TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power

TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power

Through no fault of their own, families are facing eviction and homelessness at a rate greater than in the Great Recession. Sadly, there are powerful development industry groups in the Triangle seeking to turn the pain of vulnerable families into profits and political influence.

To collect (yard waste), or not to collect. That is the question.

On Wednesday -- yesterday -- the city cycled back, forth and back again on the question of yard waste collection. First, it was off, suspended indefinitely. Then, it was back on, per a mid-morning announcement. Finally, in mid-afternoon, it was off again, except for a...

Delay April & May Council meetings

  Dear Mayor Baldwin and City Council Members, We are not living in “business as usual” times. On the City website, a notice has been posted to hold a “virtual” City Council meeting on April 7th where there will be “public comment” allowed so we can continue to...

Current news and action items — March 27, 2020

Please stay safe and follow official government guidelines during this public health crisis. As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Wake County, so are concerns that the virus could overwhelm our local healthcare system. To help prevent that...

Letter to Raleigh’s City Manager

Dear City Manager Hall: I am writing on behalf of many Raleigh residents.  First of all we want to thank you for your leadership during this time of unprecedented crisis.  We appreciate the very big challenges you and other City staff are facing as you endeavor to run...

Good news! Neighbors are helping neighbors.

A nice and unexpected thing happened to me yesterday. A neighbor down the block stopped by to thank me for sharing some of our home cooked meals with him these past few weeks. As a thank you, the neighbor gave us two pieces of delicious chocolate cake, which had been...

Business as Usual?

It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious threat to our health, safety, and way of life. Please adhere to the guidelines from local, state, and national governments. And please do what you can to help others. We will not recover quickly or easily from the...

COVID-19 Resources

  Your best resources for COVID-19 information: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/ State of North Carolina – www.ncdhhs.gov Wake County – www.Wakegov.com City of Raleigh – www.Raleighnc.gov