Livable Raleigh Banner

...days since Raleigh City Council discontinued Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) with NO REPLACEMENT.

Time until the 2022 Raleigh City Council election:

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Read up on our latest news…

July 5 2022 Raleigh City Council Meeting

July 5 2022 Raleigh City Council Meeting

HIGHLIGHTS Roberta Fox re-elected as Chair, Planning Commission, and Blannie Miller elected as Vice Chair, Planning Commission. New rules adopted for public participation including “loud noises such as singing, disruptive clapping, shouting, playing instruments,...

City Council — Uphold the Midtown Area Plan that YOU approved in 2020

City Council — Uphold the Midtown Area Plan that YOU approved in 2020

This Mayor and Council need to be reminded that they unanimously supported the Midtown – Saint Albans area plan in December 2020! We have asked the developer, Kane Realty, to address fundamental or conditional changes in Z-67-21 before the Council hearing on July 5.

Getting it Right, or Being Right. Your constituents deserve respect!

Getting it Right, or Being Right. Your constituents deserve respect!

Two weeks ago I attended and spoke at my first city council meeting. With a shaky voice I opened with how much I love this city and how welcoming it has been to me. Last week the public comments made on June 7th by Refund Raleigh were labeled inaccurate, inappropriate, egregious, and out of line. The experiences and stories of many, immediately being dismissed. Citing specific events that have led to the community not feeling safe and asking to earn a living wage for working hard for this city are none of those things.  All of your constituents deserve respect no matter what their gender, income, or ethnicity. All of us need you committed to getting it right. 

Another housing option?

Another housing option?

After calling Richmond, Boston, Southern California and New Jersey/New York home during a financial services career, Bill Dix arrived in Raleigh 35 years ago. By far the most congenial place they’ve ever lived, he wants to keep it that way. Active for over two decades...

June 21, 2022 City Council Meetings

June 21, 2022 City Council Meetings

Highlights It costs almost $35k to build a bus shelter and takes about a year in best case scenario; there is still a great need for more shelters.July 5 public hearing on Parks Bond Referendum approved 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting.Staff will draft...

Raleigh is losing Emergency Responders every week

Raleigh is losing Emergency Responders every week

My name is Elizabeth Fulks and for 6 years I have worked as a telecommunicator for Raleigh Wake Emergency Communications, well until Sunday. Our 911 center has reached critical staffing levels that is putting the safety of the citizens and our first responders in danger. We are working below minimum staffing daily. 12 hour shifts without lunch breaks and mandatory overtime on our days off. If these trends continue over the summer there is a good chance when you call 911 it might ring for several minutes before someone answers. Minutes that can be the difference between life and death for someone you love.

Growth in Raleigh is up, up, up. So why aren’t city tax rates going down?

Growth in Raleigh is up, up, up. So why aren’t city tax rates going down?

Something is rotten in the way we pay for development.
With Raleigh among the fastest growing cities in the country — with tall buildings springing up everywhere and all the small houses torn down to make room for McMansions — why are Raleigh taxpayers getting hammered by rising property tax rates?

Be Kind Indeed!

Be Kind Indeed!

I have lost count as to how many times I have spoken before you.  I will say that over the last 18 months, I have learned how quiet you actually are.  The excuses that have come out of you on a multitude of subjects is baffling.  From community engagement, to affordable housing, to first responder pay!  Your priorities are skewed and it’s led to placing anything and everything ABOVE the people you represent.

Protect your constituents’ rights to healthcare and privacy

Protect your constituents’ rights to healthcare and privacy

You as a city council can take the charge on this — back in 2019 the Charlotte City Council created buffer zones and put in place noise ordinances so that people seeking reproductive care could receive their healthcare in peace. And recently in Austin, Texas, some of their city council members wrote a resolution to decrimininalize abortion by restricting city funds from being used to investigate any abortions and make investigations of abortion-related crime as the lowest priority for their police department. 

Councilors need to return contributions to donors who support Anti-LGBT+ bigotry

Councilors need to return contributions to donors who support Anti-LGBT+ bigotry

It is no secret that John Kane donates to anti-LGBT politicians, including our very own Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, who has taken to calling people like myself “filth.” And yet, we have council members and a mayor who refuse to return John Kane’s donations and to call him out on his anti-trans sentiments and funding.

June 7, 2022 City Council Meeting

June 7, 2022 City Council Meeting

Council voted to eliminate residential zoning throughout the City by a vote of 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting

June 6, 2022 Council Budget Work Session

June 6, 2022 Council Budget Work Session

Council discussed increasing funding for sidewalk and street improvements, a traffic analysis tool, a slight adjustment to leaf collection, raising police and firefighter salaries, and raising their own salaries.

Raleigh’s Council of Greed

Raleigh’s Council of Greed

I wish the people of Raleigh whose life of hard work is being thrown out the window by this Mayor and City Council would rise up and for their sakes VOTE them out in the November 8, 2022 election.