January 16 City Council Meetings Highlights

January 16 City Council Meetings Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS  Mayor Baldwin absent from Work Session and absent and excused for portion of afternoon session and for evening session. City Council Retreat will be held on Friday, January 26, from 1-5pm at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary and on Saturday, January 27,...

Tax Breaks for Developers and Tax Hikes for Homeowners

Tax Breaks for Developers and Tax Hikes for Homeowners

Mayor Baldwin and her City Council majority including Jonathan Melton, Stormie Forte, Corey Branch and David Knight, who are all running for re-election, implemented a tax break policy for developers known as a “Tax Increment Grant” or TIG. Despite Baldwin’s claim otherwise, it can cost the City of Raleigh 5 million dollars in tax rebates every year FOREVER.

Your Taxes Raised 22%, Council’s Pay Raised 82%

Your Taxes Raised 22%, Council’s Pay Raised 82%

During their term in office, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin and City Councilors have raised your taxes by nearly 22% and Council's pay by 82%.First, some background facts:  Mayor Baldwin and City Council took office in Dec 2019. Each spring the council approves a budget for...