Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Councilor Stephenson and Crowder took a ride on it, along with members of the Raleigh Transit Authority, transit staff and a few citizens. The City Manager and few other staff members stopped by while it was parked on Hargett Street across from the Municipal Building.
Then it headed over to TTA for them to take a look at it as well.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
I hope you'll choose me as your 2nd choice for the At-Large opening based my positions on the issues:
Impact fees: Increase them
North Hills TIF: No
Dix Park: Yes
Teardowns: Stop them unless the neighborhood has a Neighborhood Plan that protects its character.
Growth: Manage it, with the help of the updated Comprehensive Plan.
Parks bond: Pass it
Transit: Make the CAT system more reliable and support TTA rail.
CACs: Market them and revise the boundaries to better reflect population.
Environment: Protect water and air quality by reducing miles traveled in personal cars and increasing forested open space.
Drought: If it doesn’t rain, go to Stage 2 water restrictions. And from now on, start going to water restrictions earlier.
Comprehensive plan: Make sure it protects our natural systems and encourages transit-oriented land use, and includes wide public participation.
And on my pledge to increase citizen involvement, neighborhood preservation, and environmental stewardship in the city of Raleigh.
You have from 6:30am until 7:30pm Tuesday to vote. Go to: http://msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/Waves/WavesSearch.asp
to find your polling place.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
There appears to be an organized push to expand the public financing of candidates running for offices beyond the judicial races. I think that would be a great thing. Since the candidates would have to have a certain number(to be decided) of small donations, it would actually make it easier to ask people to support you. Most folks don't think that their $10 is worth much. But if it will help their candidate qualify for public funds, that makes every donation worth more. It also makes the person who can spare $10 as important as the person that can spare $100. That is a very nice thought.
Friday, October 5, 2007
If you aren't registered to vote, this is your last chance. You can't register and vote on Election Day.
...plus all the rest of the candidates --- Friday at 8pm, 9am Saturday and Monday at 8pm.
I didn't talk a lot about the issues because the candidates only get 3 minutes. However I did introduce a new concept: Vote for me because I have the time to do the job the way it needs to be done.
I guess we'll see how well that worked on Tuesday evening....
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Just check the Indy questionnaire : http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A160789
and the N&O questionnaire :
and audio interview with different questions: