The Broughton High School community is on a roll.
One week after the school board voted to keep the school's magnet program, Broughton got a favorable recommendation today for more parking on the school's front lawn. The Raleigh City Council's Comprehensive Planning Committee recommended that Broughton be allowed to add up to 100 parking spaces on the lawn.
While it's less than the 126 spaces that the school requested, it's far more than what the alumni wanted. The alumni had urged that the school's parking lot request be rejected.
The request now goes to the full City Council to vote on.
It's a major reversal from last month when the Raleigh Planning Commission (separate from today's group) had rejected the parking lot request.
The difference may have been that Broughton was mobilized today to fight for the request. A large crowd of Broughton supporters, dressed in the school's colors of purple and gold, packed the room after they were mobilized to attend.
"Your presence is needed at this Oct. 29 meeting!!," according to the school's Web site. "A record number of supporters (200+) in attendance at this Oct. meeting will help make a difference on Committee members’ actions."