The “Best” City Council Money Can Buy.

The “Best” City Council Money Can Buy.

First we “Showed You the Money.” Then we “Followed the Money.” In this third of our series about the money in Raleigh’s politics, we examine the effects of Special Interest money pouring into the campaigns.

Patrick Buffkin – Rejected in Landslide

Patrick Buffkin – Rejected in Landslide

Raleigh City Councilor Patrick Buffkin asked the voters who know him best to promote him to a seat in the NC Senate. Their answer was a resounding NO! The Tuesday, May 17th primary was the first electoral test for a sitting member of Raleigh's City Council and the...

Buffkin Pushes Alternative Facts

Buffkin Pushes Alternative Facts

Councilor Buffkin says Raleigh's new district maps were created in public view and with public input. Nothing could be further from the truth. Councilor Buffkin sent out a newsletter making this claim: "the Council’s decision marked a momentous occasion: the end of...

Follow the Money

Follow the Money

As a follow-up to Livable Raleigh’s previous blog, “Show Me the Money”, about the development community money spent in the 2019 City Council election, this time we look at the specifics for individual Councilors.

Buffkin says Raleigh’s rezoning process is broken

Buffkin says Raleigh’s rezoning process is broken

On Nov 2, 2021, in a 5-3 vote, Raleigh's City Council approved a contentious zoning case, Z-53-20, located on Lead Mine Road. In a statement, remarkable for its total lack of self awareness, Councilor Partick Buffkin, District A, who represents the affected area, told...

Buffkin’s COVID Grandstanding Puts Public Health at Risk

Buffkin’s COVID Grandstanding Puts Public Health at Risk

It was announced on social media Wednesday, August 11th, that the Raleigh City Council was returning to virtual meetings as a safety precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Not long after, District A Councilor Patrick Buffkin criticized the decision on...