Local Politics

Raleigh council considers ban on skating at memorial site

Posted March 10, 2015

Avery C. Upchurch government complex in Raleigh

At a recent City Council meeting, Raleigh leaders discussed a series of street safety improvement projects and voted to draft an ordinance that would ban skateboarding outside council headquarters.

Dennis Lane, of the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation, addressed councilors over the need to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit skateboarding, roller skating, and in-line skating on the property of the Avery C. Upchurch government complex on West Hargett Street.

Those participating in the activities were wearing out the asphalt and a police memorial that will be donated to the city, Lane said.

Councilors voted to have staff draft an ordinance prohibiting those activities on the complex. Those found in violation could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $500.

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