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Recall Petition Signing Events

Recall Petition Signing Events

Upcoming events where you can sign a Recall Petition are listed here. More events will be added as they are scheduled. Check back often!You will need to complete the petition using your name AS IT APPEARS on your Voter Registration. You can check your registration...

City Council Highlights – October 19, 2021

City Council Highlights – October 19, 2021

Work Session Missing Middle 2.0 https://go.boarddocs.com/nc/raleigh/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C7GTG6717AA2&fbclid=IwAR2oy0vkXCYaWGhDRJ3fYB1DjORSNq79x3nvyQ_6NHE4tlIzaSBiqraNhZs Lots of changes discussed, including allowing multiple ADUs on a lot, weakening...

Successful event at Falling for Local at DIX Park

Successful event at Falling for Local at DIX Park

We met a lot of supporters (and their dogs) and collected a lot of signatures for our petition drive at Falling for Local at DIX Park before the rains came and brought an early end to the event.Click on images to expand

Bob Hall Comments on Raleigh City Council’s Abuse of Democracy

Bob Hall Comments on Raleigh City Council’s Abuse of Democracy

For more than 50 years, Bob Hall has been North Carolina's foremost advocate for the idea that government should be for the people, ALL the people and not for the corporations and the wealthy.   Below are excerpts of what Bob had to say when he spoke at Livable...

Falling for Local at DIX Park

Falling for Local at DIX Park

Join us Saturday, Oct 16th at the BIG Field at Dix Park for Falling for Local Find our booth. We will be there collecting Recall Petition signatures and verifying voter registrations. Stop by and pick up a Yard Sign, a T-Shirt and Car Clings. Show your support for...

OCTOBER 5 CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

OCTOBER 5 CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Afternoon session Raleigh proclaimed October to be Bullying Prevention Month. Consent Agenda approved. Councilor Cox raised concerns about item #C5 – Human Resources Policies – compensation and especially vacation policy as it applies to First Responders. Mayor and...

Strategic Plan Priorities

Strategic Plan Priorities

Longtime Raleigh resident Larry Helfant spoke at the October 5 City Council meeting and delivered the following remarks: Mayor – shortly after you took office, you created a Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2025. This plan addressed the needs of the community and the focal...

Bring elections and voter engagement into the 21st century

Bring elections and voter engagement into the 21st century

Barry Eriksen has been a rustbelt refugee and Triangle transplant for over 40 years and for the last 22 years has lived in West Raleigh’s Fairmont neighborhood. This blog post is adapted from his remarks made during the September 21, 2021, Raleigh City Council...

Car Clings are now available as Thank You Gifts

Car Clings are now available as Thank You Gifts

We've added Car "Clings" to our list of Thank You Gifts   These clings are quite versatile. They are removable. They will cling to glass or to paint. Just make sure the surface is clean before you apply. You can put them on the inside of the car facing OUT...

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

Did you receive a letter telling you about a neighborhood meeting to discuss a rezoning in your area? Or maybe some of your neighbors told you about an upcoming meeting. Rezoning applicants are required to hold a neighborhood meeting before they can officially submit...

Announcing Deliver 5 for Democracy

Announcing Deliver 5 for Democracy

Livable Raleigh Moves to Phase Two of Mayoral Recall With the “Deliver 5 for Democracy” Campaign. Over 1,000 of your neighbors have already signed – will you help advance the effort to save democracy in Raleigh? Entering the second month of our campaign to recall...

Respect is at the Core of Democracy

Respect is at the Core of Democracy

On September 20th Livable Raleigh hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the state of democracy in Raleigh.

One of the featured speakers was Bob Hall, who for more than 50 years has been NC’s foremost advocate for the idea that government should be for the people.

Raleigh flunks all 5 tests of “Open Democracy”

Raleigh flunks all 5 tests of “Open Democracy”

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks at the City Council meeting on September 7: Mayor and Council, I want to recommend a fascinating book called “Open Democracy: Popular...

Efforts To Recall The Mayor Are Heating Up

Efforts To Recall The Mayor Are Heating Up

The Carolinian, North Carolina's Twice-Weekly African-American Newspaper, published a piece by Tyria McCray discussing the effort to recall Raleigh Mayor May-Ann Baldwin. What follows are some excerpts from the piece with a link to the entire article on the...

What’s Next for Democracy in Raleigh?

What’s Next for Democracy in Raleigh?

A virtual Community Conversation with Panel Q&A about challenges to Raleigh’s democratic processes. Join our panelists to discuss the future of democracy in Raleigh and get answers to your questions about city elections, the future of community engagement and what...

Metrics of Success – If it Matters, it Gets Measured

Metrics of Success – If it Matters, it Gets Measured

One important plank of Livable Raleigh's platform is Evaluation Using Data and Metrics “If it matters, it gets measured.” Raleigh must establish better metrics for measuring growth, equity, environmental quality, traffic congestion and citizen engagement, evaluating...

New THANK YOU Gifts are here

New THANK YOU Gifts are here

You now have a choice of Thank You gifts when you donate. Our new PROTECT DEMOCRACY T-Shirt For a minimum donation of $15, you may select this T-shirt. 100% Cotton in unisex sizes: Medium, Large & Extra Large This fall's must have fashion statement!Our redesigned...

Clyde Cooper’s Barbeque joins the Recall Effort

Clyde Cooper’s Barbeque joins the Recall Effort

Clyde Cooper's Barbeque, a Downtown Raleigh institution since 1938, has joined the effort to Recall Mayor Baldwin!Livable Raleigh now has a permanent location in Downtown Raleigh where you can sign the recall petition. Clyde Cooper's Barbecue will have petitions...