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

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EMERGENCY PUBLIC MEETING

Livable Raleigh is doing what City Council refused to. Hold a PUBLIC meeting. Gather PUBLIC Input. And discuss IN PUBLIC the opportunity to hold a timely City Council election using Raleigh’s recall ordinance.

Livable Raleigh is hosting a virtual Emergency Public Meeting this Monday, June 21 at 7pm to discuss the opportunity to call a Special Election.

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June 15, 2021 City Council Work Session and Afternoon Session

June 15, 2021 City Council Work Session and Afternoon Session

Wake Bus Rapid Transit – Station Design, Public Art, Branding, Public Engagement Presentation Downtown Raleigh Alliance – Public Realm Study Presented plans and asked for additional resource – referred to Economic Development & Innovation Committee Report and...

Register here for our June 14 TIG Forum; It’s FREE

Register here for our June 14 TIG Forum; It’s FREE

On May 4th Raleigh City Council committed up to $75 million, and probably a great deal more, to something it considers a high-priority need.Is it homelessness? Road repairs? Public schools?  No, it’s boosting developers’ profits.It sounds ridiculous. And it...

Raleigh City Council’s Slow-Moving Coup

Raleigh City Council’s Slow-Moving Coup

At their June 8 work session, the Raleigh City Council majority announced a self-serving and unprecedented power grab designed to keep themselves in office for an extra year. With NO public engagement and NO public vote, they unilaterally announced several decisions...

Time & Money spent, but NO new Community Engagement

Time & Money spent, but NO new Community Engagement

A year ago in early June, Mickey Fearn signed a $72,000 10-month contract with the City of Raleigh. The contract called for designing new community engagement functions to replace Raleigh's CACs (Citizen Advisory Councils) during Phase 2. That should have happened by...

Mayor Baldwin dismisses Raleigh’s Black community again and again

Mayor Baldwin dismisses Raleigh’s Black community again and again

Raleigh citizens should not be surprised by Mayor Baldwin’s bewilderment about “Is North Carolina losing interest in racial justice and equity?”. (N&O Editorial, May 27, 2021) An excerpt from the editorial is here. The full piece is available at the link above:...

Enloe HS students harassed by protesters – a parent speaks out

Enloe HS students harassed by protesters – a parent speaks out

Mayor Baldwin has made a complete mess when it comes to how Raleigh Police should respond to protesters. We’ve seen peaceful protesters arrested. Meanwhile, we have scenes like this one — described in a note to us from parent Amy Lee — where the RPD stands back,...

News from INDYweek: TIGs & ‘Best of the Triangle’ poll

News from INDYweek: TIGs & ‘Best of the Triangle’ poll

Hello from Livable Raleigh. We have news! Raleigh's budget a TIGgy Bank? City Council went ahead and adopted its ill-conceived “Tax-Increment Grant” (TIG) policy. But Livable Raleigh's efforts to expose what’s wrong with their scheme are bearing fruit.For...

Raleigh’s Burning Question: When is the Next City Council Election?

Raleigh’s Burning Question: When is the Next City Council Election?

A question that has been weighing on the minds of many Raleigh citizens is “When will the next city council election be held: October 2021 or March 2022?” This question was first raised last February, when the U.S. Census Bureau announced it was unable to release the...

INDY Week’s 2021 Best Of the Triangle – We’re Finalists !!

INDY Week’s 2021 Best Of the Triangle – We’re Finalists !!

Voting has ended. We will find out in July who the winners are. Thank You for your support! The readers of INDY Week have nominated us as the "BEST OF" in three categories. We are humbled. It's an honor just to be nominated. Also... WE WANT TO WIN.We have been...

Budget Busting Bus Shelters

Budget Busting Bus Shelters

At-Large Councilor Melton is excited to spend an extra $720,000 on designer bus shelters. Bus rider Lenora Southerland just wants a place to sit while she waits. Instead of moving quickly to add bus benches and shelters at more than 1,000 bus stops with neither,...

Predatory Towing in Raleigh

Predatory Towing in Raleigh

Imagine waking up in bed one morning, walking outside to your car to start your day, only to find that your car is gone, vanished; it’s not in front of your home where you parked it last evening. This may sound like an unlikely scenario to many Raleigh residents, but...