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Final Forum Scheduled For Proposed Raleigh Roommate Ordinance

Posted January 14, 2003

— The third and final public hearing on a proposed roommate law will be held Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh.

City council members are holding the forums to get feedback on whether the city should pass an occupancy ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people living together in single-family homes and duplexes to two, down from four.

The meeting takes place at the Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Some feel cutting the current limit of four roommates in half could cause real problems for college students and people with low-incomes.

Several Raleigh homeowners say the noise and loud partying have become a nuisance.

A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Raleigh City Council chambers.

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