Written Comments Deadlines Upcoming Public Hearings COVID-19 Quasi-Judicial Evidentiary Hearings
The Raleigh City Council has scheduled public hearings for the following times and dates. The hearings will be a part of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting that date. Use web form below to sign up to speak. Web form will only be posted when agenda is finalized and sign up period has begun.
Public Hearing Process
Note: For rezoning Public Hearings, registering to speak does not guarantee the opportunity to do so.
The UDO provides that at the public hearing, those in favor of the rezoning will be allowed a total of 8 minutes to explain their support and those opposed to the rezoning will be allowed a total of 8 minutes to explain their opposition. The amount of time allotted to each speaker will be determined based upon the number of persons who are signed up to speak. Therefore, registering to speak does not guarantee the opportunity to speak, due to these limitations. If you want to make sure that your position is communicated to the City Council, proponents and opponents are encouraged to choose one or two spokespersons and/or present their concerns in writing prior to or within 24 hours following the hearing.
Because the upcoming City Council meeting will be an electronic Webex event meeting and to allow staff time to assist citizens in preparing for such a meeting format, persons wishing to speak during Public Comments must sign up in advance using the online form below or call the Clerk’s office at 919-996-3040, no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. The web form will appear on this page when the sign up window is open. Please send presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written Public Comments can be submitted to the City Clerk's Office, PO Box 590 Raleigh, NC 27602, or via email to email@example.com, up and until 1 hour prior to the meeting. All written Public Comments timely received will be read into the record or summarized during the Public Comment period. Copies of the written comments will be provided to the Council members at or before the meeting. Others can be obtain copies from the Clerk upon request.
Various public hearings have been carried over from a previous City Council meeting. Anyone desiring to speak at a public hearing must sign up for each meeting where a specific hearing is scheduled; previously submitted requests to speak are not valid for subsequent meetings. Web form will be active at the bottom of this web page once agenda is finalized and sign up period has begun.
|Public Hearing Deadlines for Council Meetings:|
|Deadlines to sign up to speak:||5 p.m. the Friday before council|
|To send presentations:||
5 p.m. the Thursday before council
|To send written comments:||
24 hours following the public hearing
Upcoming Public Hearings
For more information regarding a request to speak at a public hearing, please contact the City Clerk's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-996-3040.
- Joint Hearing with the Raleigh Historic Development Commission
- Historic Landmark Designation Application - McAdams House, 2214 Wheeler Road
- Historic Landmark Designation Application - Hillcrest Cemetery, 1905 Garner Road
- Petition Annexations
- 3411 Page Road
- 8713 Silverthorne Drive
- STC-07-2020 - Seaboard Avenue (portion)
- STC-08-2020 - Abel Alley
- STC-09-2020 - Director Circle
- STC-10-2020 - Glenwood Avenue (portion)
- Z-14-19/MP-1-19 - 1208 South Blount Street
- Z-31-19 - 5228 Needham Road
- Z-9-20 - 3411 and 3503 Page Road
- Z-14-20 - Macon Pond Road
- Z-19-20 - 4300 and 4301 Fox Road
- Z-24-20 - 6125 Buffaloe Road
- Z-30-20 - 5329 Departure Drive
- TC-11-20 - Tenant Notification
- TC-12-20 - Historic Subdivisions
- Petition Annexation
- 6125 Buffaloe Road (Re-scheduled from 10/6/20)
Sign Up to Speak at Public Hearing
The State of North Carolina, Wake County, and the City of Raleigh have all declared States of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Cooper has also imposed Executive Orders which are intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by, among other things, requiring individuals to remain in their homes except when engaging in certain activities, and prohibiting any gatherings which do not comply with their terms.
The various in-person meetings and hearings regularly held by the Raleigh City Council, as well as the multiple City appointed boards and commissions (collectively “City Boards”), generally involve the physical attendance of the Council or City Board members, who in turn encourage physical public participation and input during those meetings. It is not uncommon for meetings to have a large attendance which could make compliance with the Executive Orders and currently recommended social distancing practices impossible.
The General Assembly has approved the use of remote meetings during the statewide COVID-19 state of emergency pursuant to Session Law 2020-2, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.24. The remote meetings of the City Council and the City Boards will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of that statute.
Quasi-Judicial Evidentiary Hearings
Please visit Quasi-Judicial Evidentiary Hearings at City Council for information and to obtain information on current cases.