City Council

Raleigh's Governing Body

Last updated Sep. 27, 2018 - 7:48 pm
Raleigh City Council 919-996-3050
Raleigh City Council 919-996-3050
  • Upcoming Meeting

  • Meetings - First Tuesday: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Third Tuesday: 1 p.m.
  • Work Sessions - Second Tuesday: 4 p.m.; Third Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.
  • Meeting Location

  • Municipal Building
  • 222 W. Hargett St.
  • Council Chamber
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

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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 two weeks 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:

To build a stable platform of evolving services for our community through which we champion positive and sustainable growth and realize visionary ideas for all.

Vision Statement:

To pursue world-class quality of life by actively collaborating with our community towards a fulfilling and inspired future for all.

Strategic Plan:

On April 14, 2015, City Council adopted the Strategic Plan which includes six key focus areas:

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

Learn about the Strategic Plan

Committees

Economic Development and Innovation Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: 11:00 a.m. fourth Tuesday
  • Meeting Location: Room 305, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street
  • Members: Nancy McFarlane - Chair, Dickie Thompson, Nicole Stewart, Corey Branch

View Committee Agendas and Minutes

View Economic Development and Innovation Committee Minutes prior to August 2017

On January 5, 2016, the City Council adopted a new committee structure. To view minutes from the previous committee structure, please see the Archived Minutes section below.

Growth and Natural Resources Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: 4:00 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays
  • Meeting Location: Council Chamber, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street.
  • Members: Kay Crowder - Chair, David Cox, Russ Stephenson, Dickie Thompson, Stef Mendell

View Committee Agendas and Minutes

View Growth and Natural Resources Committee Minutes prior to August 2017

On January 5, 2016, the City Council adopted a new committee structure. To view minutes from the previous committee structure, please see the Archived Minutes section below.

Healthy Neighborhoods Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: 4:00 p.m. fourth Tuesday
  • Meeting Location: Council Chamber, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street
  • Members: Russ Stephenson - Chair, Stef Mendell, Nicole Stewart, Nancy McFarlane

View Committee Agendas and Minutes

View Healthy Neighborhoods Committee Minutes prior to August 2017

On January 5, 2016, the City Council adopted a new committee structure. To view minutes from the previous committee structure, please see the Archived Minutes section below.

Transportation and Transit Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: 3:00 p.m. fourth Tuesday
  • Meeting Location: Council Chamber, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett Street
  • Members: Corey Branch - Chair, Kay Crowder, David Cox

View Committee Agendas and Minutes

View Transportation and Transit Committee Minutes prior to August 2017

On January 5, 2016, the City Council adopted a new committee structure. To view minutes from the previous committee structure, please see the Archived Minutes section below.

Archived Minutes from Former Committees

    On January 5, 2016, the City Council adopted a new committee structure. Archived minutes for the former committees are provided below:

    Budget and Economic Development Committee:
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    Comprehensive Planning Committee:
    Search Past Minutes by Year: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 l 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

    Law and Public Safety Committee:
    Search Past Minutes by Year: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

    Public Works Committee:
    Search Past Minutes by Year: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

    Technology and Communications Committee:
    Search Past Minutes by Year: 2015 | 2014 l 2013 | 2012

    Members

    Council District and City Council Member
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