Strategic Plan Priorities

Strategic Plan Priorities

Longtime Raleigh resident Larry Helfant spoke at the October 5 City Council meeting and delivered the following remarks: Mayor – shortly after you took office, you created a Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2025. This plan addressed the needs of the community and the focal...

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...

Raleigh Affordable Housing: a Step in the Right Direction

Raleigh Affordable Housing: a Step in the Right Direction

The News & Observer reported on April 15 that the City of Raleigh has purchased almost 4 acres of land for future affordable housing. The land is along New Bern Avenue where the City is planning a future bus rapid transit line. This is a perfect location for more...

Bob Geary on Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing

Bob Geary on Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks about Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing to City Council on Apr 6: I’m speaking again on behalf of the Wake County Housing Justice...