...days since Raleigh City Council discontinued Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) with NO REPLACEMENT.

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Virtual Community Forum!

We want to hear YOUR voice! 

Come discuss Livable Raleigh’s activities and community engagement issues, and give your input on critical topics leading up to Raleigh’s 2021 October elections.

Bring your questions and concerns!

Leading Raleigh Political Strategist, Brad Crone, will make predictions and take your questions.

Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 10AM

Register for the free event here.

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The Public Interest: Can The Raleigh City Council See It?

The Public Interest: Can The Raleigh City Council See It?

Raleigh’s city leaders have a civic duty to create spaces for public dialogue; to encourage and listen to diverse viewpoints; offer honest analysis and synthesis toward recommendations that advocate for the public interest; and act in the public interest, which...

Downtown South Project – Final Call to Action

Downtown South Project – Final Call to Action

City Council has scheduled a special meeting for the Public Hearing on the Downtown South Project. You have only two days to provide your input into this important discussion.   If you would like to send an email to the members of City Council, their email...

The Week Ahead – Week of December 14, 2020

The Week Ahead – Week of December 14, 2020

Sign up by 5pm Friday, 12/11, to speak at the public hearing on Downtown South which will be held as a special meeting on Tuesday, 12/15 with possible continuation on 12/17. Police Advisory Board meets 12/16. Take surveys about floodplains, Dix Park, and Crabtree Creek Trail Improvements. Five tips to keep leaves out of storm drains.

CALL TO ACTION – DOWNTOWN SOUTH

CALL TO ACTION – DOWNTOWN SOUTH

Good news: The Raleigh Planning Commission voted 8-0 AGAINST Kane Realty’s application for the massive development they’re calling “Downtown South.” The Commission found that John Kane’s bid for a huge up-zoning of his 145-acre site in South Raleigh, with buildings of...

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage

As the largest development proposal ever seen in Raleigh, John Kane’s Downtown South Project challenges all the normal processes for judging community impacts and benefits. The political pressure for quick approval is equally off the charts, so much so that the City...

The Week Ahead – Week of December 7, 2020

The Week Ahead – Week of December 7, 2020

Sign up by 5pm Friday, 12/4, to speak at the 12/8 Planning Commission meeting on Downtown South. Sign up by 5pm Friday, 12/11, to speak at the public hearing on Downtown South which will be held as a special meeting on Tuesday, December 15. Central CAC meets on 12/7. Hillsborough-Wade CAC meets on 12/8. RWCA discusses Downtown South on Monday. OneWake discusses Downtown South on Tuesday.

The Week Ahead – Week of November 30, 2020

The Week Ahead – Week of November 30, 2020

Council’s last regularly scheduled meeting for 2020 is Tuesday, December 1. Sign up by 5pm Friday, 11/27, if you want to make public comments or speak at a public hearing. Public hearings of particular interest include Midtown-St. Albans Plan and TC-4-20, Infill Setbacks and Height.

Stick to the Plan — Raleigh’s Comprehensive Plan

Stick to the Plan — Raleigh’s Comprehensive Plan

Raleigh’s Comprehensive Plan makes a clear commitment to sustainability and focuses on the “interdependent relationships of environmental stewardship, economic strength and social integrity.” It emphasizes the provision of economic and housing opportunities for all segments of the population in all areas of the city… including “aging in place.” It strongly promotes protection, restoration and preservation of the environment and existing neighborhoods; “of careful infill development that complements existing character and responds to natural features” … “the conservation of urban, suburban and native forests” … “preserving its natural landscapes” … “wildlife and habitat protection” and on and on.

The Week Ahead – Week of November 23, 2020

The Week Ahead – Week of November 23, 2020

Before taking a break for the Thanksgiving holidays, please pay attention to what’s happening with the Downtown South project. Meetings on Monday night and Tuesday. Let’s work together to make sure enough time is allowed for community engagement, community benefit conditions, and management of stormwater issues in a vulnerable area.

Livable Raleigh’s Call To Action on Kane’s Downtown South Project

Livable Raleigh’s Call To Action on Kane’s Downtown South Project

Dear Friends of Livable Raleigh, Earlier this week I sent a Call To Action message to everyone on our Livable Raleigh mailing list in regards to the proposed Downtown South project. You may have read about the project in recent stories here. The Downtown South Project...

The Week Ahead – Week of November 16, 2020

Council meets on Tuesday. Conversations continue on Downtown South project. RDU Quarry update from Sierra Club. Police Advisory Board meets. Lots of info on Transit. Weigh in on text changes.