Councilor Knight on CACs, They are Inappropriate!

Councilor Knight on CACs, They are Inappropriate!

Knight said the CACs, by continuing to call themselves CACs, were misleading the public. They were self-elected, self-selected, exclusive and inappropriate.
He said the one vital thing they were doing was voting on other people’s property rights without being elected to do so.
The only one misleading the public is Knight.

The “Best” City Council Money Can Buy.

The “Best” City Council Money Can Buy.

First we “Showed You the Money.” Then we “Followed the Money.” In this third of our series about the money in Raleigh’s politics, we examine the effects of Special Interest money pouring into the campaigns.

Follow the Money 2019

Follow the Money 2019

As a follow-up to Livable Raleigh’s previous blog, “Show Me the Money”, about the development community money spent in the 2019 City Council election, this time we look at the specifics for individual Councilors.

Getting it Right, or Being Right. Your constituents deserve respect!

Getting it Right, or Being Right. Your constituents deserve respect!

Two weeks ago I attended and spoke at my first city council meeting. With a shaky voice I opened with how much I love this city and how welcoming it has been to me. Last week the public comments made on June 7th by Refund Raleigh were labeled inaccurate, inappropriate, egregious, and out of line. The experiences and stories of many, immediately being dismissed. Citing specific events that have led to the community not feeling safe and asking to earn a living wage for working hard for this city are none of those things.  All of your constituents deserve respect no matter what their gender, income, or ethnicity. All of us need you committed to getting it right. 

City Council is making decisions in SECRET AGAIN!!!

City Council is making decisions in SECRET AGAIN!!!

Mayor Baldwin and her City Council majority selected one of three options presented to them for new election district lines without any public discussion of the merits of those three options. They refused to provide the public with any reasoning for their decision....

UPDATE — TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power — UPDATE

UPDATE — TAA: Turning Pandemic Pain into Profits and Power — UPDATE

As the NC Council of State has voted to end the state’s eviction moratorium, we feel now is a good time to re-examine the relationships between members of Raleigh’s City Council, the Triangle Apartment Association and a Full Service Eviction Service who notes now is a good time to clean out less than desirable tenants.