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...

Time & Money spent, but NO new Community Engagement

Time & Money spent, but NO new Community Engagement

A year ago in early June, Mickey Fearn signed a $72,000 10-month contract with the City of Raleigh. The contract called for designing new community engagement functions to replace Raleigh's CACs (Citizen Advisory Councils) during Phase 2. That should have happened by...

The truth about Raleigh’s CACs

The truth about Raleigh’s CACs

Since the February 4, 2020 surprise vote by the Raleigh City Council to abolish City support of CACs, you may have heard that Raleigh's Citizen Advisory Councils were not diverse or representative of Raleigh's population. This is simply not true as the above photo...

Rezoning Cases — A Look Behind the Numbers

Rezoning Cases — A Look Behind the Numbers

The graph below comes from a Triangle Business Journal article contending that developers are “flooding” the current council with rezoning requests because they are confident that their requests will be quickly and easily...