But wait, it’s also the case that state law allows the open carry of firearms not just in downtown Raleigh but everywhere. Raleigh has seen its share of armed “Proud Boys” and other Patriots on downtown streets already. What we haven’t seen yet – but may soon – are armed drinkers in the streets, with our under-staffed police force watching and, uh, watching – because drinking while armed will be perfectly legal.
Your relentless drive to spread density everywhere is going to be the death knell for the remaining urban forests in our older subdivisions. You are riding the crest of the tree removal wave, as well as the steady progression towards increased traffic gridlock.
The filing period for candidates in Raleigh’s November 8th Mayoral and City Council elections closed Friday, July 15, at noon. It’s an interesting slate of candidates, with a mix of returning incumbents, unknown newcomers and even a couple well known Council retirees coming back for another run. Raleigh voters will be able to count on Livable Raleigh to provide all the information needed to be an informed voter in November.
Raleigh’s City Council makes decisions that impact your daily life. Tuesday, November 8, will be your opportunity to make your voice heard.