Raleigh’s adopted 2021 Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) has no teeth and no Council Champions: The CCAP acknowledges that the plan has no enforcement powers for reducing 98% of Raleigh’s Green House Gas emissions. The Plan also acknowledges it has no metrics for measuring progress toward Carbon Reduction Goals. No one on Council has stepped forward to champion significant Climate Protection action.
Raleigh’s Climate Plan says current growth hurts vulnerable populations most: Raleigh’s adopted Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) says growth and development under this Council is “increasing the social vulnerability of low-income individuals and communities of color … Many socially vulnerable populations lack access to affordable housing, jobs, and other resources and services.”
In the most important rezoning cases, Council undermines CCAP Equity Goals: Council voted unanimously for the Downtown South rezoning despite the fact that the Planning Commission said the rezoning made a mockery of Raleigh’s Equity Mission Statement referenced in the CCAP. Planning Commission votes 8-0 to deny Downtown South Plan
In the most important rezoning cases, Council makes a mockery of Raleigh’s Climate Protection Goals: Council approved the Azalea Falls rezoning despite overwhelming evidence that it violated virtually every environmental protection
Who are Raleigh’s real environmental candidates?
Check out our endorsed candidates for City Council which includes two who have made the environment their life’s work.
Read our City Council endorsements here: Endorsements
Read our endorsed candidates’ answers to our questions on the environment here:
Mayor: Terrance Ruth
At-Large: Anne Franklin
At-Large: Portia Rochelle
At-Large: Joshua Bradley
District A: Mary Black
District B: Megan Patton
District C: Wanda Hunter
District D: Jane Harrison
District E: Christina Jones
Livable Raleigh Editorial Team