...days since Raleigh City Council discontinued Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) with NO REPLACEMENT.
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Terrance Ruth is a breath of fresh air for our city, a man Raleigh will be proud to say is our mayor. His election will restore the integrity and decency to the mayor’s office that Raleigh voters could count on in the past, but that’s been missing these last three years.
With Ruth at the Council table, LR recommends a slate of “change” candidates that, as a group, reflect our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and social justice across racial, gender and age differences.
Each of our endorsed candidates brings a unique, valuable set of experiences that, when brought together on Council, will help Mayor Ruth lead the way to Raleigh’s best future.
When our urban forests are gone, our streams are flooding from overgrowth, and Raleigh is one huge Urban Heat Island, Missing Middle Text politics will not save us.
David Knight is struggling to divert voter attention away from his council record of development industry payola, citizen suppression and environmental destruction by lashing out at anyone who dares to fact-check his false claims.
If Cat Lawson’s understanding of being a City Councilor is that it is an “exercise in public trust,” why doesn’t she trust the public to know who she really is when she is asking for their support and their votes? Why is she scrubbing her history of anything that might be problematic for her run for office?
Christina Jones has chaired the RCAC and is a member of the Parks Board. She is currently running for City Council District E and Livable Raleigh is proud to endorse her candidacy. Christina shared these remarks at the September 20 Council meeting. Today marks my 40th...
Mr. Knight misunderstands what CACs did. People exercised their right to express their support or not of proposed changes in the city code through non-binding votes.
It is chilling to think that anyone in 21st century America after all our Country has been through to secure our rights to speak freely, to petition our government, and to vote at everything from neighborhood book clubs to electing the President could utter such words.
Mary Black-Branch is Livable Raleigh's endorsed candidate for City Council in District A. She recently answered a question about herself on Twitter and we are reposting her answer here. Question: What got you into activism? Mary's answer: This is actually a...
INDYWeek reminds us in their Daily Mail that Lt Governor Mark Robinson is still a bigot.
But they fail to make the connection to Raleigh City Council.
So, it’s time to update our previous report noting that developer John Kane is a BIG donor to Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and he is also a BIG donor to Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, Councilor Jonathan Melton and several City Council candidates.
Knight said the CACs, by continuing to call themselves CACs, were misleading the public. They were self-elected, self-selected, exclusive and inappropriate.
He said the one vital thing they were doing was voting on other people’s property rights without being elected to do so.
The only one misleading the public is Knight.
The Community Engagement Board working with and supporting the work of existing CACs is a win/win for neighborhoods and the City.
September 20 City Council Work Session & Afternoon Session HIGHLIGHTS Neither Nicole Stewart nor Patrick Buffkin were on hand for the work session about community engagementCommunity Engagement Board will meet the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm at One...
Raleigh’s adopted 2021 Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) has no teeth and no Council Champions: The CCAP acknowledges that the plan has no enforcement powers for reducing 98% of Raleigh’s Green House Gas emissions. The Plan also acknowledges it has no metrics for...
Be the FIRST in your neighborhood to show your support for DUMPING Mary-Ann Baldwin These yard signs are our Thank You gift for a MINIMUM donation of $10. We will happily accept more. This is the FIRST shipment. Get yours before they are GONE. Donations accepted...
The issue is not growth or no growth. It is out of control development and infrastructure as an after the fact band aid to a poorly designed, oversized project.
What Raleigh needs right now is well planned, well executed development that includes actual affordable housing at every turn and incorporates transportation and environmental infrastructure up front.
Councilor David Knight is a lawyer by profession. But, you would never know that based on the things he doesn't understand about democracy. On August 20, 2022, Councilor David Knight sent an email to the Chair of the Midtown CAC (Citizens Advisory Council)...
I call on City Council within 30 days to formally and individually notify the 30,000 owners of the parcels of land in the frequent transit areas, in easy-to-understand language, of what may now be built next to and across the street from them as a result of stripping traditional zoning protections
Volunteers Needed for City Council Elections November 8th and for Early Voting starting October 20th We need your help! Livable Raleigh is gearing up to provide and distribute relevant information to Raleigh residents regarding those running for office and to...
Many attendees (including single mothers) were disappointed in the event because they had high expectations for housing solutions that they need NOW. So, this appears to have been no more than a manipulative ploy to generate attendance numbers for positive press in advance of the election, without producing any real results.
City Council Meeting – September 6, 2022 HIGHLIGHTS Authorized acquisition of land for the New Bern Crossings affordable rental development project (192 units) City Attorney reports that local governments can restrict public comments from being used to campaign for...
Former Mayor Nancy McFarlane sent an email to the members of Raleigh City Council on Sept 6, 2022, the morning before council is scheduled for a public hearing and anticipated vote on a contentious North Hills rezoning case. In it she says she is increasingly hearing...
Council’s sledgehammer efforts at planning have been both thoughtless and undisciplined. Density does not improve quality of life or lower housing prices.