Getting it Right, or Being Right. Your constituents deserve respect!

Getting it Right, or Being Right. Your constituents deserve respect!

Two weeks ago I attended and spoke at my first city council meeting. With a shaky voice I opened with how much I love this city and how welcoming it has been to me. Last week the public comments made on June 7th by Refund Raleigh were labeled inaccurate, inappropriate, egregious, and out of line. The experiences and stories of many, immediately being dismissed. Citing specific events that have led to the community not feeling safe and asking to earn a living wage for working hard for this city are none of those things.  All of your constituents deserve respect no matter what their gender, income, or ethnicity. All of us need you committed to getting it right. 

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Another housing option?

Another housing option?

After calling Richmond, Boston, Southern California and New Jersey/New York home during a financial services career, Bill Dix arrived in Raleigh 35 years ago. By far the most congenial place they’ve ever lived, he wants to keep it that way. Active for over two decades...

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June 21, 2022 City Council Meetings

June 21, 2022 City Council Meetings

Highlights It costs almost $35k to build a bus shelter and takes about a year in best case scenario; there is still a great need for more shelters.July 5 public hearing on Parks Bond Referendum approved 6 to 2 with Councilors Cox and Forte dissenting.Staff will draft...

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Raleigh is losing Emergency Responders every week

Raleigh is losing Emergency Responders every week

My name is Elizabeth Fulks and for 6 years I have worked as a telecommunicator for Raleigh Wake Emergency Communications, well until Sunday. Our 911 center has reached critical staffing levels that is putting the safety of the citizens and our first responders in danger. We are working below minimum staffing daily. 12 hour shifts without lunch breaks and mandatory overtime on our days off. If these trends continue over the summer there is a good chance when you call 911 it might ring for several minutes before someone answers. Minutes that can be the difference between life and death for someone you love.

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