PARKING FEUD: Raleigh residents squared off Wednesday at a committee meeting about a proposed ordinance that would ban front-yard parking. Members of the council’s Comprehensive Planning Committee asked staff for further analysis before making a recommendation to the full council.
WEST TO COMMISSIONERS: Raleigh City Councilman James West was appointed to the Wake County Board of Commissioners last week, leaving vacant his District C council seat. The council will interview candidates and likely choose one at an October meeting. Parks advocate Eugene Weeks is thought to be the leading contender to replace West.
COUNCIL: Meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday. No public hearing scheduled for Tuesday night.
WINE BAR IS BACK: After closing in February, Frazier’s Wine Bar has reopened on Hillsborough Street, New Raleigh reports. The bar also has a limited food menu, but serves mostly wine.
PARTY ON HILLSBOROUGH: A Hillsborough Street celebration that will span eight blocks is scheduled for 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The Live It Up On Hillsborough Street festival will showcase “the local culture of the street and surrounding communities,” according to the city. The eco-friendly event will include a farmers market, beer garden and mini-lecture series featuring. Proceeds go to renewable energy projects. For more information, visit raleighnc.gov.