Taxpayer Subsidies: Not Needed Then, Not Needed Now.

Taxpayer Subsidies: Not Needed Then, Not Needed Now.

Taxpayer subsidies to developers are rarely, if ever, a good idea. John Kane is asking for public money to fund his proposed "Downtown South" development. Because of my concerns, I spoke to the Raleigh City Council during the public comments period of the November 4th...

Raleigh City Council and Pay to Play Cronyism

Raleigh City Council and Pay to Play Cronyism

Tim Niles, a resident of Raleigh, delivered the following comments to the City Council on Tuesday, October 20. Mayor Baldwin and members of City Council.  Good afternoon, One of the first actions taken by this council was to abolish recognition for CACs and their...

Disinformation in Local Elections

Disinformation in Local Elections

On Tuesday, October 20, Raleigh's News and Observer is hosting a webinar, "Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do" I decided to write to the N&O on the eve of their webinar because I have three examples of the role disinformation has...