Help Keep the Information Coming

Help Keep the Information Coming

If you rely on the kind of information you are only able to find through Livable Raleigh, we need your help to be able to continue to provide that valuable information to you. We have recently published all the data you need to keep up with the coming City Council...

In a New Poll of Key Issues, Raleigh Voters Call for Change

In a New Poll of Key Issues, Raleigh Voters Call for Change

As the NC primary election season comes to an end and the summer season arrives, it is time to start focusing on Raleigh's upcoming municipal elections. We are rerunning this release of polling data showing what Raleigh voters think of their local city government. You...

City Council Candidates are Off and Running. Livable Raleigh will provide the play-by-play!

City Council Candidates are Off and Running. Livable Raleigh will provide the play-by-play!

The filing period for candidates in Raleigh’s November 8th Mayoral and City Council elections closed Friday, July 15, at noon. It’s an interesting slate of candidates, with a mix of returning incumbents, unknown newcomers and even a couple well known Council retirees coming back for another run. Raleigh voters will be able to count on Livable Raleigh to provide all the information needed to be an informed voter in November.

Who Does Council Serve? Part 1: Follow the Money.

Who Does Council Serve? Part 1: Follow the Money.

72% of Raleigh voters say city government is too beholden to developers. City Council has tried to hide the corrupting influence of big money in a growing list of backroom decisions, but three out of four Raleigh voters see it and feel it every day – as rapid growth drives up their cost of living, drives down their quality of life and drives modest income families out of town.

Raleigh’s Future is in Voter’s Hands

Raleigh’s Future is in Voter’s Hands

Livable Raleigh Chair Susan Maruyama recently sent this opinion piece to the News & Observer. They published an edited version and we wanted to share the complete version here. Fifty years ago, when Clarence Lightner, Raleigh’s first and only black mayor, created...

Voting begins. But, not for Raleigh City Council

Voting begins. But, not for Raleigh City Council

Early voting has started in North Carolina. Many cities are electing their City Council representatives. BUT NOT RALEIGH. The citizens of Raleigh will have to wait until November to elect their City Council. A full year AFTER the current council's term was supposed to...

INDY Reader Misses the Point(s)

INDY Reader Misses the Point(s)

We previously wrote about INDY Daily's comments on Raleigh Council's undemocratic actions here: INDY Daily BLASTS City Council's Undemocratic Behavior.   One of their readers disagrees with their take on it and writes: "This is not a good take with respect to the...

Experts say City Council is violating the Voting Rights Act

Experts say City Council is violating the Voting Rights Act

City Councilors believe they can violate the voting rights of minority communities in Raleigh without consequence.  UNC School of Government begs to differ!   On March 1, at a Public Hearing to comment on a redistricting proposal, Raleigh City Councilors...

City Council misstates law and mischaracterizes public input

City Council misstates law and mischaracterizes public input

At the March 1 public hearing to review and approve new District Maps for Raleigh's City Council, the City Attorney claimed Raleigh is not covered by Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and City Staff claimed that the Advocacy Groups who reviewed the proposed maps...