Cat Lawson, Dist A Candidate, Does She Trust the Citizens?

Cat Lawson, Dist A Candidate, Does She Trust the Citizens?

If Cat Lawson’s understanding of being a City Councilor is that it is an “exercise in public trust,” why doesn’t she trust the public to know who she really is when she is asking for their support and their votes? Why is she scrubbing her history of anything that might be problematic for her run for office?

Mary Black-Branch, Dist A Candidate, in her own words

Mary Black-Branch, Dist A Candidate, in her own words

Mary Black-Branch is Livable Raleigh's endorsed candidate for City Council in District A. She recently answered a question about herself on Twitter and we are reposting her answer here.   Question: What got you into activism? Mary's answer: This is actually a...

Highlights from September 20 Council meetings

Highlights from September 20 Council meetings

September 20 City Council Work Session & Afternoon Session HIGHLIGHTS Neither Nicole Stewart nor Patrick Buffkin were on hand for the work session about community engagementCommunity Engagement Board will meet the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm at One...

A Soft Coup of Democratic City Government

A Soft Coup of Democratic City Government

I call on City Council within 30 days to formally and individually notify the 30,000 owners of the parcels of land in the frequent transit areas, in easy-to-understand language, of what may now be built next to and across the street from them as a result of stripping traditional zoning protections

Calling All Volunteers

Calling All Volunteers

Volunteers Needed for City Council Elections November 8th and for Early Voting starting October 20th   We need your help! Livable Raleigh is gearing up to provide and distribute relevant information to Raleigh residents regarding those running for office and to...

City Council Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2022

City Council Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2022

City Council Meeting – September 6, 2022 HIGHLIGHTS Authorized acquisition of land for the New Bern Crossings affordable rental development project (192 units) City Attorney reports that local governments can restrict public comments from being used to campaign for...

Mayor Nancy McFarlane Speaks Out. What’s Happening to Raleigh?

Mayor Nancy McFarlane Speaks Out. What’s Happening to Raleigh?

Former Mayor Nancy McFarlane sent an email to the members of Raleigh City Council on Sept 6, 2022, the morning before council is scheduled for a public hearing and anticipated vote on a contentious North Hills rezoning case. In it she says she is increasingly hearing...

Livable Raleigh announces City Council Endorsements

Livable Raleigh announces City Council Endorsements

Terrance Ruth is a breath of fresh air for our city, a man Raleigh will be proud to say is our mayor. His election will restore the integrity and decency to the mayor’s office that Raleigh voters could count on in the past, but that’s been missing these last three years.
With Ruth at the Council table, LR recommends a slate of “change” candidates that, as a group, reflect our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and social justice across racial, gender and age differences.
Each of our endorsed candidates brings a unique, valuable set of experiences that, when brought together on Council, will help Mayor Ruth lead the way to Raleigh’s best future.

Follow the Money 2022

Follow the Money 2022

After the 2019 election, we reported to you how much money the development industry poured into the candidates’ campaigns. Those developers found out how easy it was to buy council seats for their preferred candidates. It appears they plan to run the same playbook again in 2022. When you ask yourself, why do councilors vote the way they do? You will always find the answer when you FOLLOW THE MONEY.