by S | May 25, 2023 | Blog
Raleigh is growing rapidly. Where are we headed? Most Raleighites like the idea of growth that is more economical, environmental and equitable. To succeed, we’ll have to grow in ways and in locations that bring fewer cars, more trees and more equitable prosperity.
by T N | May 24, 2023 | Blog
Please tell our Planning Department to stop dedicating staff time to demolishing our historic neighborhoods, and instead work on redeveloping these parking lots. I’ll bet Planning staff would rather be doing that anyway!
by S M | May 16, 2023 | Blog
Election Reform, City budget, housing, crime, and rezoning requests
by S M | May 2, 2023 | BlogHIGHLIGHTS Unanimously approved moving public comments to the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm, following a 4-6pm work session, starting in September Unanimously approved funding for 292 affordable units at $7.05M Fund reallocation and donations for Dix Park...
by T N | Apr 5, 2023 | Blog
Missing Middle will not repair our history of racist redlining. With all the discussion of zoning’s racist past, there is surprisingly no discussion to ensure that zoning changes will result in more equitable and truly affordable housing choices. It appears that our racist past has been weaponized to support changes that in the end may do nothing to repair it other than providing more opportunities for the building industry.
by S M | Apr 4, 2023 | BlogHIGHLIGHTS Councilor Patton absent and excused Voted unanimously to appropriate $10,000 from Council Contingency to support the United Arts Council’s Annual Gala Voted unanimously to approve $492,231 from ARPA funds for Legal Aid of North...
by T N | Mar 28, 2023 | Blog
When residents are telling you that your project is causing gentrification and displacement, your response should not be to double down and steamroll the people.
by S M | Mar 21, 2023 | BlogHIGHLIGHTS Longtime City Clerk Gail Smith was honored at her last meeting upon her retirement Public Comments focused on negative impacts of Missing Middle and other rezoning actions that will harm existing neighborhoods, difficulties in engaging with the City,...
by T N | Feb 26, 2023 | Blog
As it stands, the Dix study would do little more than say to developers, “Keep doing what you’re doing” and the city will help grease the wheels. We don’t need a study for that. The wheels are fully greased. What we do need, and fast, is a thoughtful revision of the study that puts the brakes on pernicious development while it puts in place – in the zoning code and related policies – a strong set of policies to insure that development will henceforth serve the broad public interest, and not just its investors.
by S M | Feb 21, 2023 | BlogHIGHLIGHTS Mayor Baldwin absent from both meetings Work Session provided detailed review about cost of providing City services during annexations Public comments centered on Affordable Housing, gentrification, police accountability, and racial justice Solid Waste...