May 16, 2020

This week, the City Council held a virtual work session to discuss the city budget and receive updates on two new boards we created this year – the Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board and the Police Advisory Board. We received 57 applications for the Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board and have begun the process of reviewing applications. 

We voted to reopen applications for the Police Advisory Board to encourage more people to apply so we can have the most diverse pool of applicants possible to reflect the diversity of our city. This is an important board that will foster needed conversations, review Raleigh Police Department procedures, help create policy, and build trust with our community. Please consider applying or sending the application to someone you know who may be interested. You can learn more here.

The application for the Raleigh Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund is now live. Up to $10,000 is available to local businesses with 49 employees or less and an annual revenue under $2.5 million. The application will remain available through Thursday, May 21st. You can learn more and apply here.

As a reminder, Raleigh will begin limited curbside yard waste collection on May 19th, following our state’s phased reopening plan. Learn more about how to prepare here.

Next Tuesday, May 19th, the City Council will hold a virtual meeting at 1PM where we will discuss the budget and the recommendations of the Affordable Housing Bond Advisory Committee. As always, you can watch live on the City websiteYouTube, and RTN 11. If you aren’t already, you can also follow my Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.