February 20, 2024 City Council Meetings

February 20, 2024 City Council Meetings

HIGHLIGHTS At work session staff outlined plan for adopting a new comprehensive plan. A robust community engagement process is proposed. Hopefully they will include presentations to CACs. Comprehensive Plan Amendment CP-4-23: Downtown Transition Areas...

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Election Reforms for Raleigh City Council

Election Reforms for Raleigh City Council

Livable Raleigh believes the City Council should do what the people told them they want. But, if they are hell-bent on moving to four-year terms despite the views of the people, it should ONLY be done if they implement a nonpartisan primary to go with it, thus getting rid of the current “plurality” election format and ensuring we elect the members of City Council by majority vote.

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We’re FOUR!

We’re FOUR!

Livable Raleigh published our first blog, Why Livable Raleigh was Born, four years ago on February 17, 2020. Just like any other four-year-old, we can't wait to grow even bigger. So, instead of a fund-raiser, we are having a "FRIEND-RAISER" as our birthday...

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City Council Meeting February 13, 2024

City Council Meeting February 13, 2024

Highlights Work session focused on Downtown Economic Development; priorities and funding will be discussed at 2/27 meeting of Economic Development and Innovation Committee. Mayor Baldwin absent and excused from the evening meeting. Evening meeting was cancelled after...

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Urgent SE Raleigh Issue

Urgent SE Raleigh Issue

We are on notice from the City of Raleigh. If you haven’t had the opportunity to drive through Southeast Raleigh and notice the change in the place – you need to do so.

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Is Affordable Housing really Affordable?

Is Affordable Housing really Affordable?

Generally affordable is defined as requiring no more than 30% of a household’s income being spent on housing. For the City of Raleigh, affordability is based on a percentage of the Area Median Income (AMI). Housing funded by the city is defined as affordable if it is in reach of those earning between 30% – 80% AMI. Without knowing what Raleigh’s AMI is or what local salaries are, there really is no way of knowing who affordable housing is affordable for. What we learn when we know the numbers is that to truly be affordable, Raleigh needs to focus its housing efforts at 60% AMI and BELOW.

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New Bern Ave Public Hearing Comments

New Bern Ave Public Hearing Comments

Several members of the public spoke in opposition to the mass upzoning proposed for New Bern Ave through the city-initiated case Z-92-22. We are publishing a selection of those comments made by speakers who have given us permission to print their comments.

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City Council Meetings 2.6.24

City Council Meetings 2.6.24

Highlights City Council voted unanimously to restore a relationship with Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) to include free monthly access to meeting rooms, provision of technology to support virtual meetings, and support for capability building for future leaders At...

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