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...

City Council’s Code of Conduct Demands Respect for Citizens

City Council’s Code of Conduct Demands Respect for Citizens

The Raleigh City Council has a formal "Code of Conduct" which defines acceptable behavior for the councilors.  One section of the code defines how the councilors are expected to behave in interactions with the public.   CONDUCT WITH THE PUBLIC Public meetings and...

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.