Monthly neighborhood meetings MUST BE YOUR PRIORITY. Where residents know they can show up to stay informed about Planning, Budgeting, Development, Parks & Rec, Police & Fire, Bond Initiatives, Transit and even hear from their council representatives.
Highlights from September 5 Council Meetings
I have a simple request today but I am not sure how to get my voice heard and a proposal executed in a timely manner.
It is my understanding that you are planning on meeting in a closed session to discuss the City Clerk position. There is no reason to meet in a closed session unless you’re dealing with resumes. I understand you’re dealing with the structure of the Clerk’s position. You need to do that out in the open.
Highlights from work session and afternoon session
Let’s stipulate a couple of points up front. Missing Middle, done well, is a good thing. But….What the previous Council produced is MM done deviously, and sloppily. Much of it, in fact, undermines the whole premise of MM, which is to offer an increased number of affordable-housing options than would exist without it.
May 4, 2023, SECAC held our first in person meeting since covid and it was a packed house. The interest is still there and CAC’s are needed. Why? Because it keeps you connected with City, RPD, Wake County Sheriff and everything that’s happening in y(OUR) community.
The Hillsborough-Wade CAC held its first in-person meeting in over 3 years! The meeting and program was a huge success. We had over 50 residents in attendance, and the program included two City Councilors and staff from Raleigh’s Community Engagement Office.
CACs were important resources because they provided a one-stop-shop for staying informed. At monthly meetings attendees would hear a police report, a Parks & Rec report and City Staff reports about current issues. You would hear Planning Department topics. All the information brought to one meeting for you.
HIGHLIGHTS Mayor Baldwin absent from both meetings Work Session provided detailed review about cost of providing City services during annexations Public comments centered on Affordable Housing, gentrification, police accountability, and racial justice Solid Waste...