January 2023

Anyone else have a fast and full January? Below are a few Raleigh City Council highlights from the beginning of 2023. If you have a constituent need, please email jane.harrison@raleighnc.gov for assistance. City Council Retreat We had an information-filled 2-day retreat – an opportunity to learn about key staff initiatives and begin policy discussion onContinue reading “January 2023”

Raleigh City Council: December 2022

It’s been less than a month since being sworn in on December 5, 2022. I intend to write monthly updates from my viewpoint as a District D councilor to keep y’all informed on our activities. Hope this is helpful! Swearing in Ceremony 12/5/22 Our new council of eight was sworn in at Raleigh Union Station.Continue reading “Raleigh City Council: December 2022”

Affordable Housing Studies

The City of Raleigh is considering commissioning a report on strategies for increasing the affordability of both subsidized and un-subsidized housing. City staff has summarized housing studies commissioned by the City and various regional partners over the last decade. Those studies are briefly summarized below. Photo credit: Raleigh Area Land Trust. CITY OF RALEIGH STUDIESContinue reading “Affordable Housing Studies”

Housing Markets are Segmented, Implications for Policy

The following discussion is a summary of the article ‘Why Voters Haven’t Been Buying the Case For Building” by Rick Jacobus at Shelterforce. He describes research from economists Jerome Rothenberg and George Galster on urban housing markets. Read the full article here: https://shelterforce.org/2019/02/19/why-voters-havent-been-buying-the-case-for-building/ Why are lower-income people, and even middle-income people, unlikely to benefit fromContinue reading “Housing Markets are Segmented, Implications for Policy”

Policy FAQs

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Do you support reinstating Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs)? Yes, Raleigh is better off when neighbors communicate, organize, and advocate to address issues of common concern. I advocate for revamping CACs and providing city resources like a place to meet, zoom or hybrid meeting technology, and help with outreach. CAC leaders would benefit from leadershipContinue reading “Policy FAQs”


I’m proud to be endorsed by: Wake County Democratic Party – Fight for a brighter, more equal future. They believe in robust community input; fair and transparent government practices; sustainable growth and infrastructure planning; free public transit; inclusive economic development; a woman’s right to choose; and environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. The NewsContinue reading “Endorsements”

Endorsements from The News & Observer

Great thanks to Raleigh’s News & Observer for endorsing me for Raleigh City Council. Affordable housing, racial equity, and community engagement are major issues they note that the next council must tackle. All voices need to be at the table as we grow. I am committed to a vision for the city that takes careContinue reading “Endorsements from The News & Observer”