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Yard Signs Are Now Available

Yard Signs Are Now Available

Be the FIRST in your neighborhood to show your support for recalling Mary-Ann Baldwin These yard signs are our Thank You gift for a MINIMUM donation of $10. We will happily accept more. This is the FIRST shipment. Get yours before they are GONE. Donations accepted...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Recalling Mayor Baldwin

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Recalling Mayor Baldwin

FAQ Why are we doing a recall? The public feels a recall is warranted because of this Council’s closed-door power grab to unnecessarily grant themselves an extra eight months in office and to eliminate runoff elections. Their actions constitute a true threat to...

The case for Recalling Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

The case for Recalling Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

The event that pushed Livable Raleigh over the edge and forced us to initiate this Recall was the Mayor's Power Grab to add an extra 8 months to her term in office by moving the next City Council election from Oct 2021 to Nov 2022 to handle the census delay while the...

This week in INDY Backtalk

This week in INDY Backtalk

INDY Week Published Backtalk the same day they published the winners of their "Best Of" series and we now have a bit more understanding of why the readers chose us as Best Local Activist Group. The readers' comments in "Backtalk:Wants to be Charlotte So Bad" sound...

What’s really Missing from Raleigh’s Missing Middle policy?

What’s really Missing from Raleigh’s Missing Middle policy?

There has been a lot of talk about missing middle housing since the city council approved a text change to legalize it (duplexes and townhomes) city-wide. This is different from the campaign promise made by the mayor during her 2019 run for the office. In answer to a...

BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUP – 2021

BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUP – 2021

INDY Week Readers Name Livable Raleigh Best Local Activist Group 2021 Best Local Activist Group Livable Raleigh "At first glance, Livable Raleigh’s army of social justice warriors appears to be a bunch of families walking down a neighborhood street, kids on bikes, and...

Poor Communities Are Not Devoid of Hope or Role Models, Just Resources

Poor Communities Are Not Devoid of Hope or Role Models, Just Resources

In the current issue of INDYWeek, Courtney Napier challenges Raleigh City Councilor Buffkin's assertion that the children of poor people need wealthier people as role models. What follows are some excerpts from her piece: As I was putting the finishing touches on a...

@NoCapRaleigh – Tweeting Truth to Council’s Abuses of Power

@NoCapRaleigh – Tweeting Truth to Council’s Abuses of Power

If you're like us, you're a fan of Twitter. And, there is no one on Twitter we like better than someone who knows about local politics and is willing to wade into the deep end and throw a little shade. @NoCapRaleigh fits the bill perfectly. NoCap is a reference to...

Raleigh City Election Emergency Meeting – Poll Results

Raleigh City Election Emergency Meeting – Poll Results

The results are in from the polls we conducted during our recent virtual Emergency Public Meeting to discuss the next Raleigh City Elections which have been delayed until November 2022 by City Council BEHIND CLOSED DOORS with NO PUBLIC NOTICE, NO PUBLIC INPUT and NO...

City Council Afternoon Session, July 6, 2021

City Council Afternoon Session, July 6, 2021

Five former mayors (Fetzer, Coble, York, Meeker, McFarlane) on hand to help honor City Clerk Gail Smith for 50 years of service. Appointed Denise Smith Kline as new Civil Service Commission Chair. STC-04-2021 in consent agenda – public hearing scheduled for August 17....

Emergency Public Meeting: Join with Us to Protect Your Vote

Emergency Public Meeting: Join with Us to Protect Your Vote

North Carolina’s top elected officials and media agree that what the Raleigh City Council did was wrong. Let’s put Raleigh‘s elections back in the hands of the voters.  Save the Date – Saturday, July 17 at 3pm for an Emergency Public Meeting to discuss a Special...

UPDATE — TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power — UPDATE

UPDATE — TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power — UPDATE

As the NC Council of State has voted to end the state’s eviction moratorium, we feel now is a good time to re-examine the relationships between members of Raleigh’s City Council, the Triangle Apartment Association and a Full Service Eviction Service who notes now is a good time to clean out less than desirable tenants.

As if things aren’t already bad enough for trees in Raleigh

As if things aren’t already bad enough for trees in Raleigh

On April 5, 2021, House Bill 496: Property Owners’ Rights/Tree Ordinances was filed in the House of the NC General Assembly. On May 11 it was passed by the House 72-43 and sent to the Senate on May 12. It was subsequently sent to the Senate Committee Rules and...