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

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Virtual Community Forum!

We want to hear YOUR voice! 

Come discuss Livable Raleigh’s activities and community engagement issues, and give your input on critical topics leading up to Raleigh’s 2021 October elections.

Bring your questions and concerns!

Leading Raleigh Political Strategist, Brad Crone, will make predictions and take your questions.

Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 10AM

Register for the free event here.

Read up on our latest news…

Two Raleigh Women Spot a Local Tax Scandal

Two Raleigh Women Spot a Local Tax Scandal

Did you hear about this tax increment thing that’s happening in Raleigh? Sounds a little sketchy to me! Mega-developer John Kane wants hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to pay for his Downtown South sports stadium.

The Week Ahead – Week of January 18, 2021

The Week Ahead – Week of January 18, 2021

City Council work session and afternoon session on Tuesday, including update on Short-Term Rentals text change. Other meetings on Dix Park, Greenstormwater Infrastructure, and the Slave Dwelling Project. Check out our latest blogs on LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, Council’s response to requests for an African-American Advisory Board, and Livable Raleigh’s January 30 Q&A forum on 2021 Raleigh City Elections

Raleigh City Elections 2021 – Q&A Forum

Raleigh City Elections 2021 – Q&A Forum

Saturday, Jan 30, 10:00 am - 11:30 am Livable Raleigh will host a Community Forum over Zoom. ALL are welcome! We want to hear YOUR voice! What issues are important to you for 2021?   We will discuss Livable Raleigh's activities in 2020 and plans for 2021,...

The Week Ahead — January 11, 2021

The Week Ahead — January 11, 2021

Want the latest on Council’s Community Engagement Study? Tune in to Tuesday’s 4pm work session for an update on this and on the Housing Bond.

Five Points CAC and Southwest Community Engagement group each host Zoom meetings on Monday night.

Also on Monday at 8am the group studying Council terms and salaries meets.

There are a number of opportunities to share your input on parks and floodplain regulations.

The Week Ahead – Week of January 4, 2021

The Week Ahead – Week of January 4, 2021

Happy New Year! Sign up by 5pm Friday, 1/1, to speak at the 1/5 City Council meeting. Short-term rentals being discussed at Text Change Committee on 1/5. Many rezonings on 1/5 Council public hearing agenda. Provide input on floodplain regulations.

Raleigh’s Leaders’ Moment to Listen

Raleigh’s Leaders’ Moment to Listen

Raleigh is at a pivotal moment, a moment where leaders must listen. For a city that has received so much praise for its quality of life as a great place to live, work, and raise a family, Raleigh’s leadership is being questioned by its most important stakeholders, the community.

Downtown South Needs a Makeover

Downtown South Needs a Makeover

During the holidays we are re-posting some of our favorite guest blogs while we take some time away from our normal hectic schedules. Here is a recent message from Jane Harrison. Jane Harrison, Ph.D., works at North Carolina State University for NOAAs Sea Grant...

After Downtown South — what’s next?

After Downtown South — what’s next?

Let’s advocate for meaningful community engagement as the Downtown South project moves forward. We need to ensure that concerns about gentrification, affordable housing, flooding, and traffic are addressed and not swept under the rug.

Quality of life hinges on the details in rezonings – my experience

Quality of life hinges on the details in rezonings – my experience

When major commercial development comes knocking onto residential’s door, it is wise for residents to learn from past rezonings. The news of the Downtown South project brings back memories of my involvement with the St Albans rezonings a few years ago. Kane Realty and...