Excerpt from The Carolinian Newspaper, March 19, 2020 edition. Editorial by Danny K. Manning

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”Ladies and Gentlemen, in 1974 Raleigh created a new way for residents to directly influence the direction of neighborhoods. Mr. Lightner was elected [mayor] to a coalition of voters concerned about the city’s rapid growth, and his administration responded with a means of giving the voters, you North Carolinian residents a larger say in … this city’s future development. The organization was called Citizen Advisory Council, better known as CAC‘s. The organization was to concentrate on three broad problems, housing, transportation, and governmental accountability.

Ladies and Gentlemen, these problems still exist more so today. But Ladies and Gentlemen, the newly elected mayor (Mary Ann Baldwin) has disbanded this organization.“