CACs are what democracy is all about – Councilor David Cox

CACs are what democracy is all about – Councilor David Cox

Mr. Knight misunderstands what CACs did. People exercised their right to express their support or not of proposed changes in the city code through non-binding votes.

It is chilling to think that anyone in 21st century America after all our Country has been through to secure our rights to speak freely, to petition our government, and to vote at everything from neighborhood book clubs to electing the President could utter such words.

Highlights from September 20 Council meetings

Highlights from September 20 Council meetings

September 20 City Council Work Session & Afternoon Session HIGHLIGHTS Neither Nicole Stewart nor Patrick Buffkin were on hand for the work session about community engagementCommunity Engagement Board will meet the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm at One...

It’s our city and we can take it back!

It’s our city and we can take it back!

The issue is not growth or no growth. It is out of control development and infrastructure as an after the fact band aid to a poorly designed, oversized project.

What Raleigh needs right now is well planned, well executed development that includes actual affordable housing at every turn and incorporates transportation and environmental infrastructure up front.

A Soft Coup of Democratic City Government

A Soft Coup of Democratic City Government

I call on City Council within 30 days to formally and individually notify the 30,000 owners of the parcels of land in the frequent transit areas, in easy-to-understand language, of what may now be built next to and across the street from them as a result of stripping traditional zoning protections

Raleigh’s Affordable Housing Open House:  Effective or Merely Performative?

Raleigh’s Affordable Housing Open House:  Effective or Merely Performative?

Many attendees (including single mothers) were disappointed in the event because they had high expectations for housing solutions that they need NOW.  So, this appears to have been no more than a manipulative ploy to generate attendance numbers for positive press in advance of the election, without producing any real results.  

City Council Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2022

City Council Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2022

City Council Meeting – September 6, 2022 HIGHLIGHTS Authorized acquisition of land for the New Bern Crossings affordable rental development project (192 units) City Attorney reports that local governments can restrict public comments from being used to campaign for...