As if things aren’t already bad enough for trees in Raleigh

As if things aren’t already bad enough for trees in Raleigh

On April 5, 2021, House Bill 496: Property Owners’ Rights/Tree Ordinances was filed in the House of the NC General Assembly. On May 11 it was passed by the House 72-43 and sent to the Senate on May 12. It was subsequently sent to the Senate Committee Rules and...

Another Test of Council’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

Another Test of Council’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

A resident asks for Open and Fair Rezoning Governance. Tom Kwak is a Raleigh resident concerned with the future environmental health of our City and especially the potential to disregard environmental impacts as Raleigh navigates through its growing pains.  He...

Nicole Stewart is No Environmentalist

Nicole Stewart is No Environmentalist

Mayor Pro tem Nicole Stewart has long been labeled the “environmentalist” on Raleigh’s City Council. Her career as a fundraiser for the North Carolina Conservation Network doesn’t make her a champion for the environment. It simply makes her successful enough at...

Rezoning Cases — A Look Behind the Numbers

Rezoning Cases — A Look Behind the Numbers

The graph below comes from a Triangle Business Journal article contending that developers are “flooding” the current council with rezoning requests because they are confident that their requests will be quickly and easily...

When a Community Climate Action Plan is just a veneer

When a Community Climate Action Plan is just a veneer

Lynn Edmonds spoke at the March 16 meeting of the Raleigh City Council.  Her remarks are below.  Lynn  is Outreach Director for Public Schools First NC. A native of Durham, NC and 30 year resident of Raleigh, she is a longtime public school advocate and...