A New Year’s Resolution: Engage with us! Negotiate for us!

A New Year’s Resolution: Engage with us! Negotiate for us!

Dear Mayor and City Council, As we start a new year, it is typical to make resolutions for self-betterment and better times in the upcoming year. I am no different. However my resolutions are for the Mayor and Council as we move forward in 2022. On behalf of the...

City Council, Community Engagement and the Code of Conduct

City Council, Community Engagement and the Code of Conduct

Tim Niles, a founding member of Livable Raleigh, delivered the following remarks to City Council during Public Comments on January 4, 2022:210 days ago, in a secret plot, with no public notice, no public input and no public vote, you moved your election by eight...

Finally, you get to tell City Council what YOU THINK!

Finally, you get to tell City Council what YOU THINK!

Recently the Study Group appointed by City Council to review the makeup of the Council, its term lengths and its compensation presented their recommendations. The Study Group did NOT ask for public input during their discussions. Now the council is allowing you to...

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...

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

Did you receive a letter telling you about a neighborhood meeting to discuss a rezoning in your area? Or maybe some of your neighbors told you about an upcoming meeting. Rezoning applicants are required to hold a neighborhood meeting before they can officially submit...

Emergency Public Meeting: Join with Us to Protect Your Vote

Emergency Public Meeting: Join with Us to Protect Your Vote

North Carolina’s top elected officials and media agree that what the Raleigh City Council did was wrong. Let’s put Raleigh‘s elections back in the hands of the voters.  Save the Date – Saturday, July 17 at 3pm for an Emergency Public Meeting to discuss a Special...