The truth about Raleigh’s CACs

The truth about Raleigh’s CACs

Since the February 4, 2020 surprise vote by the Raleigh City Council to abolish City support of CACs, you may have heard that Raleigh’s Citizen Advisory Councils were not diverse or representative of Raleigh’s population. This is simply not true as the...
Dr. King’s Unfinished Work: Economic Justice

Dr. King’s Unfinished Work: Economic Justice

American culture for the most part has grown comfortable with the “I-have-a-dream” Martin Luther King. We love his wonderful words like, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin...
Taxpayer Subsidies: Not Needed Then, Not Needed Now.

Taxpayer Subsidies: Not Needed Then, Not Needed Now.

Taxpayer subsidies to developers are rarely, if ever, a good idea. John Kane is asking for public money to fund his proposed “Downtown South” development. Because of my concerns, I spoke to the Raleigh City Council during the public comments period of the...
Raleigh Community Engagement: Where’s the Beef?

Raleigh Community Engagement: Where’s the Beef?

It has now been 260 days since the Raleigh City Council abolished its support of Raleigh’s CACs (Citizen Advisory Councils). This was done in a surprise vote on February 4th that was developed in secret, with no community engagement, and with a demand for no...