Some want cap on downtown Raleigh events
Posted May 28, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Citing concerns with events taking over some neighborhoods, Raleigh City Council members asked city staff to look into imposing caps on the number of events in certain parts of the city. Out and About: Search local events
The request came last month during a City Council work session when event management staff gave Councilors an update on the event management office that was scheduled to open for business on July 1. The office will be responsible for approving applications and collecting fees for all events in the city from road races to street fairs.
While all city events have grown, road races have gotten the most criticism because they shut down multiple streets on the weekends. They are often located downtown, leading the same neighborhoods to be impacted over and over again.
After numerous complaints, the city amended its policy so that only 100 road races can be scheduled each year. Races that have a history with the city were grandfathered into the policy, but that will end in 2016.
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