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.

Patrick Buffkin Wants Taxpayers to Buy Him a Bridge to Wegmans

Patrick Buffkin Wants Taxpayers to Buy Him a Bridge to Wegmans

Longtime Raleigh resident Larry Helfant spoke at Livable Raleigh's June 14 Forum on Tax Increment Grants. His remarks appear below. As most people know, the Midtown area has seen explosive growth over the last ten years, especially in the Saint Albans/Wake Forest Road...

Patrick Buffkin – Withheld Videos Revealed

Patrick Buffkin – Withheld Videos Revealed

District A Councilor, Patrick Buffkin, has held three virtual Town Hall meetings since the pandemic has shut down in-person gatherings. The first was April 28, 2020. The second on Sept 29, 2020. And, the most recent was Feb 11, 2021. All other councilors who have...

City Council’s Code of Conduct Demands Respect for Citizens

City Council’s Code of Conduct Demands Respect for Citizens

The Raleigh City Council has a formal "Code of Conduct" which defines acceptable behavior for the councilors.  One section of the code defines how the councilors are expected to behave in interactions with the public.   CONDUCT WITH THE PUBLIC Public meetings and...

Disinformation in Local Elections

Disinformation in Local Elections

On Tuesday, October 20, Raleigh's News and Observer is hosting a webinar, "Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do" I decided to write to the N&O on the eve of their webinar because I have three examples of the role disinformation has...

City Council votes 7 to 1 to destroy Azalea Falls.

City Council votes 7 to 1 to destroy Azalea Falls.

At the October 6 Raleigh City Council afternoon meeting, David Knight led a spurious, yet successful effort to destroy Azalea Falls, one of Raleigh’s designated National Historic sites.  As usual, the development-driven Council majority voted 7 to 1 (David Cox being the lone dissenter) to perpetrate another environmental disaster in our community.