INDY Daily BLASTS City Council’s UNDEMOCRATIC behavior

INDY Daily BLASTS City Council’s UNDEMOCRATIC behavior

Jane Porter, Editor-In-Chief of INDYWeek, writes a daily email newsletter, INDY Daily. The March 4, 2022 edition takes on Raleigh's City Council for their most recent undemocratic decision. She asks that we share the newsletter with our friends. So, we reprint it...

Revolutionary Engagement

Revolutionary Engagement

Tim Niles, a founding member of Livable Raleigh, delivered the following remarks to City Council during Public Comments on March 1, 2022:When this council defunded the CACs, you promised a new, REVOLUTIONARY, engagement system. Last Friday's Planning Commission...

RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 1, 2022

RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 1, 2022

Highlights TC-12-21 regarding Accessory Commercial Units has been referred back to Economic Development & Innovation Committee and they hope to report back to Council in April/May timeframe Mayor Baldwin wants to reinstate the requirement for both public comment...

A Convenient Excuse to Silence the Public Again

A Convenient Excuse to Silence the Public Again

The Raleigh City Council decided at its last meeting on February 15th to return to in-person meetings, beginning in March. At this same meeting, a couple of Raleigh residents spoke before the Council urging them to continue offering residents the option of...

Keep a Remote Option for Engagement

Keep a Remote Option for Engagement

Lisa Hughet recently sent the following email to Raleigh City Council. Lisa has lived in Raleigh for nearly 30 years and says "my activism really kicked into high gear during the pandemic. Ironically, coinciding with a new City Council who appears not to have the...

Hear what we heard at Open Mic Night

Hear what we heard at Open Mic Night

Livable Raleigh held an “Open Mic” night on Tuesday, February 15. Sixty plus Raleigh community members joined us to discuss topics ranging from Affordable Housing to Zoning, the Environment to CACs, and upcoming elections to the undue influence of developers on the...

Two Year Anniversary of CAC Vote: the Void is Still Here

Two Year Anniversary of CAC Vote: the Void is Still Here

It’s been two years since the Raleigh City Council voted to abolish City support of CACs (Citizen Advisory Councils). They promised to replace them with a much improved community engagement system. After two years, that still hasn’t happened. Why the slow progress?

City Council is making decisions in SECRET AGAIN!!!

City Council is making decisions in SECRET AGAIN!!!

Mayor Baldwin and her City Council majority selected one of three options presented to them for new election district lines without any public discussion of the merits of those three options. They refused to provide the public with any reasoning for their decision....

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...