Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks about this Council's move of the next City Election to Nov 2022 at the City Council meeting on August 17: Mayor and Council – I suspect...
City Council created a study group to explore if and how the council’s structure should change. That could include increasing terms from two to four years, upping council members’ pay (currently $17,412 for what’s considered a part-time job), and expanding the...
Council threatens ‘Darth Vader Scenario’ in developer’s bid to destroy Azalea Falls, an ecological habitat of statewide significance.
The steeply wooded hillsides above Azalea Falls are, as detailed in the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources designation of statewide ecological significance, INTEGRAL to Azalea Falls’ unique forest ecology and aquatic habitats. No wooded hillsides, no Azalea Falls.
Despite overwhelming evidence that this upzoning should not go forward, this Council seems determined to approve the destruction of our most precious environmental assets for the insignificant benefit of one of the largest construction conglomerates in North America.
“My quick analysis is that the recommendations are better than nothing, but they fall far short of what’s needed to help those in the greatest need. … Raleigh, we STILL have a problem.”
Based on the collaboration of neighbors facing the upzoning Z-41-19 near Shelley Lake Park, here are 7 Actions developed by WeLoveShelleyLake that you can implement to make your collective voice known to city leadership and advocate for responsible, equitable development of our city.
Some people wouldn’t know what equity looked like if it walked up to them and slapped the mask off their face. Equity is not a word we just toss around in the air because it sounds good. Equity is about ensuring fairness in programming, local policies and outcomes.
Stormie Forte gets District D seat (no surprise); what will she do about John Kane’s massive upzoning bid?
Kane’s so-called Downtown South plan–not actually downtown–would dwarf his projects at North Hills and on Peace Street if approved as he’d like. Community benefits are thus far missing. He’s offered nothing.
City Council will choose a new member tomorrow to represent District D . It’s an historic opportunity to appoint the first African-American woman ever to serve on the Council. We believe that Carmen Wimberley Cauthen is fully worthy of that honor, and we recommend her without hesitation.
1) Kay has the experience and knowledge. 2) She has a great record of constituent service and community involvement. 3) 100% focus on City Council (won’t be distracted by re-election campaign). 4) It’s the right thing to do (an online petition says so). 5) Righting a...