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December 7, 2021 Council Meeting

December 7, 2021 Council Meeting

HIGHLIGHTS Text change to reduce the distance between fuel sales and neighborhoods passed 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting. Self-proclaimed environmentalist Councilors Stewart and Knight voted to promote more fossil fuel sales. Rezoning Z-68-20 -...

Stop Signs, Stop Lights, and the Environment

Stop Signs, Stop Lights, and the Environment

Janis Ramquist submitted this blog to Livable Raleigh. She has been a Wake County resident since 1981. Janis says “I want my grandchildren to enjoy a clean environment, especially with simple choices that are safe and less costly.” Have you noticed the explosion of...

Finally, you get to tell City Council what YOU THINK!

Finally, you get to tell City Council what YOU THINK!

Recently the Study Group appointed by City Council to review the makeup of the Council, its term lengths and its compensation presented their recommendations. The Study Group did NOT ask for public input during their discussions. Now the council is allowing you to...

How can you help protect Raleigh’s trees?

How can you help protect Raleigh’s trees?

Raleigh residents regularly contact Livable Raleigh to express their concerns about loss of tree canopy and clear-cutting during development. They want to know more about tree protection, tree planting, and tree preservation. We all know that, beyond their aesthetic...

Delivering Thanksgiving meals to those in need

Delivering Thanksgiving meals to those in need

Livable Raleigh partnered with the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition and MAB GOT to GO to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need.Members of Livable Raleigh, the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition and MAB GOT to GO met at a local Harris Teeter to pick up...

Buffkin says Raleigh’s rezoning process is broken

Buffkin says Raleigh’s rezoning process is broken

On Nov 2, 2021, in a 5-3 vote, Raleigh's City Council approved a contentious zoning case, Z-53-20, located on Lead Mine Road. In a statement, remarkable for its total lack of self awareness, Councilor Partick Buffkin, District A, who represents the affected area, told...

City Council Meeting – November 16, 2021

City Council Meeting – November 16, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS Proposed changes to relax Food Trucks regulations referred to Economic Development & Innovation Committee on a unanimous vote. Rezoning Z-40-21 scheduled for December 7 public hearing. Approved $12M from General Capital Reserves toward Dix Park Phase 1...

Highlights from City Council Work Session – November 9, 2021

Highlights from City Council Work Session – November 9, 2021

Proposed Parks Bond Presentation $180M for Scenario 1 $212.5M for Scenarios 1 & 2 $266.5M for Scenarios 1, 2, & 3 $86M for Scenarios 2 & 3 Councilor Cox shared statistics illustrating how District B is being shortchanged on park expenditures, but gets no...

November 2 City Council Meeting Highlights

November 2 City Council Meeting Highlights

November 2 City Council Meeting Afternoon Session Recognition of Special Awards Consent Agenda Process Appearance Commission - Membership Categories - Rules of Procedure - ReappointmentsAnnexation Petition-AX-19-21-Deferral- Contiguous Inside ETJ - 5420 Ebenezer...

The case for Recalling Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

The case for Recalling Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

The event that pushed Livable Raleigh over the edge and forced us to initiate this Recall was the Mayor's Power Grab to add an extra 8 months to her term in office by moving the next City Council election from Oct 2021 to Nov 2022 to handle the census delay while the...

Notice to Renters: Make Way for Expensive Homes.

Notice to Renters: Make Way for Expensive Homes.

While Raleigh is booming, more and more folks are finding it harder to afford living in our City. Rents and real estate prices keep going up and up, while naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) is disappearing. The affordable apartments in these photos will be...

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...