Candidate Responses - At-Large
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#1 Full Questionnaire
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#2 Comparison of Candidate Responses
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#1 Full Questionnaire
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#2 Comparison of Candidates’ Responses
1. Do you think short-term rentals deplete housing stock?
2. Are you concerned about commercial entities buying up local housing stock?
3. Will you support improving affordable housing as a priority in all future development projects and rezoning applications?
4. Will you encourage developers to offer conditions to include some affordable housing or other community benefit as part of rezoning requests?
6. Will you support regulations to allow only limited whole house short-term rentals?
7. Will you find a way to require developers to replace affordable housing stock that is lost due to their project?
8. Will you support asking the NC General Assembly to allow cities/towns the ability to use inclusionary zoning?
TRANSPARENCY / DEVELOPER INFLUENCE
1. Will you commit to holding all public meetings in public and not avoid the law by meeting in groups of four or smaller?
2. Will you commit to only voting on items that are scheduled on meeting agendas?
3. Will you commit to requiring developers to offer tangible community benefits in exchange for approving rezoning requests?
4. Will you support a formal, city-staffed process of developer/neighborhood meetings for rezoning and development projects?
5. Will you commit to formalizing the role of the Development Services Advisory Commission so that members are publicly appointed and meetings are publicized and open to the public?
4. Will you solicit input from the CACs in your deliberations, including zoning requests?
5. Will you allow both virtual and in-person comments at Council meetings, based on the speaker's preference and/or need?
6. Will you allow at least 3 minutes per speaker at public comments regardless of the number of speakers?
7. Will you acknowledge concerns presented during Council public comment periods and address during meetings or with public follow-up?
8. Will you support scheduling elections to allow enough time for effective primaries and run-offs to occur?
9. Do you support adding more Council district seats?
1. Will you support enacting policies that will protect and grow Raleigh's tree canopy?
2. Will you support enacting policies that will protect our water supply and quality?
3. Will you support developing stricter requirements for landscape buffers for rezoning and development?
NEIGHBORHOOD QUALITY OF LIFE
1. Will you enact and enforce tougher regulations to manage nightlife on Glenwood South, Paula Street, and other troublesome areas?
2. Will you support more technical assistance for neighborhood participation in rezoning and development applications in their areas?
3. Will you support expanding the development of Small Area Plans for more neighborhoods that are at risk of gentrification or extinction?
4. Will you pledge to honor and follow existing Small Area Plans when they impact planning and other decisions?
5. Will you commit to honoring existing NCODs (Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts) and HODs (Historic Overlay Districts) and to consider future requests to create NCODs and HODs?
1. What are your top three spending priorities for Raleigh?
- Increase pay for RFD / RPD
- Maintain parks and greenways
- Maintain infrastructure
- Increasing the supply of low-income housing
- Raising the wages of city workers and improving their working conditions
- Increasing access to public transit and making it free at the point of use
- Basic services: Water/Sewer, Sanitation, Public Safety, Transportation, Planning & Communication
- Fire & Police Safety
- Water & sewer availability
- Affordable Housing
- Housing: we have a housing crisis in Raleigh. I pledge to help build a sound city council that looks at how redevelopment affects each citizen. I am not against growth and development but the Council must consider every citizen when decisions are made. Even middle-income citizens are struggling to find housing and to keep a roof over their heads. Too many citizens feel dehumanized and devalued.
- Equity in pay: I support a living wage of at least $15 an hour for our citizens. Raising the minimum wage boosts employee morale as well as helps workers find affordable housing and sustains local businesses. I’ve done outreach to citizens who are living in hotels, and I see the difficulties families face, especially those with children. Wages need to keep up with the cost of living.
- Increase funds for home improvement. Seniors are faced with eviction when they are low on funds to keep their homes livable.
2. Name your top three suggestions for cutting the city's spending.
- Remove all DEI and new positions created for 22-23
- End frivilous spending. Ex the 1 million for the Convention Center LED screen
- My plan is to cut 3-5 million from the 22-23 budget
- Divesting from the police budget. ***See a full explanation at the end of the survey***
- Halting any tax-incentive grants or using city funding for private development that is not low-income/affordable
- Investing in cost-effective bus shelters with functional purposes, rather than hostile architecture that fails to meet residents’ needs
- We are growing rapidly and are understaffed in many areas
- This not the time to reduce investments in personnel, operations or capital
- The productivity of middle management should always feel the manager’s firm hand. Hybrid work may reduce the costs of space
- Full audit of budget
- Doing just basics
- Spend less on parks and more on providing housing for citizens that are homeless
- Cut back on the incentives provided to developers