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...

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...

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...