

Raleigh City Council encourages citizen input. One of the ways to provide such input is to petition to address the City Council during a Council meeting.

Petition To Appear Before City Council: To schedule an appearance before Council please submit a Request & Petition of Citizens to City of Raleigh Council form to the City Clerk by 12 p.m. on Tuesday of the week preceding the scheduled Council meeting. Additional support information should be submitted along with the request. The request form contains completion and submission directions. It is not necessary to submit a request to speak during scheduled public hearings.

Purpose

The City Council is Raleigh's governing body, consisting of eight members who are elected for two-year terms. Three of the members, including the mayor, are elected at large, while the other members are elected from five districts. The City Council sets City policy, enacts laws and adopts the City budget each year.

Mission Statement

  • We are a 21st Century City of Innovation focusing on environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.
  • We conserve and protect our environmental resources through best practices and cutting edge conservation and stewardship, land use, infrastructure and building technologies.
  • We welcome growth and diversity through policies and programs that will protect, preserve and enhance Raleigh's existing neighborhoods, natural amenities, rich history, and cultural and human resources for future generations.
  • We lead to develop an improved neighborhood quality of life and standard of living for all our citizens.
  • We work with our universities, colleges, citizens and regional partners to promote emerging technologies, create new job opportunities and cultivate local businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • We recruit and train a 21st Century staff with the knowledge and skill sets to carry out this mission, through transparent civic engagement and providing the very best customer service to our current citizens in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

On January 30-31, 2014, City Council held a retreat and agreed to begin the strategic planning process for the City that will be based on these areas of emphasis:

  • A Safe, Vibrant and Healthy Community;
  • Transportation and Transit;
  • Economic Development and Innovation;
  • Arts and Cultural Resources;
  • Growth and Natural Resources; and,
  • Organizational Excellence.

Committees

Budget & Economic Development Committee

Members: Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Chair, Kay Crowder, Eugene Weeks, Russ Stephenson

Agenda Packet

Meets: 11:00 a.m. second and fourth Tuesday

Meeting Location: Conference Room 305, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street.

Current Agenda

Comprehensive Planning Committee

Members: Russ Stephenson, Chair, Kay Crowder, Bonner Gaylord, Eugene Weeks

Agenda Packet

Meets: 4:00 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday

Meeting Location: City Council Chamber, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street

Current Agenda

Technology and Communications Committee

Members: Bonner Gaylord, Chair, Mary-Ann Baldwin, Wayne Maiorano

Agenda Packet

Meets: 3:00 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday

Meeting Location: Conference Room 305, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street

Current Agenda

Public Works Committee

Members: Eugene Weeks, Chair, John Odom, Wayne Maiorano

Agenda Packet

Meets: 5:00 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday

Meeting Location: City Council Chamber, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street

Current Agenda

Law and Public Safety Committee

Members: Mary-Ann Baldwin, Chair, John Odom, Wayne Maiorano

Agenda Packet

Meets: 4:00 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday

Meeting Location: Conference Room 305, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street

Current Agenda

Members

Council District and City Councilor

To locate your council district, use the 'MyRaleigh Services' page and enter your street address. If you live in Raleigh, you'll find your City Council District and other service information.

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