Mordecai CAC

the key to strong community 

Please join your neighbors at our monthly community meetings.  The Mordecai CAC meets at 7:30pm in the Visitors Center at the Mordecai Historic Park on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June. Meetings usually last an hour. Meetings are also broadcast on Facebook live when possible, so please tune in on the Mordecai CAC facebook page or watch the recording later.

Join us on Tuesday for our last meeting before summer break.  We will hear an important update from City Planner Ira Mabel about the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, and an update about ADU's (Accessory Dwelling Units).

Meeting highlights:

Tuesday, June 11,  2019, 7:30pm 

MCAC Agenda: 
  • Welcome, approve minutes (2mins)
  • Police Report (5 mins)
  • Parks & Rec Report (3mins)
  • 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update - Ira Mabel, City of Raleigh Planning Department
  • ADU Presentation- Ira Mabel
  • Committee Updates (Newsletter update, Summer picnic reminder, Parks committee update, Person Street Partnership update) (~10 mins)

Read the city MCAC news for more info.

Neighborhood News!  

Each spring the MCAC publishes one paper newsletter which includes info about the CAC,  important updates, and an events calendar.  You should have received one of these bright yellow newsletters on your doorstep this past weekend. Thank you to the 18 dedicated neighborhood volunteers who delivered them! 

If you did not receive a newsletter please email and we will get one to you. Or, pick one up at the June 11 CAC meeting!    


Join us this Summer:

Mark your calendar for these special events that will be fun for the whole family!
  • June 30: 37th Annual Mordecai CAC Picnic at Mordecai Historic Park 
    It’s time to meet your neighbors at the 2019 Mordecai Community Picnic! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, your favorite salad or side dish and relax during the 4:30-5:30 p.m. social hour. We'll enjoy live music by Oakwood resident Ben Youngblood under the shady trees before digging into some fried chicken and tasty potluck dishes.

    This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event. We’ll have the neighborhood play wagons there with plenty of fun activities for the kids! In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Temple Baptist Church.
    For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Picnic Chairperson Merrilee Jacobson at
  • July 4: Neighborhood 4th of July Parade 
    The fun family parade is hosted by the Pilot Mill neighborhood, and will begin at 10:30am at the intersection of Harp and Cedar streets. We will march down Harp Street and back up Blount Street to Mordecai Mini Park.
    Then we will enjoy time at the park for festive snacks and play time. There will be snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy machines!

  • August 6: National Night Out/Ice Cream Social, Halifax Community Center. Don’t miss this community event featuring ice cream, games, and snacks. Meet neighbors and visit with our community police officers.

Reminder: Road Diet coming soon! 

More information available here:

Mordecai CAC May 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: 30+ representing Oakdale, Mordecai, East Mordecai, and Pilot Mill.
April minutes approved.

Police Report
Sergeant Marx. Downtown District Crime Prevention
Scooter update: Bird and Lime contracts up end of July. Other scooter companies are
negotiating contracts.
Strategy to reduce firearm incidents. Free firelocks are available and people are encouraged to
keep firearms safe and locked, preferably not in cars as car theft is high.
1 motor vehicle theft and 1 car break in this past month.

Parks and Recreation Report
Josh Ingersoll, Mordecai Director
April - Mordecai plant sale and yard sale was a success, over 400 people showed up.
Parks and Rec currently focused on summer camps
History on the Move Camp - on the Trolley
Hands on History - Heritage crafts, etc.
Contact Mordecai Historic Center for more information.

Wake Forest Road Diet, Restriping, and Resurfacing Summer/Fall 2019 -
Reuben Moore and Beth Quinn, City of Raleigh, Engineering Services with the City of Raleigh
On April 2, City Council approved contract with Fred Smith. In approximately 4 weeks they
should have a start date assigned.
June 24th will be a pre-construction public meeting. Location tbd. Anyone in Blount-Person
corridor will receive a postcard with more information.
Phase 1 is resurfacing and re-striping.
Blount and Person will be two travel lanes, one each way, with separate parking and bike lanes.
Wake Forest will have a road diet: currently 4 small lanes, plan is to transition to two single
lanes, a center lane and a bike lane. This should increase safety.
Once the project is done, parking will be addressed.
December is the target for the project end.
All information, including information from the pre-construction meeting, will be on the city
website. , and search “Blount Street - Person Street Phase 1”

Budget Introduction for Next Fiscal Year 2019/2020
$300 Newsletter
$300 Picnic
$100 National Night Out/Ice Cream Social
$75 Person Street Partnership - Holiday
$100 CAC Communications/Promotions
$75 Holiday Social
$25 Yard Sale
$25 Refreshments
$1000 total

Parks Volunteer Day
Done for the year, volunteer days will start up again in the fall. Last volunteer day was mulching
in May.

Yard Sale Recap
129.12 raised for the Community Fund.

Open MCAC positions
Mordecai Co-Chair (needed in December)
Neighborhood representatives
Social Chair
Communications Chair
If interested in a position please visit our website or email:

Beginning June 1, 2019, residents must submit plans for new one-and two family additions and
accessory structures. These include but are not limited to:
Storage sheds
Pool houses


Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council 

The Mordecai CAC is one of 19 CACs in the City of Raleigh.

The Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council provides a means for citizens to participate in the city’s decision-making process. 

Join us:
Second Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Mordecai Historic Park Visitors Center
1101 Wake Forest Road

View the city MCAC newsletter 

Learn about CACs | Zoning and Development

The Mordecai CAC covers several downtown neighborhoods and includes all residents north of Peace Street and south of Atlantic Avenue, between Brookside and West Street.
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