City Council Meeting – January 17, 2023

City Council Meeting – January 17, 2023

WORK SESSION Raleigh Police Department – ACORNS Program UpdateFocus on homelessness, mental health concerns, and substance issuesNine dedicated staff membersProvide referrals to community partners across Wake CountyWork with RPD Crisis Intervention Team, RPD Crisis...

Finish writing the ordinance.

Finish writing the ordinance.

Add a buffer zone and noise ordinance around reproductive care clinics. Our requests are reasonable, legal, and in line with the type of city we would all like Raleigh to be. One of love and respect for all.

Are six better than three?

Are six better than three?

To paraphrase Myrick Howard of Preservation NC, you can’t tear down an existing structure and expect to get affordable housing in its place. If we continue this process of tear downs, Raleigh will become a city where only citizens working in the professions and other highly compensated tech workers will be able to live.

Trickled on by the Missing Middle

Trickled on by the Missing Middle

Whatever aspirations Raleigh has for the Missing Middle, affordable housing is not one that will be realized. As a principal catalyst, the Missing Middle in other cities has shown the opposite effect—higher taxes, less affordable housing, higher land costs, rent increases, and higher house prices.

January 3, 2023 City Council Meetings

January 3, 2023 City Council Meetings

HIGHLIGHTS Consent agenda items will be reviewed with council before meetings in future.  Hearings that needed to be rescheduled due to insufficient notice will now be heard at a special council meeting on Tuesday, January 24, at 5pm. And staff has put in place...

Homelessness has doubled under Mayor Baldwin

Homelessness has doubled under Mayor Baldwin

The past council FAILED to protect our most vulnerable citizens in their efforts to give the developers free reign in their rezoning requests. Homelessness has DOUBLED in the last 2 years under the mayor’s leadership. We will be a better city when we take all of our residents into consideration and not just the wealthy donors that support the mayor. You councilors hold the power now and Raleigh is ready to see you get to work!

Health Clinic Buffer Zones are needed NOW!

Health Clinic Buffer Zones are needed NOW!

A Woman’s choice has been a good, quiet neighbor to us. They have always dealt with protestors but in recent months these protests have grown in size, volume and hostility, frequently blocking the sidewalk on my street, Myron Drive, and intimidating neighbors who are only looking to jog or push a stroller past. We ask Mayor Baldwin and City Council to please consider buffer zones, as Charlotte and Asheville have, to protect patients and neighbors while still allowing protestors their right to demonstrate at a distance. 

Glenwood South can control the noise & still thrive

Glenwood South can control the noise & still thrive

This city has let the area get wild and out of control. A factor is the extremely loud music being played which can be heard blocks away and in the homes of residents. My neighbor and I came to the council 2 years ago and we got a lot of nice talk but no action. Officers have told me the current noise control system is as frustrating for them as it is for residents.