The school district needs to make a quick decision about whether to appeal the Raleigh Planning Commission's rejection of the new parking lot at Broughton High School.
At this point, the Planning Commission's decision is scheduled to be heard at Tuesday's Raleigh City Council meeting. Mayor Charles Meeker said they'd want to know by the end of the week if the school district will appeal the vote or withdraw the application for the parking lot.
No decision has apparently been made yet about whether to appeal.
If it makes Tuesday's agenda, Meeker said it's likely that the issue will be referred to committee before a final decision is made.
Meeker said he's waiting to hear from City Attorney Thomas McCormick if he needs to recuse himself from the discussion. As most of you probably remember, Meeker is married to Wake school board member Anne McLaurin.
Considering some of the influential people who are alumni of Broughton, it might be a good thing not to be involved in whether to turn the front lawn into a parking lot.
The Raleigh City Council will meet at 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 222 W. Hargett Street.