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Car Clings are now available as Thank You Gifts

Car Clings are now available as Thank You Gifts

We've added Car "Clings" to our list of Thank You Gifts   These clings are quite versatile. They are removable. They will cling to glass or to paint. Just make sure the surface is clean before you apply. You can put them on the inside of the car facing OUT...

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

Did you receive a letter telling you about a neighborhood meeting to discuss a rezoning in your area? Or maybe some of your neighbors told you about an upcoming meeting. Rezoning applicants are required to hold a neighborhood meeting before they can officially submit...

Announcing Deliver 5 for Democracy

Announcing Deliver 5 for Democracy

Livable Raleigh Moves to Phase Two of Mayoral Recall With the “Deliver 5 for Democracy” Campaign. Over 1,000 of your neighbors have already signed – will you help advance the effort to save democracy in Raleigh? Entering the second month of our campaign to recall...

Respect is at the Core of Democracy

Respect is at the Core of Democracy

On September 20th Livable Raleigh hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the state of democracy in Raleigh.

One of the featured speakers was Bob Hall, who for more than 50 years has been NC’s foremost advocate for the idea that government should be for the people.

Raleigh flunks all 5 tests of “Open Democracy”

Raleigh flunks all 5 tests of “Open Democracy”

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks at the City Council meeting on September 7: Mayor and Council, I want to recommend a fascinating book called “Open Democracy: Popular...

Efforts To Recall The Mayor Are Heating Up

Efforts To Recall The Mayor Are Heating Up

The Carolinian, North Carolina's Twice-Weekly African-American Newspaper, published a piece by Tyria McCray discussing the effort to recall Raleigh Mayor May-Ann Baldwin. What follows are some excerpts from the piece with a link to the entire article on the...

What’s Next for Democracy in Raleigh?

What’s Next for Democracy in Raleigh?

A virtual Community Conversation with Panel Q&A about challenges to Raleigh’s democratic processes. Join our panelists to discuss the future of democracy in Raleigh and get answers to your questions about city elections, the future of community engagement and what...

Metrics of Success – If it Matters, it Gets Measured

Metrics of Success – If it Matters, it Gets Measured

One important plank of Livable Raleigh's platform is Evaluation Using Data and Metrics “If it matters, it gets measured.” Raleigh must establish better metrics for measuring growth, equity, environmental quality, traffic congestion and citizen engagement, evaluating...

New THANK YOU Gifts are here

New THANK YOU Gifts are here

You now have a choice of Thank You gifts when you donate. Our new PROTECT DEMOCRACY T-Shirt For a minimum donation of $15, you may select this T-shirt. 100% Cotton in unisex sizes: Medium, Large & Extra Large This fall's must have fashion statement!Our redesigned...

Clyde Cooper’s Barbeque joins the Recall Effort

Clyde Cooper’s Barbeque joins the Recall Effort

Clyde Cooper's Barbeque, a Downtown Raleigh institution since 1938, has joined the effort to Recall Mayor Baldwin!Livable Raleigh now has a permanent location in Downtown Raleigh where you can sign the recall petition. Clyde Cooper's Barbecue will have petitions...

It’s Never Too Late to do the Right Thing.

It’s Never Too Late to do the Right Thing.

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks about this Council's move of the next City Election to Nov 2022 at the City Council meeting on August 17: Mayor and Council – I suspect...

Will Raleigh Ever Protect its LGBTQ Citizens?

Will Raleigh Ever Protect its LGBTQ Citizens?

In the last week three more local governments have enacted LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Ordinances. Joining the ranks are Charlotte, Chatham County and Winston-Salem. But, Raleigh still offers NO PROTECTIONS to their LGBTQ citizens. This despite the fact that two members...

Buffkin’s COVID Grandstanding Puts Public Health at Risk

Buffkin’s COVID Grandstanding Puts Public Health at Risk

It was announced on social media Wednesday, August 11th, that the Raleigh City Council was returning to virtual meetings as a safety precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Not long after, District A Councilor Patrick Buffkin criticized the decision on...

What if Mayor Baldwin was a Republican?

What if Mayor Baldwin was a Republican?

I recently submitted a letter to the editor about Mayor Baldwin and her pattern of undemocratic behavior. The News & Observer deleted my main points (in red), and left just my partisan comments. With that heavy edit, the N&O should have titled my LTE “What if...