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

Follow the Money

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.

Will Raleigh Ever Protect its LGBTQ Citizens?

Will Raleigh Ever Protect its LGBTQ Citizens?

In the last week three more local governments have enacted LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Ordinances. Joining the ranks are Charlotte, Chatham County and Winston-Salem. But, Raleigh still offers NO PROTECTIONS to their LGBTQ citizens. This despite the fact that two members...

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.

Budget Busting Bus Shelters

Budget Busting Bus Shelters

At-Large Councilor Melton is excited to spend an extra $720,000 on designer bus shelters. Bus rider Lenora Southerland just wants a place to sit while she waits. Instead of moving quickly to add bus benches and shelters at more than 1,000 bus stops with neither,...