After the June 4 City Council Listening Session, Raleigh City Council District B Representative David Cox posted a message on Facebook. Livable Raleigh is sharing it here.
The bond proposal is full of holes where the details should be. Still, we haven’t given up hope that we can persuade Council to focus on the real needs and fight gentrification in our historic African-American communities.
We are two cities in one: A surging city for whites and the highly educated. A city in crisis for many African-Americans and other people of color.
Midtown Raleigh resident Larry Helfant recently emailed the Raleigh City Council to share his concerns about a rezoning (Z-41-19) near Shelley Lake. The Public Hearing is June 2nd. Apparently the City Council plans to go ahead with public hearings and other business…
What we need is a real moonshot budget that prioritizes Raleigh Human Services and an Affordable Housing bond that deals directly and effectively with the horrifying impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which are tearing at the fabric of so many Raleigh lives,…
During the Council campaign, Saige Martin promised BOLD action, MORAL opposition and DEEP ORGANIZING to stop the RDU Quarry. Since the election, Saige has been hiding from his promises to STOP THE QUARRY.
Livable Raleigh offers some suggestions for improving community engagement at Council meetings.
Since Baldwin & Co’s election, early dismissals from the Planning Commission have come at a rapid pace. Who’s getting dismissed? Anyone not employed by the development industry or beholden to the Baldwin bloc on Council.
Although Councilor Buffkin did share the concern that citizens weren’t provided alternate methods to access CAC meetings as justification to abolish that system, he is MISSING IN ACTION when it comes to providing access to his own district meetings.
The network of CACs benefited the Black community. It was an opportunity for Black people to voice their concerns on City issues. Also, it empowered the Black community to organize against gentrification. This is why it was dismantled.